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#1 oNeLoVe

Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:12 PM

We have new neighbours next door (moved in the first week in December).

Can you complain to real estate agents over music etc?  So sick of them blasting their crap music on the back patio (right outside my little ones' bedroom windows) and listening to all the sh*t, f@ck, motherf@@@er etc etc all the freaking time.  

Can real estate agent do anything about that or am I wasting my time?

Also sick of their language and their chain smoking outside my kids windows which means they ahve to have their windows shut all the time and stuffy rooms, otherwise they stink like someone's been smoking IN them it's that bad.  Nothing much I can do about that but I really hate it lol

Edited by oNeLoVe, 16 January 2013 - 04:19 PM.


#2 JRA

Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:16 PM

Real estate is land. So you can't complain to land.

Do you mean real estate agent?

Which agent, yours? Are you renting. It is not your agent's fault. You can call police about loud music at inappropriate times.

#3 oNeLoVe

Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:18 PM

I said "can you complain to real estate agents"??

Either way.  They rent next door.  Can I complain to the real estate AGENT they rent through?

#4 tamietamara

Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:19 PM

Do you live near me, because that sounds like my new neighbours. Except mine also have VERY long and loud sex all hours of the day as well. Yes you can complain to real estate or ring police if it is excessive noise at inappropriate times etc. It is a lease condition that they provide peaceful enjoyment for their neighbours. If they have continual warnings from real estate and continue to break them they can be evicted. Just be careful but. If they are than disrespectful anyway, they may become violent or try to do the dirty on you if they find out.

#5 jmaz86

Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:21 PM

You can  complain though it may not achieve anything as playing music and smoking outside is not cause for eviction. I would contact your local police if the music is excessively loud or ongoing.

#6 oNeLoVe

Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:22 PM

I did say I realised there was nothing I could do about them smoking.  

Playing their loud music full of f@ck, sh*t, motherf@cker constantly though I thought might be something I could make a complaint to the real estate agent about?  Or am I just wasting my time??

Just loooove having renters next door - NOT!

#7 FeralFerretOfDoom

Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:22 PM

Have you actually spoken to them directly?

Yes, you can complain to the agent, but it's usually better for neighbourly relations to have a word with them directly.

#8 Jane Jetson

Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:24 PM

QUOTE (oNeLoVe @ 16/01/2013, 05:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just loooove having renters next door - NOT!


What does their being renters have to do with their behaviour?

#9 FeralFerretOfDoom

Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:24 PM

QUOTE (oNeLoVe @ 16/01/2013, 05:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just loooove having renters next door - NOT!


Don't lump all renters in together - homeowners can be feral too, you know!

At least with renters you are able to complain to the agent and possibly get them evicted. If they were owners you'd be pretty screwed.

#10 protart roflcoptor

Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:25 PM

QUOTE (oNeLoVe @ 16/01/2013, 04:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just loooove having renters next door - NOT!


You do realise that people who own homes can be just as offensive and act just as much like douche canoes than those who rent?

eta;

I believe you need a peddlestool to address renters from. It's mandatory.


Edited by ossim roflcopter, 16 January 2013 - 04:26 PM.


#11 charlie23

Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:25 PM

OP, you have a couple of options.

1. Ring your local council, you can complain about the noise & see if they can do anything.

2. Ring your local police station, put in a noise complaint & also advise them about the swearing. Foul language is now consider an offense and they can be fined for it. (We have been through this with our neighbours recently)

3. Find out the agent who leases the property (if it is a rental) & ring and speak to the property manager. Most property managers WANT to know about the tenants and if they are doing the wrong thing. The agent can send them a letter advising that they have had complaints & that the tenant needs to be more considerate of the other neighbours. If you complain oftne enough the RE Property Manager will have to do something.

Unfortunately, the only real thing to do about the smoking is to approach the neighbour & ask if they could smomke out the front.

We have been through all of the above in the last 2 houses we have lived in.

#12 KatakaGeoGirl

Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:27 PM

I doubt they'd do anything. We have feral druggy stealing neighbours who do naughty things and nothing has been done as yet. Their grass is still well over a metre high despite us living in a high fire danger, they've never done a bit in the garden, had a house raid by police and crime investigation unit who found 20K worth of stolen goods, screech up and down road sometimes all morning from about midnight to 4am. The agents don't really give a flying fruitbat. In fact they even called US and said there had been a complaint about their 'grass' seems they didn't even know it was them and our grass was mowed every other week.

ETA I would call the police, not the agent. In fact the time we thought someone was breaking in next door (crashing, banging, torches) it was the renters breaking in after being away for 3 months when they first moved in. Police DID something at least...

Edited by Katakacpk, 16 January 2013 - 04:29 PM.


#13 password123

Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:29 PM

We rent and we are quiet, non-smokers.
Just because you can't afford to buy or choose not to, does not make you trouble.
Making comments like that makes you sound completely...hmm..
The pedastool comment said it better...

Edited by Mrs_Snorks, 16 January 2013 - 04:42 PM.


#14 erindiv

Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:30 PM

I'm a renter and the worst you'll hear from my place is DD's occassional squeal of delight from the trampoline... Yeah, and my occassional pleading of "Please, please, stop SHRIEKING!"

