In the case of Mermut v. York Region Standard Condominium Corporation No. 1381, the Applicant complained about noise coming from the unit above. The alleged noise consisted of “banging, knocking, dropping, bouncing, rolling, hitting, striking, ‘thunking’, throwing of heavy objects onto the hard floors, dragging of furniture and motorized sounds” “at all hours of the […]
The neighbors, along with HOA sought to keep Hammons from having any parties at the home of more that 20 people. In court documents filed Friday, the court ruled that no Indiana laws would allow such a restriction, however, a list of injunctions were filed to address the nature of the parties. Read the article………………………..
Residents in Oak Cliff said they’ve been fighting for years to stop fireworks and gunfire during the Fourth of July holiday. This year, the HOA is hiring extra patrols to keep the neighborhood safe and quiet, especially for the elderly. FOX 4’s Rebecca Butcher spoke to those in the neighborhood who said the commotion has […]
Strata apartments come with many perks for owners and tenants but of course, there’s also a downside with one of the biggest complaints being noise. As more and more people enjoy apartment living noise complaints have increased in recent times by 33%* and they continue to rise. Read the article………………………..
Court documents show four people and the Harrison Run Homeowner’s association have filed for a temporary restraining order and for preliminary injunction against the owner of the home. Read the article………………………..
For years, a warning bell sounded an alarm every time a car exited the parking garage at the swanky Ovation condo tower in downtown St. Petersburg. Pedestrians heard it, but so did some annoyed downtown residents and workers. Read the article………………………..
Exhausted Toronto condo residents impacted by blaring music and loud crowds are preparing to push for the city to prevent nightclubs from operating close to residential buildings at a review this month. Read the article………………………..
Question: I recently purchased a first-floor condominium unit. The foot traffic noise in the unit above me is unbearable. I’ve learned that the floors have been replaced with wood flooring and that the owners at that time did not get approval from the HOA to do so. Read the Q&A……………………………….
Residents of a downtown condo building say they’re losing sleep over a loud noise coming from a condo building across the street. They say the noise started in October, a few months after Xin Tien moved into his unit at 2320 Tupper downtown. Read the article………………………..
In two separate lawsuits filed in Prince William County Circuit Court on Wednesday, Nov. 30 and Monday, Dec. 5, the Oak Valley Homeowners’ Association, the Gainesville Citizens for Smart Growth and 12 individual residents of Heritage Hunt, Oak Valley and Catharpin are asking the court to halt further development related to the Prince William Digital […]
It was fun and games at first. But when pickleballers took over the tennis court at River Canyon Estates in Bend, Ore., for hours on end, bringing boom boxes, hurling profanities and letting dogs run loose—not to mention the constant pok-pok-pok of balls hitting paddles—the neighbors said enough is enough. Read the article………………………..
A judge has ruled a downtown Edmonton condo corporation acted improperly when it declined to fully investigate if a wall in one of the owner’s suites was deficient, and allowing in too much noise. Read the article………………………..
……case law around a myriad of noise complaints in apartment buildings and how and how boards and cooperative owners can make sense of a 2022 Ruling in O’Hara v. Board of Directors of the Park Avenue and Seventy-Seventh Street Corp., 206 A.D.3d 476 (1st Dep’t 2022). Read the article………………………..
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 on their neighbors – especially when it comes to long-term considerations, such as deciding on […]
Q: I live across the street from people who live in chaos. The children have been removed by Child Protective Services for neglect and drug (use), and parental rights have been terminated. The police have been there at least 50 times in 10 years. The house hasn’t been painted since it was new 20 years […]
A Boulder County District Court Judge has paved the way for homeowners near Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport to sue over noise violations, court documents obtained by Denver7 show. The ruling stems from a court case that began in late 2021. However, homeowners in the Rock Creek area of Superior were just alerted to the ruling […]
A new symptom of the Covid-19 crisis and work-from-home business model is plaguing residents in community housing schemes like sectional title complexes and residential estates: barking dogs. Read the entire article……………………………….
