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What can you do about a noisy neighbor?

On Behalf of | Oct 25, 2022 | Real Estate Disputes |

Whether you have been in your home for years or just moved into a new place, you have every right to enjoy your property.  Very few people live in completely isolated areas with no neighbors.  This means that you’re going to have to share a part of the road or avenue that you are in.

Often, this goes swimmingly, with neighbors saying hello, minding their own business or even becoming friendly.  Sadly, things can go wrong.

Your neighbor is making loud noises on a repeated basis and at unsociable times.  Sometimes, it’s blaring music, and other times it’s domestic arguments.  What are your options when faced with this situation?

Try reasoning with them

The last thing you want to do is go in all guns blazing.  This might only escalate the situation.  In many cases, a noisy neighbor isn’t even aware that they are disturbing you.  Have a little chat with them and focus on finding a solution.  They might have been going through a rough time temporarily or perhaps they weren’t aware that the walls were so thin.  Of course, amicable solutions aren’t always possible.  What are your options if the problem has progressed?

If the neighbor is a tenant, then you might be able to contact their landlord and discuss the problem with them.  If this doesn’t work, then there are laws against noise pollution in Philadelphia.  In severe cases, it might be a criminal matter that you should report to the police.  For instance, if you suspect that domestic abuse is occurring.  You may also be able to raise a civil complaint against your noisy neighbor.

You shouldn’t be forced out of your home by disruptive neighbors.  Seeking some legal guidance will help to provide a clearer picture of your options.


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