Sound of main apartment door slamming akin to small earthquake
June 10, 2008 3:12 PM Subscribe
I've just moved into a new apartment a couple of weeks ago and after dealing with several issues (cockroach infestation, not cleaned, dirty), etc., the apartment seems to be almost the way I want it. But now there's another issue that is seriously affecting my life at the apartment.
posted by ninefour to home & garden (9 answers total)
The landlord has had the place sprayed, carpets cleaned etc., and the bug problem seems to now be under control. I know this is completely unacceptable to be moving into a new place and dealing with these issues, but it's a cheap apartment and I want to stay now that everything has been cleaned up. However, I doubt this wouldn't have happened so quickly if I hadn't been putting the pressure on the landlord to fix all of the problems.
But now the big issue is the slamming door at all hours of the day. The apartment is next to the main entry and exit hall and the door shutting is probably the loudest door closing I have EVER heard ... in fact the whole apartment shakes. It's so loud that I can hear it with earplugs in.. it's actually waking me up at all hours of the night. Yes, it's so bad I have resorted to earplugs AND a fan. Stuff attached to the wall shakes like a small earthquake. I can handle a bit of noise but this is unacceptable.
It's not that the tension bar thing at the top of the door is wound so tight to shut the door (it's not) I think it's because there is metal flashing around the door (to prevent someone from prying it open) that is hitting the door frame really hard.
I have yet to mention this to the apartment manager, mostly because I have had so many things fixed lately, but it's driving me insane.
Do you think that this qualifies as something they have to fix? I wish I had a decibel meter because it is *that* loud.
I am in a one-year lease unfortunately... but I keep wondering in the back of mind that because of how dirty of condition the apartment was in/cockroach infestation! (I have photos), I have justification to break the lease anyway, especially if they don't fix the door issue.
I am in Vancouver, Canada... and I know the tenant protection legislation here SUCKS.