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11-01-2019, 14:03   #16
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All sounds familiar with the Apartment lottery. I remember I did complain to the management about the yoke next door and things might improve for a while then kick off sporadically- to put it in context she was defo on drugs, had worked as a prostitute and drink was a constant theme obviously. Also had a little kid who the social services had been on about.
With that kind of messed up living I think there’s little enough they could do (I know eviction was threatened but these types are well up on their so called “rights”).
In the end I gave up caring as I was moving out anyhow and buying a house. Would be very reluctant to buy an apartment again unless it was in an exclusive mature building. As I say after it’s a lottery as to what riff raff are around you.

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Just to add, our apartment is in an exclusive mature building in a very well respected area in Dublin. The apartments seem to be largely owner occupied by young couples and young families etc. When we moved in our landlord advised us to mgmt were very strict and basically do not take any ****. This is why I went straight to them and am hopeful and confident something will be done. I get the points about people not realising the noise they make and I lived with a girl once who would always bang doors and have the tv on loudly. She was apologetic when I spoke to her about it.

This is a whole different ball game. There is a little bit of noise and then there's shouting and roaring at all hours of day and night. I am confident after this week that we will not be the only ones complaining!!
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Just to add, our apartment is in an exclusive mature building in a very well respected area in Dublin. The apartments seem to be largely owner occupied by young couples and young families etc. When we moved in our landlord advised us to mgmt were very strict and basically do not take any ****. This is why I went straight to them and am hopeful and confident something will be done. I get the points about people not realising the noise they make and I lived with a girl once who would always bang doors and have the tv on loudly. She was apologetic when I spoke to her about it.

This is a whole different ball game. There is a little bit of noise and then there's shouting and roaring at all hours of day and night. I am confident after this week that we will not be the only ones complaining!!

Are they Spanish by any chance? Had a similar issue in my apartment, also exclusive, mature well respected area etc
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Just to add, our apartment is in an exclusive mature building in a very well respected area in Dublin. The apartments seem to be largely owner occupied by young couples and young families etc. When we moved in our landlord advised us to mgmt were very strict and basically do not take any ****. This is why I went straight to them and am hopeful and confident something will be done. I get the points about people not realising the noise they make and I lived with a girl once who would always bang doors and have the tv on loudly. She was apologetic when I spoke to her about it.

This is a whole different ball game. There is a little bit of noise and then there's shouting and roaring at all hours of day and night. I am confident after this week that we will not be the only ones complaining!!
Are they rent-allowance tenants by any chance? Doesn’t sound like they’re working
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Are they rent-allowance tenants by any chance? Doesn’t sound like they’re working

I have no idea! I'm not sure if they are Spanish, all I know is they're not Irish and there seems to be a good few people up there. Definitley don't appear to work anyway. They were out on the balcony the other night at 4.30am and again at 7am. They seem to be out there for ages too, not just for a smoke for example. Whatever is so exciting about their balcony that they spend so much time on it!
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I have no idea! I'm not sure if they are Spanish, all I know is they're not Irish and there seems to be a good few people up there. Definitley don't appear to work anyway. They were out on the balcony the other night at 4.30am and again at 7am. They seem to be out there for ages too, not just for a smoke for example. Whatever is so exciting about their balcony that they spend so much time on it!
Cultural enrichment for you, it’s wonderful. The psycho i was stuck beside was Eastern European and non working (well, not in the traditional sense).
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We had neighbours from hell in our own bought apartment. ( they were Irish and loved nothing more then a bit of knacker fighting/ door banging/ plate smashing in the middle of the night!) We put up with it for quite a while....we were on speaking terms, would say hello to each other in the hall etc. knocked on the door, put on my best smiley face and in a diplomatic manner asked them to be mindful of sleeping residents at night. They were terribly apologetic.....however the following day my OH was blanked, noise escalated, it got pretty bad where other neighbours called the police ( neighbours told us) but we were blamed for it! Then after a pretty horrific incident and Gardai arriving at 7 in the morning, we wrote a very stiff letter to management company documenting everything that had happened, and saying that we would escalate this unless they sorted them out and we would also withhold our management fees. It worked! You will just have to play hardball but in your case as renters the landlord should definitely be doing this on your behalf, but document the noise.
I’m in a detached house now and couldn’t go back to apartment living for this reason only!
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Any more posts along those lines and A & P will be 'culturally enriched' by your absence.
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Keep updating us OP! I hope they get their comeuppance soon. Sound like an awful lot.
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I remember a thread on boards ages back where there was a outdoor bootcamp session in a park opposite their house and the person was afraid to confront the instructor because they were very aggressive and shouty.

