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Loud Neighbor

Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by j12toad, Apr 22, 2003.

  1. j12toad

    j12toad New Member

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    My wife and I moved into a townhouse on Welby back in December and love it. But our one neighbor sold and the new people are very loud, including sunday night at 10:30pm. I also took my dog out the same night around 10:45 and could hear the banging/music a good distance from the house. I personaly dont feel comfortable talking to the new residents. What are the rules/regulations for noise? Can the HOA do anything?
     
  2. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    Welcome to Broadlands!

    We're actually pretty close neighbors; I'm on Autumnwood Square right next to you...

    My recommendation would be to contact the General Manager for the Homeowners Association:

    Wesley Schroeder, Gen Mgr
    wschroeder@broadlandshoa.com
    703-729-9711

    If he can't help you, he'll know what you need to do...

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  3. teak

    teak New Member

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    Hey some music are to be heard LOUD. Hehehe just kidding.

    Using an anonymous third party to tell a neighbor about "issues" can be better than a front to front session. Feelings might get hurt. Some people don't feel comfortable telling someone to quiet down or keep their pesky kids off the lawn.

    I guess some people are either very inconsiderate or dumb headed to know that they are distrubing their neighbors in one way or another. I have an open house policy, I always ask my neighbors if they can hear my TV or radio. That way I get a gauge of how loud I can play my stuff.

    Or if you meet them one day, just tell them politely that you can hear their music. Even ask what it is. But be polite about it. If that fails, cut the power to their home :)

    Hmm can't wait to get the air compressor and play with the tools. Boy my street is not going to like me.

    -Teak
    #include <std.disclaimer> I'm not responsible for my postings cause I'm dumb.
     
  4. Farscape

    Farscape New Member

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    We had a very similar problem this weekend. I too live in a town home and my neighbor decided to have a rock and roll band play in his backyard (he was drummer) on Easter this past Sunday. Hearing a loud radio or stereo is one thing, but the "band" was so loud I could not here anything else in my house with the windows open. Thankfully I did not have any plans with my parents or grandparents for the holiday. If I had a little warning that he was going to do that and information as to how long it was going to go on, it would have been easier to take. But this guy really did not care that he made every one who lived within a quarter of a mile here his band play.

    Needless to say, I was pretty upset about the inconsideration of my neighbor, so I did a little research. Loudoun County law only cares about noise violations between the hours of 11pm - 7am. However, there are regulations within the homeowners association, which state that there should no unreasonable noise </u>at all except those relating from security alarms.

    Mr. Linux is correct - Contact Wes Schroeder and he will help.
     
  5. j12toad

    j12toad New Member

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    Wes wrote me back today.... he said to talk to him in a casual setting. If that does not work then the HOA can send him a letter and if the problem still continues, then the board can set up a hearing and confront the neighbor. He also said if it happens between 11pm and 7am to call the sheriff's office.

    Solets hope I see my neighbor sometime soon, I dont want to have to bang on his/her door to tell them to turn it down, or worse call the cops on them. [}:)][}:)]
     

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