I hope you are joking and I am sure MP was. Do not do anything to get yourself in trouble with the law. No more visits to his door where you can get in a shouting match. Get the HOA involved. Call the police every single time they go past the noise curfew. Contact your local representative and try to get them to change the noise violation law to something before midnight, as midnight is simply excessive. Additionally you need to take a look at the noise statute as sometimes there are provisions for a noise violation no matter the time of day if the noise is easily heard a specific distance from the stereo (could be 50ft or more). And lastly you might want to look at what you would have to have to have standing to sue them in court for violating your rights of quiet enjoyment of your property.zephyr57 said:
Yeah I'm joking. I'd hate to accidentally cut my own Comcast cord.Thorsen said:I hope you are joking and I am sure MP was.zephyr57 said:
Just call your county commissioner and talk with him or her. I speak to mine fairly regularly about things I either like or dislike.zephyr57 said:Yeah I'm joking. I'd hate to accidentally cut my own Comcast cord.Thorsen said:I hope you are joking and I am sure MP was.zephyr57 said:
And yes, I am going to look into how to change that ordinance. Anyone here know someone in Cherokee County who can pull some strings?
Piss off enjoy the bass KarenI bought a townehome in Woodstock about 2 months ago. The first night there, neighbors tell us they are having people over and if they get too loud to let them... so when they got loud, we told them. We couldn't hear their music at all, but what we did hear is their bass. It'll give you a headache. But no big deal, they turned it down that night.
About a week later, again, same issue... the bass. We informed them, nicely, that its not their music or TV volume, its their bass. They turned it down. That next week, the guy made comments about us being nitpicky to my wife in a not so nice tone while I wasn't home. She ignored him and let it be.
For the next couple weeks it wasn't all too bad.. we could hear it here and there throughout the day, but nothing insane. The girl/wife that lives there asked my wife about it and my wife mentioned that yes, we could still hear it and suggested that maybe the bass just be turned off. It was woken up our baby multiple times and has given us a couple headaches... and again, the guy/husband that lives there makes a rude comment to my wife about it in sort of an aggressive tone so my wife ends the conversation and goes back into our house.
Well, about 2 nights ago they have people over and could hear it in our living room vaguely, but wasnt a problem, we didn't want to be too nitpicky, it was a Friday night afterall. That was relatively early in the night.. then from about 10pm - midnight, it got progressively louder and louder. Very apparently that the more they drank, the less they cared. So it ticked me off, but I was still going to be nice about it.. so I went over there to ask them if they could turn it down, afterall, its midnight. The girl answered the door and I told her the problem. She tries to wonder if its because their windows are open and if our windows are open. I told her that wasn't the problem... its not the noise that bugs us because we can't even hear it. Its the bass. She then asks her husband if anything could be done about it. I hear him sigh a bit loudly then start to spout off "You know! This is starting to get ridiculous" .... as if I were the one interfering with his peace and quiet.
At that point, I couldnt control myself and we got into a shouting match. Probably not a good idea, but I had to let them know what I thought about their arrogant and inconsiderate attitudes of theirs. After a while into the shouting match I thought it would be best that I just leave, but I really wanted to hit the guy or something. Also, he never seemed to even want to come to his own door to talk, he just stood safely in the back corner of his house. So I left and steamed on it for a couple hours.
The next morning, we wake up to find eggs in our front yard.. obviously thrown from the direction of their house. We call the police to file a report. We just wanted it on record incase anything else were to happen between us. The cop gave us a few suggestions to handle the situation (mainly contact HOA) and mentioned that Cherokee County has a 12midnight noise ordinance. Seems a bit late to me, but the HOA covenant should have something else about noise. He mentions something about disturbing the peace law and whatnot but nothing with any advice as far as legal action. So we thank him for listening and filing a report and go about our business. That day was good.. not a whole lot coming from their place.
The next day (today) however, diff story. After I left for work around mid day, my wife says that she started to hear the bass again thru the walls.. and it just went on and on. I told her to not go over there and to just call the police. She said she wasn't going to worry about it at that time anyways because she was going to church just then. She walked outside to the car and noticed a sheet of paper on their front door saying "PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU KNOCK...etc" and she said it cited some law or HOA ordinance about knocking on doors or disturbing neighbors.. nto sure, she didnt take a picture and didn't remember a whole lot of what it said. Basically addressed to us.
Well, she gets back from church and still hears the bass (7pm-ish) and not too long after, sees them drive into their driveway. They weren't even freakin home all day... but left the music on anyways.
So, I ask you legal guru's.... what should I do? what CAN I do?
We are going to contact the HOA tomorrow...and management company runs our HOA for right now while the community is being built and will be handed to the residents when complete.
These neighbors also have many complaints against them concernign their two large dogs (Boxers i believe) running around w/o leashes. So we're going to get more neighbors to call in complaints about that.
But honestly, a few fines from the HOA probably won't stop them. My wife fears them both over there... the guy has anger problems and the girl is bipolar (admitted this to my wife).