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Legal Options for Taming Noise From the Neighbors

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If you’re dealing with a troublesome situation involving noise neighbors make, you’re not alone. Issues about noise in a neighborhood are a classic part of the way Americans have to continually work to define a complex system of “rights for property owners”. Legally speaking, it all comes down to whether some homeowners or residents are […] read more

Know Your Noise Laws and Protect Your Peace of Mind

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You may be frustrated with the noise from your neighbor’s house, but without knowing how communities make noise laws to deal with loud situations, it may be hard for you to get resolution on this kind of problem. Knowing about your local noise laws can help you make good decisions in getting the peace and […] read more

4 Ways to Deal With Bad Neighbors

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Living with bad neighbors can be stressful and greatly impacts your quality of life. Moving out is not always an option, and it doesn’t guarantee that you won’t live among bad neighbors again. Not confronting the problem will only make you lose sleep at night. If you need help, here are 4 things you can […] read more

My Neighbor’s TV Is too Loud – What Do I Do?

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Have you ever heard sound wafting into your apartment and thought: “my neighbor has their TV’s volume turned up too loud. Now what?” This common scenario can be annoying and not always easy to fix. By keeping a level head and asserting your rights, you may be able to successfully combat this all-too-familiar problem. Evaluating the Problem […] read more

How to Handle Neighbor Complaints

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In an ideal apartment situation, neighbor complaints are rare if not nonexistent. However, it’s a fact of life that people tend not to see eye to eye at times and disagreements arise. If you’ve found yourself with a complaint from a neighbor, take the following steps to keep the situation from escalating. Step One: Hear […] read more

3 Types of Disputes Covered by Neighbor Law

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The three big areas of neighbor law that you need to know in order to defend yourself in case there’s a dispute are: tree laws, fence laws and noise laws. No one likes to fight with their neighbors, but disputes do arise with one or more neighbors threatening a lawsuit. If you’re wondering about your […] read more

How to Turn Problem Neighbors into Good Neighbors

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Have you ever wished that you could turn problem neighbors into good neighbors? Changing them to suit your tastes may seem like a fantasy; but while there are no guarantees, it won’t hurt to attempt to make your wish a reality. Step 1. Identifying the Problem Before doing anything, you must first understand the nature of the problem. […] read more

Is Stealing Wi-Fi from My Neighbor a Good Idea?

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Stealing wifi, or wireless Internet, from your neighbors is a terrible idea on many different levels. First and foremost, it’s dishonest. You’re pilfering a service from someone who is legally paying for it, no different than pirating television cable or stealing someone’s newspaper. Just because they don’t have their network encrypted doesn’t mean they’ve issued […] read more

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Apartment Elevator Etiquette for the New Tenant

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When you’re a new tenant, you might be oblivious to the unwritten rules of apartment elevator etiquette. No one is going to come out and tell you these rules. You’re expected to know how to treat others when using the elevator. Here are a few things you ought to know. Don’t Make Any Calls Don’t […] read more

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