if you want to read the entire letter, be my guest:
"Ever since you made your complaint public about my piano playing in the evening I conformed with your request and have not played after 2100 hrs even though I am actually-legally entitled to play up until 2300 hrs. I did this out of consideration for my neighbours. YOU on the other hand have little respect for your neighbours.
Every Sat, and Sun. morning for as long as I can remember you have got up c.0800 or 0900 hrs and (which I assume) clean your bedroom and flat for hours. This wakes me up nearly every weekend but I have not mentioned it before now. You have little respect for your neighbours in this respect as the majority of people enjoy a lie in at the weekends. You also get up c. 0600 hrs and shower which also wakes me up on occasions; again I have never mentioned it before now.
When you are moving objects in your bedroom the sound travels down the hollow walls of which you are clearly aware. All the flats in the block have plasterboard walls with space behind allowing sound to travel from one flat to the other. When you open the drawer(s) in your bedroom the sound is excruciatingly loud from my bedroom and often wakes me and when my dog was alive would startle her so much she would get out of her basket and walk into another room. I can hear you placing objects on your bedside table(s) or chest of drawers.
Why do you feel the need to bang doors shut?
Why do you stomp across the floor so heavy footed?
This has also woken me up on several occasions. And you know damn well you were doing that on Sunday 11th October 2009 mid morning because I banged on the wall and you continued to do so only louder which provoked me. If I had not been crying since my dog died I would have popped up to see you and confronted you about the noise you were making which continued for a further 5 hours! Surely if somebody bangs on the wall this signals an ‘Alert!’ and you are doing something which is annoying to that person. Common sense!
I have contacted Adrian about this and will be meeting with him on Wed. evening to discuss matters. I will also be contacting the council and also the Property Developers because I know the sound proofing is inadequate (an architect who resides in this block also assumes that the sound proofing is sub standard and maybe corners were cut during the construction).
We can carry on as we are and I will play your game but believe me I will be practising my piano until 2300 hrs whether you like it or not.
And I will have my TV in my bedroom at a reasonable volume (like in the flat adjacent to me which is audible all throughout the night but which I have never made a complaint because it’s not that they have the volume up loud but simply the sound proofing is inadequate).
It’s your choice. I will leave a CD on repeat and go out for the night.
I am not fussed. It’s your call because after today it’s quite clear that you’re a selfish neighbour and you don’t really want to get on with me.
Take a hint when somebody is banging on the wall! You live on the top floor. You do not have people living above you. Every step you take I can hear it and so can the neighbours below Adrian (I’ve told him this).
This last week I have been crying every day and night which brings me to my next point. On Wednesday c.0300 hrs I was crying so heavily if I had not blown my nose I would have suffocated. I blew it. You then got out of bed, stomped across the floor, went to the toilet, put the seat down, flushed it and stomped back to bed TO LET ME KNOW THAT I HAD WOKEN YOU! Well I’m sorry my dog died. Blowing one’s nose if a bodily function which needs to be exercised. If you have a problem with this then YOU contact the Property Developers for if I want to blow my nose as hard as I want for as long as I want in MY flat which Town then Twill do so. If it wakes you then so be it.
If I use the toilet in the middle on the night I usually use the guest bathroom so as not to disturb neighbours below (and of course your dear self). Either that or I flush it later in the morning when I get up for work so as not to disturb people when they are sleeping.
This was written in a hurry.
It’s not an ‘A’ level examination document but hopefully you’ll get the gist of the contents noted."
he's got a new dog.