The homeowners in your community will often live and work on different schedules: an ER nurse may sleep during the day and work night shifts, while a school teacher will need to get up far before the sun to arrive on campus before the students. This also means that lawns could be mown, dogs could […]
If you live in an apartment or condo, you most likely share a few walls with your neighbors. Condo walls are generally not made of particularly thick materials, which might not necessarily be a problem; however, many things can happen in life that result in some extra noise, such as having a baby, adopting a […]
Both women live in a condominium complex in Herriman called Eagle View, built by Edge Homes. Residents here have complained about excess noises to Edge and their homeowners association, records show. A fix has not yet arrived. Read the entire article……………………………….
Q. I live in a high-rise building and the tenants in the unit above mine are very noisy in the early morning and past midnight many nights a week. I have complained to the management office regularly regarding these unreasonable noise disturbances and no action has been taken by the board of directors to address […]
But Hill’s troubles aren’t limited to his symptoms. Another problem was right behind him, several dozen feet in the air: a siren that, since early August, has sounded every day at 12 p.m. and 10 p.m. The siren’s blares last for about 50 seconds. It reaches its peak volume after about five seconds, stays there […]
Perhaps the No. 1 complaint in co-op and condo living is noise. Complaints between neighbors are often difficult to resolve – a problem you recently dealt with at a pre-war co-op on Park Avenue. Read the entire article……………………………….
Hard flooring can be beautiful and easier to maintain than carpet. However, the impact on downstairs neighbors must be recognized. There are Association and legal requirements to address when considering hard flooring installation and addressing existing hard flooring. Read the entire article……………………………….
When wall-to-wall broadloom flourished in the 1970s and ‘80s, high-rise residential properties experienced little to no impact noise complaints resulting from flooring. But as hardwood flooring emerged in the marketplace, so did the increase in calls to property managers about noisy neighbours upstairs—walking around, dropping items and moving furniture. Read the entire article……………………………….
A luxury condo in Cobble Hill has radiated a shrill whistling sound for months, disrupting life in the quiet brownstone nabe with its piercing noise, according to locals. Read the entire article……………………………….
Q: Like so many people, I have been working from my condominium unit during the COVID-19 pandemic. I have noticed a lot of owners in our association have dogs. During the workday, any number of different dogs may start barking for a few minutes. The barking of the dogs can be very distracting. I have […]
“If you open the window, you’re pretty much bound to hear it. If you go out on your deck, you’re pretty much bound to hear it,” said Pfeifer, who lives in one of the Bayview condos on Saghalie Road. The noise Pfeifer is talking about is a squawking sound that comes from a device on […]
Q: Our governing documents clearly state that there are to be no visitors for more than 30 days per year. We have one condominium owner who has his girlfriend living with him, without board approval, for well over 30 days. They scream, yell and use foul language on a regular basis, disturbing everyone in the […]
“Oh, the Noise! Noise! Noise! Noise!” I don’t hate Christmas. Far from it. But the Grinch’s comments would be applicable in almost all condominium associations. Someone, somewhere, at some time, in some condominium unit WILL contact its Board of Directors to complain about noise from a neighbor. Read the article……………………………….
