Boynton condo owners latest to fight CrossFit noises, room shaking (FL)

Casa Costa, formerly known as Promenade, on Federal Highway in Boynton Beach is a retail development with views of the ocean and Intracoastal Waterway, and businesses on the bottom floor, including CrossFit Chrome. Workouts feature aspects of weight lifting, gymnastics,

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How to handle your downstairs condo neighbor who complains about your noisy footsteps

Our covenants, conditions and restrictions for our association state that all units above the first floor must be carpeted, with the exception of the kitchen and bathroom areas. It then goes on to say that large rugs that cover the

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Noise Transmission – New Information From a Client!!

And, there is a noise recording device you can purchase. I don’t suggest NOT considering a noise expert, however, they come in once, maybe more, and if the noise is not at its height or is in the middle of

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Three Tips to (Politely) Deal with Noisy Neighbors

You and your next-door neighbor don’t share the same taste in music. You know this because every night you can hear the bass thumping and the guitar riffs screeching…well past your normal bedtime. Handling noise—be it music, construction, or a

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Neighbor Files Noise Complaint With HOA for Crying Baby (CT)

People file noise complaints against neighbors for all kinds of reasons, from dogs that won’t stop barking to partiers who won’t stop blasting Britney Spears. (Britney? Really?) Yet recently intrabuilding warfare—and a resulting official noise complaint—was lodged against a far

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Noise dispute continues between homeowners and plane club (FL)

The battle rages on between a handful of homeowners and a RC plane club in Escambia County.  Neighbors came out to support the Northwest Florida Modelers Inc., Saturday, while at the same time hear the homeowner’s concerns.  The issue has

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Noise Complaints: Co-op and Condo Boards’ Worst Headache

Noise complaints are the migraine of the headaches besetting co-op and condo boards. They come without warning, they tend to be brutal, and there’s no simple cure. Worst of all, they can come from almost any source – stereos, TVs,

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Noise in your HOA Community

3 Steps for community peace; we’ll tackle world peace next time.     Noisy neighbors… Almost everyone will have to deal with them at some point in their adult life, whether they live in a single family home, condo, or apartment.

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Bring the Noise! Community Noise Rules

Multifamily buildings like condos and apartments can have a lot of noise that seeps into everyone’s home. Controlling this noise can be difficult, but it is up to the board to create rules and regulations that promote a pleasant environment

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Chicago (IL) Condo Owners Seek Relief from Fitness Club’s Music, Exercise Class Volume

A condominium association representing 10 residential units and the seven owners who live directly above Sproing Fitness in Chicago’s Old Town Triangle neighborhood are plaintiffs in a lawsuit that seeks injunctive relief, according to a complaint filed Oct. 30 in

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Noise Rules: Keep it Down—But Keep it Fair

When you live in a multifamily building, however, peace and quiet can be hard to come by. From the guy upstairs who gargles loudly at precisely 6:47 a.m. every morning to the neighbor with the yapping Chihuahua—at some point the

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Upper-unit Hardwood Floors Pose Condominium Problems

People who purchase a condominium unit that has another unit above it are liable to be concerned about the potential for noise coming from the upper unit. It is a legitimate concern and one that is not assuaged simply by

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Tips from an HOA Board: Are You Unknowingly a Noisy Neighbor?

Does your HOA board deal with noise disturbance complaints from members? Noise is an inevitable reality in a condominium homeowners association. Condominium dwellers live in such close proximity, it’s essential that all residents consider the effect that noise will have

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HOA Obtains Injunction Requiring Floor Covering

The recent case of Ryland Mews v. Munoz dealt with an increasingly common issue in homeowners associations – the installation of hard surface flooring.   Ryland Mews (“the HOA”) sued Munoz (“Homeowner”) in response to Homeowner’s installation of hardwood floors in

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Kids in condos and noise complaints

With a growing number of Ontario households raising children in condominiums, many in the condo industry may have read a recent news report from British Columbia with interest: A family — consisting of mother, father and two sons, aged two

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Adverse Impact on “Quiet Enjoyment” in Your HOA, What Does That Mean?

Legalese is challenging sometimes. Words and phrases like fiduciary duty, waiver and hold harmless, and impact on quiet enjoyment are bandied about like everyone should know that they mean.  Most HOA or condo documents have a prohibition of some kind

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Noise Problems in your community? Let’s go over strategies on how to deal with them.

When people are relaxing in their homes, the last thing that they want to deal with is loud noises coming from a stereo blaring in a neighbor’s apartment, people yelling in the common areas, or someone revving their motorcycle engine

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More on Noise Nuisances in HOAs-Barking Dogs, Loud Kids

Here we go again on noise. I wrote about noise complaints in February in this blog and suggested some things to consider if you have to deal with a noise situation. Then, recently, I committed an entire E-newsletter to a

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Insidious Noise Issues in Your Condo – What Can Be Done?

Noise is a difficult issue when rearing its ugly head. Here is the latest question.     Read more………

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Dealing With Noise in Your Condo

Question: I recently purchased a condominium unit and live on the third floor. I have a noise problem with the unit above me. I can hear the people walking back and forth, getting out of bed and everyday normal activities.

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Tips from an HOA Board: Reducing Noise Sounds Like a Good Idea

Noise is a concern for every resident and because you live in a homeowners association community, it’s important to understand that some degree of noise is to be expected. At the same time, residents need to consider the consequences of

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Condo Living Demands Compromise When It Comes To Noise

Question: I live in an older condominium building in Naples, and am having problems with a new neighbor who is often loud, including when he comes home late at night. He often smells up the building with cooking and cigar

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HOA Homefront: When do children present a noise issue?

I was reading your column today and have a question. I am hoping you can assist. I live in a condominium complex and we have several owners that have small children who play outside and make noise. There are now

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Developing Effective Noise Policies

Neighbors in condominium units live as close to each other as neighbors can. Consequently, excessive noise is one of the most common complaints condominium association management companies receive. If your condominium community is experiencing a rash of noise complaints, there

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Homeowners Association Tips: Noise Disputes

One of the most persistent and difficult issues landlords, managers and community associations must face are noise disputes. They can be quite difficult to resolve since they cause much unrest and issues with the people involved. If the association acts

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HOA Noise Ploys

Noise is a common complaint in common wall communities. That new and beautiful hardwood floor in Unit 2A is Unit 1A’s worse nightmare. Suddenly, a normally soft shoed neighbor sounds like a flamenco dancer at full crescendo. While new construction

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