Of all the types of noise problems we deal with, noisy neighbors can be the most delicate situation to handle.
The best course is to try to What if your
Click Here work together to solve the problem. The solution itself can be much less expensive than the litigation, so it is best to try a cooperative approach first. Your neighbor may not even know that he is bothering you.
In many buildings one occupant may hear a disturbing level of noise without any unreasonable activity on the part of anyone else. Children playing, people walking, watching TV and exercise equipment may be enough to make life miserable in some buildings.
We can measure the noise transmission from one space to another in order to make recommendations to improve it. We also have special equipment to measure standard Building Code parameters such as:
Many coops and condos are being renovated, and the neighbors donít want to hear unreasonable construction noise. We can set up a system to monitor contractor compliance with reasonable noise abatement agreements.
Of course there are also people who make truly unreasonable noise. Loud stereos or home theatre systems played at all hours, drum sets, shouting matches and children whose activities go unchecked by their parents can dramatically affect the quality of life of the people who live nearby. Worse yet are people who use noise deliberately to harass their neighbors.
In the past it was often difficult to catch these people in the act. We have developed a unique tamper-proof system to make full-fidelity calibrated recordings for several days at a time. This system is perfectly suited to document a recurring pattern of nuisance, which can make or break your case.
See: Pildes v. Restaurant Daniel, a case in which another consultant failed to demonstrate a pattern of nuisance, and The Nuisance of Nuisance, an article written by Real Estate Attorneys, which describes the importance of demonstrating a recurring pattern.
Not only can we print out graphs of the noise levels, our recordings can also be played back accurately in court. This is powerful evidence. We have had great success with these recordings.
We have another system which does not record actual sounds, but only the sound level data, which is good where privacy issues are concerned.
Expert Witness Testimony
Long Term Noise Recordings
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