My question involves a condominium located in the State of: Connecticut
I 1/2 of a duplex condominium and share nearly every wall in every room with my neighbors. There seems to be no insulation in the walls, and the neighboring unit is rented to a very noisy, recently divorced family. Unfortunately we have been privy to much of their unpleasant lives due to what I believe to be lack of enough sound-proofing between units. There have been several letters to the unit owner and residents of the unit as well as the Property Management head.
The noise has been everywhere from fighting, slamming doors, and screaming to the little girl pounding on our shared wall at 12:12am on a school night to jumping on nearly every step as she runs up and down to the police arriving when the divorced mother came when not legally permitted to. They clearly have no respect for us.
I have decided to try to end my year-long misery by sound-proofing the wall. However, I find it hard to spend the money when I believe the owner of the unit who is renting ought to front some if not all the money to do so. After all, her tenants are the ones who have made it very hard for me to enjoy my home. They've really caused a lot of emotional turmoil for me--having to hear their lives on a daily basis.
Recently I got three estimates for sound-proofing the wall. I asked the property manager at our annual HOA meeting if she had the power to order the unit owner to pay for at least a portion, and she said she couldn't.
Is this true?? If it is, then this means we are paying for what I believe we've already well paid for with our quality of life?
I have no way of making sure she pays for this unless I go to small claims court?