In your case, I'd call your local council and enquire about what you can do. It really has nothing to do with your REA.

#15 Bedge

Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:37 PM

Hi OP,

Hmmm, I don't know if their agent would be much help, although it never hurts to voice your concern.

If I was you, I would try and befriend the neighbours and maybe see if you approach the issues as nicely as possible.

If you go straight to the agent, they might get cranky-pants!

Try and appeal to them directly first.

Good luck.

Edited by Bedge, 16 January 2013 - 04:38 PM.


#16 NunSoFeral

Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:39 PM

QUOTE (oNeLoVe @ 16/01/2013, 04:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just loooove having renters next door - NOT!


I'm sorta hoping they own the joint.

#17 bakesgirls

Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:39 PM

QUOTE (ossim roflcopter @ 16/01/2013, 05:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I believe you need a peddlestool to address renters from. It's mandatory.


laughing2.gif

OP, I'd have a polite word with your neighbours first (before you complain to the REA or police) about the volume of their music and the times at which they play it. Their choice of music is up to them, but they may be open to reducing the volume and/or changing the times at which they listen to it.

Same goes for smoking, perhaps they would be open to changing the location they smoke to somewhere else in their yard. I wouldn't hold your breath though, they have the right to smoke where and when they want on their property.

#18 Jane Jetson

Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:41 PM

QUOTE (ossim roflcopter @ 16/01/2013, 05:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I believe you need a peddlestool to address renters from. It's mandatory.


I think that only applies if you're a Doo Gooder.

#19 Nataliah

Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:50 PM

So your complaints are just that they smoke outside and have different taste in music to you?  Here's a question, what would you do if they owned the place?  Just do that.  I would suggest knocking on their door and just asking them...

Renters are not a different species you know  rolleyes.gif



#20 Nepheline

Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:59 PM

QUOTE (oNeLoVe @ 16/01/2013, 05:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We have new neighbours next door (moved in the first week in December).

Can you complain to real estate agents over music etc?  So sick of them blasting their crap music on the back patio (right outside my little ones' bedroom windows) and listening to all the sh*t, f@ck, motherf@@@er etc etc all the freaking time.  

Can real estate agent do anything about that or am I wasting my time?

Also sick of their language and their chain smoking outside my kids windows which means they ahve to have their windows shut all the time and stuffy rooms, otherwise they stink like someone's been smoking IN them it's that bad.  Nothing much I can do about that but I really hate it lol


Why not just ask them if they would mind keeping the music down? Or if they'd mind smoking out the front.

#21 Holidayromp

Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:06 PM

QUOTE (oNeLoVe @ 16/01/2013, 05:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I did say I realised there was nothing I could do about them smoking.  

Playing their loud music full of f@ck, sh*t, motherf@cker constantly though I thought might be something I could make a complaint to the real estate agent about?  Or am I just wasting my time??

Just loooove having renters next door - NOT!


ohhhhhh goody there are renters living next door lets b**ch whinge and complain because I can but too bad if they own the home they are in and guess what noone gives a crap or cannot do anything about it because noone gives a crap.

Bloody people thinking that they can b**ch and whine about tenants - when we were renting we got a 'lovely' letter from the RE stating that they have had complaints about us playing music all day and all night.  That was news to me considering DH and I both work very long hours and are more out than in.  I mentioned this to the RE and they said well they have to act on complaints I wasn't at all impressed.  It wasn't until I was home one day on maternity leave with DD when I got a taste of that very loud music - it went straight through the house it was that loud.  Apparently a house behind and two doors up was notorious for blasting music at all hours but we copped the blame for it.  Apparently noone bothered to investigate and it made us look bad.  Apparently anyone can whinge long and hard to an RE and the story can be complete bullsh*t.

Instead of b**ching to the RE take the channels we all have to take and inform the police.  

The moral of the story is that if you are a tenant you get crapped on via complaints fabricated or not direct to your RE but if you are a homeowner and a neighbouring tenant has to put up with the noise they cannot whinge to your bank about your crap noise and that also goes to barking dogs.

Leave the RE out of it, complain to the tenant direct and then take it to the police.

#22 domestically~challenged

Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:07 PM

When I worked in real estate we got neighbour noise complaints all the time - sex, music, etc. I wouldn't hesitate to call them original.gif

If it doesn't lead to anything then the local council or police.

Edited by domestically~challenged, 16 January 2013 - 05:08 PM.


#23 Sif

Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:02 PM

She's not going to ask them if they mind turning their music down. She's scared of them - obviously, they smoke and listen to offensive music, so they are bogans who might firebomb her car...

Meanwhile, she obviously doesn't think this is at all offensive...

QUOTE
Just loooove having renters next door - NOT!

Edited by Sif, 17 January 2013 - 01:03 PM.


#24 rainycat

Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:18 PM

We have called the real estate before when people renting a few houses down were having loud parties with lots of swearing and fighting.  
They moved out soon after.
The property manager was more than fine with us contacting her as she had no idea.

#25 JustBeige

Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:33 PM

Yes you can ring their Agent.  If you dont know who they are then maybe your agent might now.

You can also complain to the council about them

You can also call the police about the music / swearing etc.




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