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How should I address an illegal hunter?

This neighbor has a famously bad temper (having had the police visit his home approximately once every year or two for domestics), so I don't want to engage him. But he has begun target shooting with a bow, using my property as a range. I'm looking for the safest way to address this issue. [more inside]
posted by grudgebgon on Aug 13, 2013 - 21 answers

Woman Next Door Making Herself Throw Up Every Night

I'm up again listening to this poor woman torture herself, it's so loud. [more inside]
posted by OneHermit on Jul 17, 2013 - 58 answers

Pissed off: How to respond to neighbor asking my dog to not pee?

My neighbor is hassling me about my dog very occasionally peeing/sniffing/rolling on the grass between the sidewalk and the street. This is totally legal, but what can I do to get her to piss off? Yellow snow inside. [more inside]
posted by loveyallaround on Jul 1, 2013 - 48 answers

Wow, that's... a lot of moaning.

My upstairs neighbors have, within the last week, begun having extremely noisy sex directly above my living room in the middle of the day. [more inside]
posted by baby beluga on Jun 21, 2013 - 29 answers

Please. Stop. Whining.

My dog whines incessantly when I leave him alone. Time has passed. I've tried all the things. Dog is otherwise great. It is time for my sweet pup who I otherwise adore to chill out quietly in his kennel so that I can leave the house. What to do? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Jun 11, 2013 - 27 answers

What can I do for my downstairs neighbors?

My downstairs neighbors are two of the sweetest people I know. They've done me many favors, from bringing food to inviting me for dinner to watching my cat. I would like to do something in return, but can't think of anything I could do that's equivalent to their generosity. [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Jun 5, 2013 - 25 answers

The company located next to my house won't stop spraying paint fumes.

The company located next my house sprays noxious paint fumes into the air and my yard. Despite years of trying to get them to stop, they haven't. What are the next steps to take? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2013 - 16 answers

How to drown out neighbors' loud music?

Neighbors play norteƱo music really, really loudly all day on many weekend days through the summer. The particular rhythms and thumping quality of the music make it very, very hard to ignore, so I can't read or do anything that requires concentration when it is playing. Asking them to turn it down is not an option. Even closing my windows does nothing, sadly. Are there any particular mechanical ways to cancel/mute very loud noises like this? I would pay almost any money not to go through this again this summer, especially since they seem to have a new sound system that is such that I can't even really sleep through the music, so it just kills my whole day unless I go out.
posted by Frowner on Apr 28, 2013 - 37 answers

What to do about crappy vandal neighbor kids... a bit wordy/snowy inside

Do I continue to 'play dumb' and continue to make attempts to just be a friendly neighbor (while still calling the police for extreme disturbances)? Do I make the police cookies and ask for them to drive my block more often? [more inside]
posted by leemleem on Apr 15, 2013 - 21 answers

How should we deal with the neighbor's cat?

We live in a residential neighborhood in a small city. A neighbor's cat sometimes spends time in our backyard. It has left dead birds and a dead rabbit in our yard. It has also used our garden beds as a litter box. We have a small child. There is an active neighborhood organization. What is the most socially appropriate response? [more inside]
posted by steinwald on Mar 29, 2013 - 61 answers

Keep it down up there.

Is there anything to be done about (probably unintentionally) loud neighbors? [more inside]
posted by sucre on Feb 25, 2013 - 10 answers

Getting back to sleep

How can I get back to sleep quickly after being awoken in the middle of the night? [more inside]
posted by antonymous on Feb 17, 2013 - 24 answers

How am I supposed to feel about property lines?

My wife and I bought our first house about a month ago, and for the first time in our adult lives, we have our own little back yard (typical Chicago-size, maybe 900 sqft). We don't have kids. There's a fence between our yard and one neighbor, but no fence between our backyard and the backyard of the other neighbor. They have several kids between ages 6 and 11. I've looked out the window and seen them running between our yards on a few occasions, and I've found their toys in my yard a few times. (I've just tossed them back when I have.) This isn't really a big deal in and of itself, but I get the distinct feeling that I'm going to be seeing a lot more of these kids and their toys once the weather warms up. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by ndg on Jan 28, 2013 - 64 answers

House is full of toxic fumes from neighbor's renovation -- what to do?

