We’ve lived in this condo for over 10 years. It is spacious, but since we are so spread out, we have two different sets of neighbors above us. We’ve never had an issue with noise (other than normal stuff at holidays and when there is a stray party " but they are always have been considerate of us).
That is until about 9 months or more ago " new neighbors moved in. We have had incidents where we have left notes and spoken with them about their large dog barking, the consistent loud shoes on the floor above us and dragging chairs that echo below on us. They have hard wood floors and do not have their floors covered by area rugs (some throw rugs but not much else). They have received complaints of their dog from others as well " fortunately the barking has been minimized. But the do not seem to try to be quiet on the floor.
We decided since we were planning on moving to deal with it at the time (they do seem nice otherwise). But with the market we may end up staying for a couple of years. What would you do since previous conversation and notes do not seem to get us any where? We try to take our shoes off on the stairs upon entering realizing our hard wood floor echoes above.
I figure I will now allow my daughters to go hog wild and make lots of noise as they like " normally we tell them to quiet down when they get wild. I especially like the battery powered bull horn my 6 year old received for her birthday a week ago.
Can you keep a broom stick handy and give them a reminding "tap" on the ceiling? Maybe if they know that if they can hear you, you must certianly be able to hear them.
... the manager did state there is some sort of statue regarding invading our personal freedoms - which he says this falls under.