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Noisy Condo Neighbour

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asked on Apr 14, 2011 at 14:20
by   Jane
I have a very noisy neighbor staying on my condo upstairs. The kid is 5yrs old and he always running, stomping around, playing games throwing and hitting things onto the floor as well as dragging furniture sound whenever they are at home.

I did try to talk to them before, the lady owner is very self protective and deny that she has kid making noise. After I talked to them, the noise become worse, and I made 2nd approach to them last year but I was being scolded by the lady for"pressuring" them, she scolded the kid and hit the kid right in front of me. I did give them a break of 6 months time to see if they have any improvement but the noise is just getting worse.

Until very recently, I made another nice approach to them and the lady owner scolded me and personal attack me for not having a kid and do not know how to teach a kid, in fact I did not try to teach them anything but I only hear she shouted at me that her kid is very naughty. She even challenge me to make report to the management, and so I did. Before the management approach her, she started to revenge me, she makes noise in the master bedroom during the time we need to rest, she also wakes up 1-2am and 4-5am, throwing things onto the floor to wake us up.

With nuisance character as such, I'd like to know what we can do in law standpoint? Does Malaysia have such rule to protect each house owner from being harass in such way?
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answered on Apr 14, 2011 at 15:42
by   vkpc
Move to another house...
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answered on Apr 18, 2011 at 16:22
by   Jane
I need a legal answer to this please..
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answered on May 5, 2011 at 23:54
by   headache
i just went surfing and found your msg. Would like to know if your problem solved ? i am also having similar problem and just don't know what to do about it.
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answered on Jan 5, 2013 at 20:11
by   ohyeah
change their router password via the ip address.
####ing neighbors will never know what hit em.
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answered on Jan 28, 2013 at 08:24
by   sleepless in PJ
I have spoken very civilly to the owners upstairs, who kept insisting it wasn't them. If you can't move, MAKE them move. There is no law to protect victims like us. You will have to wriggle your outta this one.
Go to a psychiatrist or GP to get a mental trauma diagnosis, hire a good lawyer and sue both the tenants upstairs and the building management for not taking any actions in your interest. Make sure you complain at least 3x before attempting this. This will be in your favor, proving it is not vendetta or financially-motivated. My brother's a lawyer and I was taught to do this. You stand a very good chance of winning. Good luck.
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answered on Jun 5, 2013 at 16:01
by   Eagle01
Get even. Toss a golf or tennis ball onto the ceiling in the middle of the night where you think the bedroom is. It's equally disturbing.
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answered on Sep 25, 2013 at 19:35
by   Callas
Hi there,

I'm shared the same experience as  you but these neighbours living next to me are adults. They have a major problem with the door, slamming the doors 24/7 and stomping up the stairs . Sigh and its so tiring !
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answered on Oct 5, 2013 at 18:14
by   natalie3
U can alwiz proceed wt a demand letter based on nuisance.
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answered on Sep 1, 2016 at 09:01
by   Will
Old post, same problem, a dinosaur walking on my top at midnight, slamming the door, throwing stuff on floor. Tried to talk to them but with no luck.
I had installed a remote controll wall knocker machine from taobao.com to buzz them but i get caught in red hand. Hate to have such S hoe neighbors. What can i do @ Ampang prima condo
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answered on Sep 6, 2016 at 07:58
by   SunPhoenix
How to deal with noisy neighbour?

First and foremost, you must talk to your neighbour politely. Tell them what's disturbing you and ask them to reduce the noise level. You might have to make few attempts. If you threaten them in the first place, you could make the situation even worse. Remember, you are living there.

Be specific and let them know what you feel your neighbour should do to solve the problem amicably.

Keep a record of time, date and other details of the noise.

If raising the issue with your neighbour does not solve the problem, contact the management corporation, if applicable, to mediate the situation. Write in officially and keep proper documentation to prove you've made an attempt to solve the problem with your neighbour.

If your neighbour is only renting the unit or house, you can contact the landlord. The landlord has the right to evict the tenant for failure to comply with contract rules.

You should also make an official complaint to your local authority or City Hall (Dewan Bandaraya).

If that does not stop your noisy neighbour, contact the police, when your neighbour is making the noise. Tips: Don't tell or threaten your neighbour before hand that you'll be calling the police. Else, the situation might be different when the police arrive. The police will normally give them a warning first.

Lastly, you can take legal action through the court but legal cost is expensive with no guarantee you'll win. Under the Special Relief Act 1950, you can sue for an injunction restraining your neighbour from making the noise. However, you need to prove that the noise is unreasonable, excessive and adversely affected your physical comfort. This is when police report, documentations, witnesses and recordings (when the noise is excessive) will prove useful.

If the noise level is excessively high, you can get a decibel level machine or apps to measure it.

If you do not wish to follow the above steps, which could be time consuming, emotionally and perhaps financially draining, you should just move out and get peace of mind.
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