How to Avoid Noise Complaints in Multifamily Housing


Make things easier for yourself (and your neighbors) by remembering to keep your noise levels appropriate.

Living alongside other families has a whole host of benefits that come from living somewhere with a sense of community. One downside is that every so often, one person’s enjoyment may infringe on another person’s comfort—that’s right, we’re talking about noise levels. If you’ve ever lived next to a noisy neighbor, you know how frustrating it can be. If you’re the noisy neighbor yourself, maybe you’ll learn a thing or two! Let’s take a look at how you can keep your noise levels from getting out of control and how to navigate noise issues that you may experience with your own neighbors.

Keeping Your Sound Levels Reasonable

When it comes to maintaining good sound levels, remember that the responsibility is placed on you to be considerate of the people around you. That means that keeping the basics in mind, like the time of day and how loud you’re listening to music, in the back of your mind. Things happen and we sometimes make mistakes in not realizing how loud we’re being, but nonetheless, it’s important that you do everything in your power to keep the noise reasonable. There’s a few tips and tricks to help mitigate the problem, like installing thicker curtains or putting down some throw rugs, but generally you want to avoid watching loud TV, listening to loud music, or having loud conversations late at night.

Talk to Each Other

If you’re experiencing issues with your neighbor being too loud or you’re worried that you may be the loud neighbor yourself, try talking it over. Noise complaints rarely result in things like eviction because it’s generally such an easy thing to resolve amicably. In most cases, it happens as a result of one party not even realizing how loud they’re being. Take the initiative and double check that you’re not causing any issues for your neighbors by popping by, saying hello, and checking in on them.

Where Does it Go From There?

If possible, it’s best to come to a solution that incorporates both parties and doesn’t escalate at all. If you’ve tried talking to your neighbor in the past but noise continues to be a problem, let your landlord or leasing agency know so they can step in and become involved. No one wants the problem to go too far and all parties have incentives to peacefully solve the problem.

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