- The door slamming crazy in the flat below.
We once lived above a nice mousey lady doctor..
Now I have to admit to playing some music occasionally when she first moved in and a couple of late evening gatherings, which we spoke about and apologised for..
Fast forward to a year or so later, Mrs Yunki was pregnant and we had installed plush carpets and underlay.
Ours was a quiet life, genteel and tranquil with soft voices, evenings in front of the TV with good food and footrubs and early nights.. Month after month of peace and harmony..
One morning we found a note under the door from the good lady doctor, apparently she had spent another night sleeping in the car in the cold as our raucous antics had kept her awake all night again, in fact we had driven her from her home and she was selling up, were we satisfied now!?
Ok, now we really are quiet people, we have our tv quiet, we are softly spoken and step lightly.. So please, before you make any rash decisions, please ensure first, that you are not stark raving bonkers..Posted 4 years agofitnessischeatingMember
You have tried everything…
What do you expect the social housing landlord to do about it!?
Sorry but it’s door slamming, in reality they arn’t slamming them but are just too lazy to close the doors and are just swinging them closed, and the bang carrying.
Tbh the HA will have no power to resolve this after a conversation with the tnt has failed to get them to change their ways.
I know your probably annoyed and frustrated but living on flats is living in close quarters and you will always hear others noise (even in terraced houses)
You have the following options…Posted 4 years ago
1: prove the noise is excessive and unreasonable, frankly exceptionally unlikely as door bangs are classed and normal day to day living. But if you can evidence repeated sustained door banging late at night then perhaps, get you environmental health noise team to put in sound recording kit. You cannot just use a recorder as it won’t be certified.
2: presuming you have talked to then and they won’t close doors carefully, buy them some draft excluding strips, to act as a damper on the doors reducing the sound.
3. Wear earplugs at night
4. Move your bead room to another quieter room
5. Move somewhere elseJef WachowchowMember
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The only language people like this understand is that of intimidation. So scare the bajesus out of him by laying your stereo speakers on the floor and playing, well, pretty much anything, at high volume.
He *will* get the message.
With Iron Butterfly, In a gadda davida
guaranteed to scare the bajeezers out anyonePosted 4 years agoz1ppyMember
fire door closers
Which can’t be adjusted, as far as I know.
Yes they can to an extent, they come with a ‘tool’ (slip of metal with a notch to fit into the chain when in the open position) and you twist the chain one way or the other to adjust tension. Not exactly the easiest of job IIRC, especially if you let the chain pull all the way into the main body, but possible.
Though I feel I may have wander off subject slightly… so for the sake of the OP..
Break in and remove fit (or adjust the speed of there) door closers
Problem sorted.Posted 4 years agodmortsSubscriber
There is a lot can be done, but you might have be persistent with local authority, if it comes to that. Firstly, do you think having a word with the occupant is possible to make them aware? It could be as simple as door closers. Failing this, keep a note of when the noise occurs and its effect on your household. Are there people below him? Do they suffer the same? If you’re going to approach housing association/local authority then it’s good to have a case
Also how old is the block of flats?Posted 4 years agowwaswasSubscriber
My wife and children don’t slam doors, but they won’t pull the handles down when closing them and the incessant ker-chunking does my head in.
I *wish* I was able to get annoyed by family closing doors.
I spend the entire winter huffing and puffing as they leave them all open, all the time and ensure we have a toasty warm hall, stairs and landings and drafts in the lounge. I’m worse than my Dad, tbh.Posted 4 years agoHo humMember
I have an easy rule about whether it is okay to keep a door open or closed: if the heating isn’t on it can be open or closed, but if the heating is on then keep them closed.
They seem to do okay against this rule, but it does lead to a lot of ker-chunking…
You can’t win, eh!Posted 4 years agoyunkiMember
Dmorts – possibly, but I’d lived there for six years previous to her arrival, and was quite an antisocial neighbour on occasions during that time, but got on just fine with all of the occupants of the five other flats in the block..
And pregnant Mrs yunki and I really were very very quiet indeed, and almost simperingly considerate.. pretty much always being asleep in bed at the times when we were supposedly driving her out with our thoughtless noisy behaviour..
As someone mentioned above, I think she had focussed in on the sound and could no longer even bare the creak of a mattress spring, or a gentle sleepy fart..Posted 4 years ago
Not a good state of mind for living in a block of flats
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