The workers renovating the unoccupied twin (semi-attached) house adjoining ours have been using various solvents of unknown origin. Whatever they are, the smell is terrible. I peeked through the windows of the house and it looks like they might be sealing the floors with polyeurothane. They're not ventilating the house and they close all the windows at night. Due to health concerns we have left the house and are staying at a hotel for the night. I would like to know what risks, if any, there exist from these kinds of fumes, what I can do to resolve this, and whether it's at all possible to get some kind of compensation from the house's owner. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Dec 4, 2012 - 35 answers

New house turns out to be next door to registered sex offender. Now what?

Moved into a picture perfect suburban neighborhood. Just found out my nice next door neighbor is registered sex offender. How worried should I be? How and when do I talk to my kids? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 26, 2012 - 56 answers

Help us kill rats without collateral damage

How to kill rats that don't live in my property without killing squirrels, pets, children or neighbors? [more inside]
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly on Nov 8, 2012 - 40 answers

You can't sit under your apple tree unless you gimme dem apples!

How best to ask my neighbors if I can gather their apples? [more inside]
posted by HopperFan on Oct 6, 2012 - 14 answers

How can I deal with my neighbor's cigarette smoke drifting into my apartment?

How can I deal with my neighbor's cigarette smoke drifting into my apartment? [more inside]
posted by whitelily on Sep 29, 2012 - 19 answers

Drug Dealer Neighbors With Barking Dogs

My neighbor's dogs wake me up at all hours of the night barking. It is taking its toll on my well being and capacity to work. It's actually a big big problem that is not fixed by ear plugs and multiple sources of white noise. I am literally surrounded by white noise. The big problem? I'm fairly certain they are drug dealers. I have tried to handle the noise in a low key straightforward manner, acting as if they wer not drug dealers. Someone tipped off the landlord though about the barking and they blame me for "tattling". [more inside]
posted by KoiPond on Sep 14, 2012 - 54 answers

I don't want to live "Shut Up, Little Man" over the long-term

I live in a rent-controlled building and have a bad neighbor with violent tendencies, how can I best fix this? [more inside]
posted by rhizome on Jul 31, 2012 - 14 answers

Neighbor attacked boyfriend; what should I do?

Neighbor attacked her boyfriend with knife. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by dolce_voce on Jul 18, 2012 - 34 answers

Neighborly questions

Neighbor questions-How much is too much? [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on Jun 19, 2012 - 26 answers

Neglected trees on vacant property are growing out of control. What to do?

There is a house across the street from me that has been vacant for a little over a year now. I have noticed the trees in the backyard growing out of control and they are starting to block my view. More importantly, I am worried about the potential for a fire from the accumulation of pine needles on the ground. [more inside]
posted by MattMangels on May 29, 2012 - 10 answers

exercise without rattling the neighbors

Looking for some kind of mat or other DIY contraption to deaden vibration when exercising. [more inside]
posted by colin_l on May 29, 2012 - 4 answers

When is it appropriate to call the spcaLA

At what point is it reasonable to get involved and call spcaLA, especially if the information is secondhand? All the troubling details inside. [more inside]
posted by katemcd on May 13, 2012 - 18 answers

Surely a paintball gun is not the answer

Barky dogs next door keeping me up at night: is there anything I can do? [more inside]
posted by indognito on May 13, 2012 - 27 answers

Best way to replace borrowed tool?

How should I handle the reimbursement/replacement of a tool I borrowed from a friendly neighbor then broke. [more inside]
posted by Ommcc on Apr 20, 2012 - 24 answers

How (and if) to help ailing neighbors

How to offer help to ailing neighbors (and if to offer help at all). [more inside]
posted by Zosia Blue on Apr 17, 2012 - 17 answers

What is the best way to deal with a neighbor's smelly dog kennel?

I live in a house in a suburban neighborhood and my neighbor's dog lives full-time in a kennel that is on the line of our property. The neighbors do not clean the kennel regularly and it smells. [more inside]
posted by WhathaveIdonenow? on Apr 8, 2012 - 10 answers

Neighborly Peace, I'm looking for you.

How do I make peace with neighbors? [more inside]
posted by mild deer on Mar 30, 2012 - 30 answers

help us quiet barky mcbarkypants

Is there a way for us to endear ourselves to the barking terror next door so that we don't have to listen to his aggressiveness every time we open the door out back? [more inside]
posted by adrianna aria on Mar 17, 2012 - 15 answers

What can I do about my problem neighbors?

My neighbors moved in two days ago, and haven't stopped yelling since. And they're drug dealers. Can I nip this in the bud? [more inside]
posted by vathek on Mar 5, 2012 - 18 answers

How do I deal with noise-sensitive neighbors?

