How to handle noisy neighbors

  • Posted on: Aug 15 2022
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When you have noisy neighbors close-by, you may feel like there is little that you can do to alleviate the noise. However, there are quite a few things that can be done to help keep it quiet for you. Below are some of the best ways on how to handle noisy neighbors.

Incorporate Some Noise Too

If you are having problems with a noisy neighbor, you can create some noise too. There is nothing saying that you can´t, so get creative. If you love music, then you can crank it up a bit more than usual. You can also leave your bathroom fan on to drown out the noise. You can even utilize white noise to have the neighbor drowned out.

Have a Chat with the Noisy Neighbor

If your neighbor still refuses to keep the noise to a minimum, you can pay them a visit to talk about it. Talking to them will hopefully rectify the issue. However, you need to be sure to keep the conversation friendly and it may be a success. Who knows, you may even make a new friend from it.

As you talk to them, make sure to tell them the reason why the noise bothers you and the fact that it is late at night. Of course, if it is a bad choice in music, then you may not want to let them know. Regardless, the conversation needs to remain civilized without any confrontation.

If you prefer not to face them, then leaving them a note will hopefully work. If not, then you may need to go ahead and report them.

Make a Complaint Report

Depending on where you live, making a noise complaint may be the best course of action. Regardless, calling the authorities will certainly rectify the situation. This will certainly be the case when a noise ordinance is being violated. For apartment living, the tenant making the noise may have a warning sent to them to keep noise to a limit as per their rental agreement.

When you do have a situation where the police will need to be involved, make sure that it is a reason where things have gotten out of hand, such as a rowdy party. The call you make can be anonymous to protect your privacy and deter any repercussions.

It is important to make an honest complaint to the police so that they don’t come to give you a visit too. If the noise complaint to law enforcement fails, then you may need to move to another place to live.


Having noisy neighbors can put a damper on things and can quickly cause problems for all involved. If you are experiencing noisy neighbors on a daily basis, then give us a call today to go over your options to help keep the peace.

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