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...
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