Tag: neighbors

  • 'Neighbor From Hell' on Trial for 'Terrorizing' Residents

    'Neighbor From Hell' on Trial for 'Terrorizing' Residents

    A Miami neighborhood's residents claim that a neighbor has been terrorizing the community for years and, as he awaits trial, that there's video to prove it. Continue Reading

  • Neighbors From Hell: What You Can Do to Stop the Bullies Next Door

    R.I. Couple: We Have 'Neighbors From Hell'

    They claim that their neighbors have shot at their home and destroyed their property with an air pellet gun, and even have trained their cockatoo to scream obscenities at them. Continue Reading

  • After 37 Years, 'Neighbors From Hell' May Finally Face Eviction

    After 37 Years, 'Neighbors From Hell' May Finally Face Eviction

    We've seen plenty of cases of homeowners displaying brazen disregard for their neighbors. There was a resident who tried to sabotage the sale of a home next door by trumpeting all the reasons why he'd be an awful neighbor, for example, as well as a man in Australia who erected an outdoor sculpture of a hand... Continue Reading

  • Renters: Use Neighbors to Save Money

    Renters: Use Neighbors to Save Money

    Marla Mathless had been a renter in her downtown Manhattan building for seven years before she formally met her neighbor. "He came over and asked if I'd split my cable costs with him," she says. "He said he couldn't afford it anymore and wanted to just drill a small hole in the wall to run the cable into both... Continue Reading

  • Rental Party Rules: Apartment Entertaining

    Rental Party Rules: Apartment Entertaining

    Ever been the victim of a party in your apartment building? Loud music, banging floorboards, drunken party guests spilling out into the halls? "Renting is a group sport," says Naomi Kay, a store manager in Toledo, Ohio. "People forget. I used to live below these idiots. Everyone used to call the cops on them,... Continue Reading

  • The Search for New Neighbors

    The Search for New Neighbors

    Dear Apartment Guru, I live in a four-unit brownstone and my upstairs neighbors are getting ready to move out. I love them. Our dogs play together and they are perfect neighbors. My problem is, my dog hates cats so I am hoping whoever moves in doesn't have a cat. Also, I REALLY don't want young kids moving in... Continue Reading

  • Where There's (Pot) Smoke There's Fire

    Where There's (Pot) Smoke There's Fire

    Dear Apartment Guru, I am a building manager who is running into some issues with a few of my tenants. It would seem that a few of them are smoking marijuana. Then there is my one tenant who calls me regularly to tell on them. The tattletale is a new tenant. Everyone else has lived there for a while. They are... Continue Reading

  • Smoker Rights in a Smoke-Free Building

    Smoker Rights in a Smoke-Free Building

    Dear Apartment Guru, I have been living in my Buffalo, N.Y. apartment for six years. I am, and have been a cigarette smoker the entire time. Lately several of my neighbors have been making such a big deal about those of us who smoke in the building, that our building management has decided to make the building... Continue Reading

  • Neighborly Revenge With the 'Dear Girls Above Me'

    Neighborly Revenge With the 'Dear Girls Above Me'

    Bad neighbors should be avoided at all costs, since there are so many ways that living beside strangers in the close quarters of an apartment building can go wrong: hearing the awkward sounds of copulation; inadvertently catching late-night arguments in which you shouldn't be involved; smelling the consequences... Continue Reading

  • Apartment Guru: Peeping Tom Prevention

    Apartment Guru: Peeping Tom Prevention

    Dear Apartment Guru, My neighbor and I have adjoining balconies separated by a wall. He has a little dog that easily slips through over to our side. Whenever this happens, the neighbor proceeds to crawl over the wall to fetch his yappy dog. Sometimes my roommates and I "entertain" in our living room (not at the... Continue Reading

  • Apartment Guru: Garbage out, Garbage Stench in

    Apartment Guru: Garbage out, Garbage Stench in

    Dear Apartment Guru, I moved into my place at the end of last summer and realized very quickly that the building's garbage, which coincidentally piles up outside my living room windows, is unbearably stinky. I spoke to the landlord and we walked the perimeter and figured out that there are apartment windows... Continue Reading

  • Top Posts on RentedSpaces This Week

    Top Posts on RentedSpaces This Week

    Let RentedSpaces teach you a few new tricks this week: how to hail a taxi the high-tech way, how to live with less, how to hire a hot handyman, and more. It was all here on RentedSpaces this week. Apartment Guru: How to Handle Noisy Sex-Door Neighbors RentedSpaces' own Apartment Guru tackles the delicate... Continue Reading

  • Apartment Guru: How to Handle Noisy Sex-Door Neighbors

    Apartment Guru: How to Handle Noisy Sex-Door Neighbors

    Dear Apartment Guru, The walls in my building are paper-thin and I always hear my neighbors-whether they are arguing or being overly amorous. Unfortunately, they seem to do both a lot (although not always at the same time-not kidding). How can I bring up this subject with them without straining what is an... Continue Reading

  • Chicago Home Sales Dented by Racist 'Yard Art'

    Chicago Home Sales Dented by Racist 'Yard Art'

    It's hard enough to sell a home sitting next to a neighbor who refuses to mow their lawn and patch up a dilapidated roof, or one that plays music with rib-rattling subwoofers turned up to 11 in the wee hours of the night, but what happens when a man living on your block posts racist signs on his garage? The... Continue Reading

  • Crazy Neighbors Demand Dog Surgically Debarked

    Crazy Neighbors Demand Dog Surgically Debarked

    Like chainsmokers and serial renovators, noisy dogs make bad neighbors. Citronella collars and extra training are the traditional measures of last resort. But is debarking surgery staging a comeback? This morning's New York Times has a front page story about an Upper East Side family that surgically debarked... Continue Reading