Q: We are having a very difficult problem with noise created by the condo unit located directly above us. We have proof that the above unit has not been outfitted with a sound-barrier layer beneath the tiled floor. This situation has already caused us two years of awful stress. The occupant is unfriendly and the […]
Q: A resident in our detached single-family home homeowners’ association submitted a request to install a natural gas-powered generator on his lot. It would supply power to his home in the event of a power failure. The board is concerned about the loud noise it would generate during weekly, 10-minute or so automatic testing of […]
A common condo complaint focuses on noisy neighbors, but an HOA has limited options. It depends on the governing docs – and sometimes it’s a police matter. Read the Q&A……………………………
Late-night gatherings, music that shakes the walls, lawnmowers powered on as soon as the sun rises. Condos and HOAs can be noisy, and unfortunately, residents will have to tolerate a bit of excessive noise every now and again. It’s part of living in a community. But, if a noise disturbance becomes a regular occurrence, then […]
Local musician Eric Vaughn has been serenading his neighbors at The Commons in Grand Oaks Plantation in West Ashley on Friday afternoons since the coronavirus upended his traditional bar gigs and prompted social distancing requirements. He’s been playing concerts from his porch, and neighbors have gathered in chairs along the streets and in their yards […]
A Burnaby couple will not be getting their 50 bucks back after being fined for banging pots and pans in their Brentwood-area condo late into the night. Shih Ting Hsu and Ching-Yi Hsu were fined $50 last May by the strata at their Douglas Road apartment high rise, according to a ruling by the B.C. […]
What happens when a quiet area begins to pop off? Well, according to past incidents involving Franklin Manor and the most recent issue with the Tampa Park & Rec location, lawsuits. Park & Rec—located at 290 S. Meridian Ave., in between Sparkman Wharf and Amalie Arena—has been served with a lawsuit by The Towers of […]
Condo owner Derek Pope wasn’t bothered too much before by noise coming from the unit directly above him. The owners of the unit above had removed their carpet floor and replaced it with hardwood. Read the article…………………………
’Tis the season for holiday gatherings. With all the merriment that’s sure to ensue, community association leaders should revisit rules on parking, noise, and overnight guests, and residents should brush up on any restrictions before hosting parties and visitors. Read the article………………….
Dog owner Jia Wu believes that she was fined inappropriately by her strata corporation. Wu has paid $300 for violating the condo development’s noise bylaw on account of her dog’s excessive barking while she is away at work. Wu also owes $200 more, which she has not paid. Wu believes that it isn’t fair […]
Within any HOA, you’ll find a variety of folks with differing lifestyles, interests, and personalities. While diversity creates a well-rounded community, it can also be a breeding ground for frequent disagreements and complaints. It’s not uncommon for a homeowner to approach their HOA board when they find the actions of a neighbor offensive or bothersome. […]
Residents with pets and those who care for the well-being of veterans with PTSD bring up the trauma that fireworks can have on their loved ones, but a recent letter from an HOA to residents in one Parker neighborhood have some divided over what should be done. Read the article……………………
While Fourth of July fireworks are often a big part of American celebrations, they can pose damage to both people and property. As the Independence Day holiday approaches, Associations should remind their residents of the fireworks rules and regulations that are in place in order to keep the community safe. Below are three levels of […]
Noise is an inevitable reality in homeowners associations and condominium communities. Condominium dwellers live in such close proximity, it’s essential that we consider the effect noise will have on our neighbors when deciding on floor coverings, where to mount the flat-screen television or when to knock out a wall. Read the article……………………..
….Howard Finkelstein, 7 News Legal Expert: “Because it’s a new sport, there have not been many court rulings about pickleball, so you rely on the law governing nuisances, which says while Linda may need to put up with some noise, she does not have to deal with loud noise all day long. If she went […]
Some Orlando condominium complex residents said they have received justice after being harassed and tormented by their neighbor for at least two years. Channel 9 has followed the case since 2015, when a woman was accused of rigging a speaker system to intentionally aggravate her neighbors in the Dr. Phillips neighborhood. Read the article………………..
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments for Nov. 5 in a lawsuit by the Yacht Club at Sister Bay Condominium Association against the Village of Sister Bay regarding noise from concerts at the municipal band shell. Read the article………………..
A defense owners can raise if the Board claims the owner has violated the rules is “selective enforcement,” meaning the Board arbitrarily picks on some violators and not others. In addition, owners oftentimes like to rely on approval given by one board member, taking that as “Board approval” of the owner’s actions. The case below […]
Asked – We have several vehicles that are “extremely loud” due to their exhaust systems. Even with all windows and doors closed and these vehicles 1/2 way across the complex, there is NO PROBLEM hearing them when they start them. They even set off car alarms near them. Can we ask them to address the […]
A judge has granted a preliminary injunction in the lawsuit over noise complaints involving a Myrtle Beach bar and restaurant, and the condominium complex that neighbors it. Read the article………………