Boot camp instructor saw the thread on boards and was mortified and unreservedly apologetic. she simply hadn't realized her voice was carrying so much. she was also upset that someone though she was unapproachable.

Short of it is people are rarely sociopaths so first step should ALWAYS be bring it up with them directly. if that fails take other avenues but if you haven't said it to them and given them an opportunity to stop or change what they're doing then you pretty much have no leg to stand on when making a complaint about them.


Mmmm I hear what you’re saying but you’d want to have lived in isolation on Craggy Island, or else be very young and unaware not to realise that shouting, roaring and banging around an apartment at 4am (midweek when people are working) is going to be disruptive !!

There’s a difference between an outdoor boot camp at 7am or 7pm to people living over your head creating unacceptable noise levels all night long !
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OP I wouldn't wait a week to hear back off MgmtCo, if there's noise like this again tonight, email them again. Every day if you have to. Why prolong the misery. I really hope it gets sorted for you soon, nothing worse than persistently noisy neighbours.
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I remember a thread on boards ages back where there was a outdoor bootcamp session in a park opposite their house and the person was afraid to confront the instructor because they were very aggressive and shouty.

Boot camp instructor saw the thread on boards and was mortified and unreservedly apologetic. she simply hadn't realized her voice was carrying so much. she was also upset that someone though she was unapproachable.

Short of it is people are rarely sociopaths so first step should ALWAYS be bring it up with them directly. if that fails take other avenues but if you haven't said it to them and given them an opportunity to stop or change what they're doing then you pretty much have no leg to stand on when making a complaint about them.

I hear you but this is a very different situation from a domestic setting,

In my experiences with eg barking dogs all night the response has depended on if I already knew the owners. One old couple started leaving their dog chained up where it could see badgers and rabbits etc,,Barking all night

We knew the couple well so I went round and asked if they were Ok as we were worried. They were mortified. Both were deaf and the windows were triple glazed,, and it was fixed

Someone else who we had not met got angry, confrontational and we finally had to threaten court ....in which case yes they will ask have you tried direct appeal. which need not be in person but can be in a letter..
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Just to update on the weekends events.

Friday - quite noisy again on the balcony with the usual very loud talking on balcony. There has barely been a peep since Friday night. I thought they were away but did hear movement yesterday so I wonder it the mgmt company have got onto them already. Hopefully!
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Great news OP! Fingers crossed!
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Noisy scum make your like a misery. I hate to say it but sometimes the only option is to move. And once you endure this, it's like it can follow you. I say this from experience. We were renting going way back, rented a few houses and no issues. Then after about 4 years we got a single mother and 2 kids in, no problem you'd think. It was crazy, kids running up and down the house at all hours of the night, not going to school the next day, music on, roaring and shouting. I approached her and nothing. There were nights I wanted to knock the cnut out believe me. We decided to move. The estate seemed nice enough. And after awhile we got eastern Europeans in like one of the posters above. They were animals, no consideration for anyone. They had wild parties on Xmas eve when Irish children go to bed, total lack of respect. And drinking and the moving of furniture at all hours of the night. I wonder what that's about, the moving of furniture at all hours, like why do it ? So that was 2 noisy scum we got in a row. These days we live in a detached house and the peace is bliss. I hope you get it sorted but it will wreck your health while you have to endure it.
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