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Noise problem in my condo! Loud neighbor!


Brick Linsport
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Hi all

Looking for some advice on a *new* problem I have to deal with. Sorry if this topic belongs somewhere else. 

I am the owner of a condo in downtown Montreal. There is a neighbor who just moved in upstairs (renter not owner I believe) and he keeps playing loud music! And late! He is young and always has friends over smoking up. I have confronted him, and every time I do he turns the music down, but the situation keeps repeating itself (and I can always still hear just a bit, even after it is turned down). I think the noise travels because the building has central AC (he is directly above me so I assume the noise travels through the vents and that is why I can hear so much). 

I have just raised it to the management company to see what the co-ownership rules say and what I can do, but still hoping to resolve amicably. 

I worry that it might be because of these vents (ie combination of loud music + poor isolation?). 

Anyway, first time I have an issue like this and I have been living in apartments for a long time. 

Just looking for some thoughts / words of wisdom! 

Je parle français aussi mais c’est plus facile d’écrire en anglais, pour moi au moins ;)

thanks , merci! 

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Il y a 12 heures, Brick Linsport a dit :

Hi all

Looking for some advice on a *new* problem I have to deal with. Sorry if this topic belongs somewhere else. 

I am the owner of a condo in downtown Montreal. There is a neighbor who just moved in upstairs (renter not owner I believe) and he keeps playing loud music! And late! He is young and always has friends over smoking up. I have confronted him, and every time I do he turns the music down, but the situation keeps repeating itself (and I can always still hear just a bit, even after it is turned down). I think the noise travels because the building has central AC (he is directly above me so I assume the noise travels through the vents and that is why I can hear so much). 

I have just raised it to the management company to see what the co-ownership rules say and what I can do, but still hoping to resolve amicably. 

I worry that it might be because of these vents (ie combination of loud music + poor isolation?). 

Anyway, first time I have an issue like this and I have been living in apartments for a long time. 

Just looking for some thoughts / words of wisdom! 

Je parle français aussi mais c’est plus facile d’écrire en anglais, pour moi au moins ;)

thanks , merci! 

S'il s'agit d'un locataire, essaie de trouver le nom du propriétaire pour lui adresser le problème. Tu peux utiliser le rôle d'évaluation de la Ville pour identifier le n° de lot puis le propriétaire à partir de l'adresse. 

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Je ferais une plainte au syndicat de copropriété. Ce n'est pas à un résident d'adresser ce problème directement avec un locataire.

Malheureusement la réglementation sur l'insonorisation est très faible et fait en sorte qu'un constructeur peut être conforme avec une unité assez bruyante.  J'ai vendu mon dernier loft principalement pour cette raison. J'entendais le son amplifié des griffes du chat du voisin d'en haut. C'était insupportable et la coopération des propriétaires était inexistante.  J'avais vendu avec le rapport de vérification de l'insonorisation et l'acheteur pensait que j'exagérais. Bref, ce n'est plus mon problème.   

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