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 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 Bass:
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 don’t 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.