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  1. #21

    You have my sympathies too - I am living in Lohas Park and have noisy neighbours upstairs too. The building quality in these brand new flats is poor as well. Soundproofing seems an alien concept over here.

    We have to wait until September/October before we can move. We're thinking of playing the 'we just found out we have to move back to the UK is there any chance you can lets us break our contract early' card but not sure if the land lord will buy it. If not, we're thinking about maybe offering to pay the land lords next agency fee if he lets us go early.

    I take it if we give notice that we will be breaking the rent at the agreed time on the contract but move out two months early and not pay for those two months and tell them to use the deposit money instead is a dumb idea? Will it get us black listed anywhere?

    I was looking to move to a village house - if i get the top two floors of a village house and don't have the windows open that often do you think i will be able to hear the ground floor neighbours (assuming they don't have music blaring on) or will it just be a lot safer to look for a whole village house somewhere?


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    What makes this story so strange is that the neighbors appear to be intentionally or vindictively causing trouble for you??? That is very unlike local Hong Kongers. Locals can be very loud and inconsiderate, but rarely are they vindictive. Very strange. It's usually us westerners who resort to immature games and tactics like that to piss off the neighbors. Are you sure these neighbors were born in Hong Kong (not that it really matters)?


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    CC I think she mentioned that they're Indians - which makes it even stranger. Indians I've met and lived near have been SUPER considerate and friendly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iliketurtles:
    CC I think she mentioned that they're Indians - which makes it even stranger. Indians I've met and lived near have been SUPER considerate and friendly.
    You haven't yet met me then...

    OP, I suggest to not play any Indian music if you want to annoy the shit out of your annoying neighbours, as they might actually enjoy it. Go for Chinese opera music...
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    record slow dripping water, put on a continuous loop, play through your speakers pointed to your ceiling, go on holiday for 2 weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karen09:
    Myself & hubby have been living in a middle floor village apartment since October. The neighbours above are so noisy.

    At first, I wrote a note asking if they could not leave their door open, and not shout down the stairs to one another, as well as slamming all the doors in the block. I have a dog who I might add is VERY well behaved, but if anyone ever comes near the door, she will bark.

    They totally ignored my note even though I know they can speak English. I ended up having words with them one time when they had literally 10-15 people in there and were talking very load with the door open again which was making my dog go crazy and I told them I also had neighbours to consider. I think they have the whole family over every day so you can imagine the racket when they are all talking and shouting to one another. I was ignored again. Inevitably it has got worse. The police have been called and logs have been made but the police won't do much, they just stand outside the block looking up and listening. The sound though, is from inside my flat. They have now started thumping on the floor and walls. It went on till 11pm last night, so yes... they are obviously well aware of the laws. I was wondering if there could be a possible breach of human rights in this case, as I have been researching the bill of rights in HK. below is what I found...

    Article 14

    Protection of privacy, family, home,

    correspondence, honour and reputation

    (1) No one shall be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to unlawful attacks on his honour and reputation.

    (2) Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.

    [cf. ICCPR Art. 17]




    Thanks in advance

    Kaz
    Scum. Subhuman scum.

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    IMO - an experience - top floor of village house is the one to go for... so when Ms Wong walks around in her hi heels - or Mr stomps around - u wont get disturbed... even a coin rollin on the floor upstairs as the little girl played for an hour once with one at 7 am ( worst hangover! ) can be incredibly loud!!

    in our village we seem to have renovations in ear shot every 3-4 months... an in 5 years we had upstairs renovate for a month... an downstairs for 3 months!!!

    I think upstairs on the nex door -same 'block' will move out in the nex few months. so I am expectin major noise then...

    after that we should be safe from direct mechanical transfer for a couple of years...

    I am considerin puttin a false ceiling in so the elephant family upstairs dont bother me so much...

    drillin is a bugger that will be very loud,, but the cops can do nothin about it in certain times of the day.. loud music they can ask u to turn it down...


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    Quote Originally Posted by iliketurtles:
    CC I think she mentioned that they're Indians - which makes it even stranger. Indians I've met and lived near have been SUPER considerate and friendly.
    Judging by the behaviour of Indian school kids I've encountered more than once or twice at MTR stations here and there...the word feral comes to mind. No doubt the poster is living near a bunch of feral assholes
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    Quote Originally Posted by d-28:
    Judging by the behaviour of Indian school kids I've encountered more than once or twice at MTR stations here and there...the word feral comes to mind. No doubt the poster is living near a bunch of feral assholes

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    karen09,

    http://unwire.hk/2013/01/01/noise-attack/wireless-home/

    Use google translate if you don't read Chinese.

    definitely something to consider.

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