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We just moved into a downstairs apartment. the tenants above have a school age child. he looks to be around 10 or 9. the kid runs and stumps and jumps constantly like a wild animal - strike that. on nature shows wild animals are mostly calm. other first floor tenants in the complex have complained on tenants with noisy kids living above them.

so here's the question.Should people with kids age 1 to 13 be allowed to rent 2nd and 3rd floor apartment (any floor above the 1st floor).

my answer is no.

What's yours?
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Posted 9/17/16
You will get used to it.
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I don't see why it's a problem. That is just a fact of life in an apartment.
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How can anyone honestly say it's okay to refuse a parent a place for their children to live?
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you could be hearing much worse things while living in an apartment. Consider yourself lucky
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Yes. Whatever's convenient. I don't see why they should be restricted in where they live just because they have children.

I do sympathize with the complaint though, but there are all kinds of annoying neighbors you get above you, below you, or to the sides of you when you live in apartments.

I have a neighbor with a garage below me that practices boxing with a punching bag and it feels like he'll bring the whole darn complex down. There are also neighbors who live in a nearby complex who are prone to holding loud gatherings at night. And I'd rather not even mention the neighbor to the side of me and what I hear coming from his place sometimes *shudders* . Whether it be kids, loud music, dogs, parties, you name it - living in apartments in general saddles you up with annoying neighbors at all angles. All I'm saying is, I don't see why familes with kids should be singled out
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That's just apartment living in a nut shell. I'm on the top floor, but I can still hear child noises from the apartment below and to the side of us. I just remind myself that it means the kids are healthy and to be grateful for that much. Generally we don't complain unless it's really bad or if it's after a certain time at night.

I think people with kids should live wherever they feel safe/can afford.
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this is like that "should kids be allowed on an airplane" thread. listen, folks. the world doesn't revolve around you. Kids exist. You were even one once. You probably annoyed the adults just as much as kids annoy you now.

Get used to it.
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Sogno- wrote:



this is like that "should kids be allowed on an airplane" thread. listen, folks. the world doesn't revolve around you. Kids exist. You were even one once. You probably annoyed the adults just as much as kids annoy you now.

Get used to it.


I think kids should be knocked unconscious and placed in the overhead baggage compartment while traveling by plane.
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as a matter of fact i did not annoy adults. I was complimented on my good behavior. as a child my mother trained me well not to run and jump in apartments not to scream and yell and run all over the place in public. I was brought up to be well behave. Some people just don't train their kids. when you don't train kids they grow up to be lousy adults.
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People can rent an apartment on whatever floor they want, kids or no kids. Right now the part of the apartment complex that I live in, with four apartments to our section, including the one I live in, there aren't any young kids living here at all, the youngest one I've seen around is a preteen or young teenage girl who's sometimes at her Mom's apartment across the hall from us, and it's noisy almost all the time here. In fact, it's even noisier than when we moved in and the people who used to live above us had a baby. So sometimes adults make even more noise than kids in an apartment building. Oh, and our apartment is on the ground floor too. So, apartments can be noisy no matter who lives in them, whether there's kids there or not.
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but do they actually jump and pound on their floor which is your ceiling?
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brookline wrote:

as a matter of fact i did not annoy adults. I was complimented on my good behavior. as a child my mother trained me well not to run and jump in apartments not to scream and yell and run all over the place in public. I was brought up to be well behave. Some people just don't train their kids. when you don't train kids they grow up to be lousy adults.


It's parenting today. Most parents are either too lazy to parent their child/children correctly, or they're too afraid to reprimand them in public or where someone might overhear them because they're afraid of someone calling child abuse on them if they raise their voice too high or swat their behind to make them behave. It's part of today's society. I got talked to, and sometimes sternly and loudly, in public, or even got my butt swat, for misbehaving when we were out and about when I was kid, and our parent's also told us that if we acted up we'd leave wherever we were. And even though I grew up in a house, I was taught not to run and jump all over the place and scream and yell when it wasn't appropriate. In fact, unless it was Winter and the weather was too bad to go outside, they made us go outside to play like that.
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The problem isn't should children be living in apartments (called flats in the UK). The problem is that many of these place lack proper sound insulation. Even the most mild mannered child needs to run around sometime. If there is no garden to do this or parks are far and few between or they are deemed not safe or the parents can't take the children there then at some point there'll be a bit of running around. Movement is necessary for good health. It's not just children that get noisy either. I once had neighbours living downstairs and I knew exactly when they were having sex because they were loud. Try having that happen when your mother has just come to visit and you're trying to have a conversation in your own sitting room . Then there's the odd times when the neighbour who replaced that one tries to blast his bad taste in music. I just grab a broom and bang on the floor and he stops. His barking dog can get annoying at times. If that happens too much I get to report it to the local government environmental office who will keep a record. If they find it's happening consistently they can slap an ASBO (Anti-social Behaviour Order) on him. Failure to abide by that can lead directly to jail. ASBOs bypass a court hearing.

I'm well aware that since this is a big old house that floor insulation just does not exist. Newer builds may have it though some don't because it's cheaper not add it. It's a trade off for good sized rooms in older properties or newer ones with smaller box sized rooms. I like my space. I looked into what I could do to reduce noise and chose flooring that would help a little.

Anyone has the right to live where they can.
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Posted 9/18/16
I do agree that anyone has the right to live where they can.

Can kids get annoying?
Absolutely.

But like someone earlier said, we were once kids.

So just cut some people some slack.
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