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Is it the person or the flat?

Penguin
Tired of listening to my neighbours music through my ceiling. The last guy who lived in the flat above played music all night and this one does it all day. Al went up the other day and knocked on his door to ask him to turn it down a bit (we can hear it over whatever we're doing, as a rule) and the guy started singing "If i ignore him, he will get bored and go away" and when Al knocked again he carried on "yes he'll get bored and go away" so Al knocked again, thinking "no he bloody won't". He listens to thumpy dance music so it's not even as though he was singing along to genuine lyrics.

He is a bit weird, though. We hear him doing a proper "muahahahaha" style laugh from time to time, but normally he giggles like a school girl. I think a lot of his weirdness comes from being lonely - he sneaks out in the middle of the night and comes back panting so i assume he goes jogging when no one will see him - not a bad idea actually. The back streets round here are nice when it's dark. It feels secret. He is hugely overweight and i know that bothers him.

It's a shame, really, if the flats had decent sound proofing, we'd probably get along fine. He seems nice enough overall, just as i said lonely. He plays his music loud enough to travel down through our flat into Al's mum's beneath us, making Rosie bark. Hazel's even asked us to turn it down on occasion, not realising it's his music not ours. Shows how loud it is.

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gitofaber
Apr. 9th, 2010 10:17 am (UTC)
Talk to the landlord. He has an obligation to make sure your conditions are livable. When you report it to the landlord, drop a question about reporting it to the council into the conversation. It ought to speed him up as no one likes extra paperwork.
missyfern
Apr. 9th, 2010 03:14 pm (UTC)
Tried that with the last guy. Still took 18months before he finally moved out :( The landlord doesn't care. He'll send a letter but not chase it up.
gitofaber
Apr. 9th, 2010 05:07 pm (UTC)
http://www.bournemouth.gov.uk/business/Public_Protection/Pollution_Control/Dom_Noise_Nuisance.asp

These are the people you need to get in touch with. Tell the guy that if he doesn't keep it down, you're afraid you will have to talk to the council about it. Remember to mention the potential £5000 fine and confiscation of all musical equipment.
i_hate_monday
Apr. 9th, 2010 03:02 pm (UTC)
If the problem stems from him beening lonely why not try getting to know him? Might help.
missyfern
Apr. 9th, 2010 03:16 pm (UTC)
The lonely causes the weird, which doesn't bother me. The loud music isn't to do with the lonely. He's worse than me for talking about himself and also assumes you know all the same jargon as him and know his background and stuff but i still make an effort to speak with him when i see him.
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