Can I file any type a civil suit against noisy and disruptive neighbors when my apartment complex will not intervene?
I have complained about my upstairs neighbors and their noise since their first week moving in. My apartment community will not deal with it and the on-site Security Officer has spoken with them on numerous occasions. There has to be something that I can do on my own.
You may be able to do one or both of the following, but since neither is necessarily easy or straightforward, you should speak with an attorney before doing anything:
1) You may be able to file a nuisance complaint against the tenant directly, and possibly against the landlord for the fact that he is allowing his tenant to create a nuisance.
2) It may be possible to bring an action against the landlord for allowing violations of your right to quiet enjoyment, and therefore seek either monetary compensation or a court order forcing him to take action.
In addition, contact city hall: there should be noise ordinances on the books. Find out the allowed decibel levels for different times of day and night. Rent or buy a decible meter and test; if it looks too high, you can contact the police or other authorities.