Tired of living in a multi-family home? Whether you’re in a condo, townhouse, or you have people renting out part of the home you live in, sometimes things just get a little too close for comfort.
It’s been a crazy couple of years, and we could all probably use a little more distance from even the best neighbors on the other side of the wall.
If you’re ready to sell your Southeast Michigan place and move, feel free to give Mitten Made Properties a call at (248) 883-3340. We’ve been helping homeowners just like you for quite a few years in Metro Detroit. We can make you a fair cash offer, close in as little as two weeks, and buy your property as-is, noisy neighbors and all. Give us a call to learn more about our process!
Now, if moving isn’t the right option for you – but more peace and quiet from your neighbors is top priority – here are some things to consider trying.
Speak to Your Neighbors
The first thing that should be done is to speak to the neighbors. Confronting the issue head-on can be uncomfortable, but it can also yield the fastest and most effective results. Tell them that what they’re doing is disturbing you and ask them to stop. Most reasonable people will be more considerate after just a single visit.
If the noise is less due to inconsiderate neighbors and more due to thin walls, it might help to consider soundproofing some of the windows and doors. It’s not an ideal solution and it requires some resources, but it can help.
Document What’s Happening
If it becomes evident that nothing is going to stop the problem, then document what the tenants are doing. Take video recordings on your phone to capture the noise/disturbances they’re making, keep a log of dates and times, and also take note of when they were asked to be quieter (by you or other neighbors). If you don’t own the property, you can build a case and present it to the building manager. They may be unaware of the issues unless you speak up and can offer more official warnings or even fines.
If you own the property, then you might consider evicting the tenants. It’s never fun to kick someone out of their home, but it’s certainly an option if you own it! Just make sure you do so properly in accordance with your county’s laws. There are definitely requirements and a process you’ll need to follow.
Hope that helps!