Upstairs neighbors from hell + hellhounds
April 2, 2014 5:38 PM Subscribe
Upstairs neighbors with a track record of being inconsiderate got two yappy, poorly trained dogs. The dogs go out on the balcony all day, where they pee and poop through the floor slats. It all lands on our deck, where we sit and eat and grow produce. (I know, I can't believe it either). We've tried many polite but incredulous complaints, which are rapidly rising in exasperation. We've tried getting the management involved. All of this has resulted in a lot of enthusiastic apologies but absolutely no behavior change. Within a few hours the dogs are back out there, yapping and pooping on our living space. What do we do?!
posted by you're a kitty! to Human Relations (26 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
We've been living in this apartment complex for over five years and have had a variety of upstairs neighbors; we've never had trouble before. We don't want to really infuriate these folks, since they've already proven that they're great at making our lives hell (ah, the two months where they played HIGHLY AMPLIFIED KAREOKE five nights a week). We will keep hassling the management, who will keep hassling them.
Should we write a formal letter? Does anyone have experience dealing effectively with this sort of behavior? Every time we talk to them they apologize profusely and try to avoid the confrontation, but then make exactly zero behavioral changes.