How do I deal with noise-sensitive neighbors? [more inside]
posted by snickerdoodle on Feb 26, 2012 - 35 answers

Cats: Begone!

How can I keep my neighbor's cats out of my hair (and yard) ?! [more inside]
posted by fizzix on Feb 20, 2012 - 23 answers

Beeeeep. Beeeeep. Beeeep.

There is a smoke detector in my building doing the low-battery chirp, and it's been going off for DAYS. How do I make it stop? Please, please help. [more inside]
posted by serialcomma on Feb 17, 2012 - 24 answers

Is there anything I can do about my noisy neighbor?

Is there anything I can do about my noisy neighbor? [more inside]
posted by dolce_voce on Jan 26, 2012 - 12 answers

Someone is banging on my door ... wait no people are banging in their bed.

This weekend I woke up to, what I thought, was someone banging on my apartment door at 4AM. After getting up I realized it was my neighbors going at it. They must have moved their headboard against our shared wall. Any ideas on how to discretely ask them to move their bed, or is that out of bounds? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 7, 2012 - 15 answers

Squeak squeak squeak squeak

How do I either stop my bed from squeaking or stop being embarrassed about my downstairs neighbors potentially hearing it? [more inside]
posted by Autumn on Dec 27, 2011 - 28 answers

apologetic neighborly gift

I accidentally neglected to pick up my dog's poop in a shared yard, which my neighbor subsequently stepped in and got on their porch! I am mortified. In addition to assuring them that it will never happen again, I want to offer an apologetic gift. What would be appropriate in this situation? Flowers? Food? Help!
posted by shotgunbooty on Nov 6, 2011 - 19 answers

How much howling is too much?

Our dog howls in sadness when we leave(about 8am), for no more than two minutes. Then she sleeps for the rest of the day. Our neighbors, who sleep until 1pm, want silence. Are we being unreasonable in considering their request unreasonable? [more inside]
posted by rockindata on Oct 31, 2011 - 66 answers

Oooo what's that smell?!

Drug Filter: How do to keep the smell from being noticed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 30, 2011 - 22 answers

How early is too early to practice the piano?

How early is too early to practice the piano if you live in an apartment? [more inside]
posted by Sandor Clegane on Oct 20, 2011 - 34 answers

Hi!

Best way to get to know your new neighbors? We are buying a home and want to build a good relationship with our new neighbors. What are your recommendations for introducing yourselves without coming off as pushy? We believe that knowing your neighbors helps for a good community, but we don't want to seem over the top. Cookies? Muffins? Knock on the door and say hi? What has been successful for you? [more inside]
posted by MayNicholas on Sep 28, 2011 - 28 answers

Save my neighbor's tree from my hot water heater!

Are we killing our neighbor's tree with our hot water heater? If so, what can we do about it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 20, 2011 - 14 answers

The quandry of a nosy neighbour.

We live in a large apartment building mainly occupied by retirees and young professionals. It's pretty quiet and there's not usually a lot of drama around here. A month or two ago, new young couple moved in on our floor. Coincidentally, also a month or two ago, we started hearing loud, angry arguments coming from one of the nearby apartments. The yelling makes me awfully uncomfortable and I feel like I should help somehow. Do I have any responsibilities as a neighbour apartment dweller to make sure everyone is all right down the hall? [more inside]
posted by unlapsing on Sep 17, 2011 - 22 answers

How do I walk more quietly?

My neighbors complained to me (in a polite, reasonable way) about me walking too loudly. How can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by oranger on Aug 23, 2011 - 38 answers

Found Kitty Etiquette

Cute little cat help: Orange kitty, young, declawed, followed my wife home from her walk just now. We think we know where kitty belongs, but the people don't seem to be home. [more inside]
posted by Buffaload on Aug 8, 2011 - 12 answers

Am I missing something here?

Neighbor is hot to start a business with me. What precautions do I take? [more inside]
posted by Buffaload on Jul 21, 2011 - 16 answers

Will you please be quiet please? -- But I am!

What's the best strategy for handling an enraged neighbor? [more inside]
posted by sideofwry on Jul 20, 2011 - 26 answers

How to deal with back handed comments over daycare?

'But why would you have kids if you are just going to have somebody else (meaning daycare) raise them'? The next time my neighbor offers up this little nugget of superority I'd like to have a snarky assed comment ready.. [more inside]
posted by Frosted Cactus on Jul 13, 2011 - 79 answers

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