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# 210553 1-Apr-2017 22:32
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Got a roudy bunch 4 units up, wouldnt worry me but the constant opening the front door to dunce dunce metro music.

 

I rang noise control at 1030. I said Id ring back if it didnt get to grips. I dont want to go sort it out myself as much as I could, what do u do?

 

From what I can hear 70% immigrants as they all come down to our unit to have a private celly call.


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  # 1752913 1-Apr-2017 22:35
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Contact your body corporate manager. Surely there should be some rules in your complex about music / noise.








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  # 1752929 1-Apr-2017 23:12
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yeah for sure. just doesnt solve the problem right now.

 

i got the unit number, didnt give a F, walked up to the noise. was hoping someone would walk out with an atttitude.

 

i might ring noise control again with the unit number if it goes beyond 12am, or i might go knock on the door.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1752932 1-Apr-2017 23:17
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Where in the country are you, might make a difference. Christchurch, I don't expect noise control to ever do their job, if they even show up.

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  # 1752937 1-Apr-2017 23:56
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just keep ringing noise control they keep a call log so when the landlord or body corporate

 

do something they have something legal on record for the tenancy tribunal so the can kick them out


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  # 1752990 2-Apr-2017 07:00
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Council have a duty under the RMA, if they ignore noise for long periods you might have a legal cause against them. For this reason OP is right, keep contacting noise control, so the records of complaints keep adding up.

Can be worth going and talking to them the next morning, each time. Polite but not "nice".
Even if they aren't "convinced" to behave more considerately, eventually every time they put on Skrillex they're going to think "Oh no that guy from down the hall is gonna visit us", and they won't do it "without thinking".

Had good results with a student flat next door in our last house.


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  # 1753011 2-Apr-2017 08:17
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So noise control will definitely deal with noise issues within a building?

 

A few years ago I had tenants from hell living upstairs from me and one night I was tempted to call noise control but didn't because the offensive level of noise didn't really go beyond the boundaries of the property. On that basis I assumed that it was a dispute between tenants rather than a noise control issue, but from what's been said here it sounds like I should have called them.


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  # 1753015 2-Apr-2017 08:34
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You're typically expected to door knock first.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1753166 2-Apr-2017 12:13
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MadEngineer: You're typically expected to door knock first.

 

 

 

Knock knock...Heeere's Johnny!






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  # 1753168 2-Apr-2017 12:33
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Our noise control will turn up maybe slightly less than half of the time, and often way too late. 

 

I asked them why, and they said it gets too busy to attend noise control calls. My obvious thought is that they are understaffed. 

 

 

 

Noise control are pretty useless, we had a neighbour absolutely blasting noise every weekend and it took around 6 months to finally get a noise abatement on them, and they moved out the next week. 

 

Also, the noise control laws are quite weak. People can actually make as much noise as they like as long as they don't fire up the music. If they fire up the music, then you can get them. That is part of the problem getting our old neighbours out -- noise control said they can only attend if music is playing.  Drinking games and doing drugs and shouting / screaming / general raucousness is allowed under the law. 

 

Part of our problem was our neighbours were not playing music that often (they'd be doing drinking games, getting smashed/stoned etc). So, noise control said they would not attend. This lengthened out the process. 

 

Eventually we got the noise abatement after 6 months, having gotten noise control to actually turn up on time 3 times, when the neighbours were playing music. 


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  # 1753169 2-Apr-2017 12:36
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MadEngineer: You're typically expected to door knock first.

 

 

 

Yeah... nah....

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/neighbourhood-noise-17-people-have-died-from-it-1389990.html


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  # 1753170 2-Apr-2017 12:49
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Keyword was typically

 

Obviously you're not going to go knocking on the door of your local gang pad.




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  # 1753187 2-Apr-2017 13:46
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Well they were big lads but I had a kind word with them and they F'd off, not sure if its because I was bigger or they were young and knew they were causing a disturbance in a block where every word in the walkway to the steps can be heard, it has a concrete wall on the other side which makes everything echo. They probably just too drunk to realise how annoying it is.

 

I did ring noise control though, so next time Ill consider following through with it.

 

We had 2 air hostess chicks kicked out a year ago, they had a party every weekend. I got no issue with people playing their music up to 10:30 but when its 11am and all you can hear is people shouting outside, front doors opening and slamming and DUNCE DUNCE DUNCE you get a bit annoyed. Actually if they had been playing some decent music like Metallica I might have got out of my boxers and gone join them :-)


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  I might have got out of my boxers and gone join them :-)

 

 

In which case they might have called a law enforcement number themselves ..... and I doubt it would be noise control!

 

 




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  # 1753585 3-Apr-2017 10:24
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JimmyH:

 

  I might have got out of my boxers and gone join them :-)

 

 

In which case they might have called a law enforcement number themselves ..... and I doubt it would be noise control!

 

 

ROFL !

 

The older the get the grumpier I get, but I think I/we need to keep in mind we were all young and noisy once haha.


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  # 1753609 3-Apr-2017 11:05
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As general rule I don't think noise within an apartment complex is the councils problem.  Noise the spills out of an apartment complex would be.

 

In my apartment building (100's of units) we have security and they get onto any excess noise quickly if advised.

 

There are few issues.  The most common one (every few weeks) is that we have steel external cloisters instead of internal halls.  This system has its pluses and minuses. 

 

One of the minuses is if younger residents come home under the influence of whatever and start playing kiss-chasey on the walkways between the giggling, faux-shrieking, yelling and running it can get pretty noisy. 

 

Usually self-corrects pretty quickly with a loud crash followed by a brief period of crying/wailing/sobbing.





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