I have extremely loud neighbors, who are disruptive to me and other neighbors, and who have done the following:
- Regularly drive their car slowly by my house while their music is blasting--and these are the type of people who buy a sound system for their car before getting a babyseat for their newborn.
- They, and their kids, will literally scream at the top of their lungs; or pretend to cry (knowing that when they pretend to cry, I am not going to ask them to keep quiet).
- Their parents (or guardians, or whoever is with them) will shout half-heartedly a few times, then, without anything changing, the so-called guardians will just go back inside their house.
- Their kids have banged on my windows, with the excuse that they "want to see the dog".
- Their kids have also destroyed property on my neighbors lawn: including their flowers and some pottery.
- Their kids have gone into private property (my garage and my neighbors backyard--which sits behind a gate).
I have attempted to "reason" with them, several times, to no avail. Their general excuses are:
- The curfew on sound starts at 10pm, so as long as it is before 10pm, they are free to be as loud as they want to be.
- Their kids are "just kids" and not only can they "play outside" but they need to do so directly outside my house because that is a "public street" (mind you, I live in a small German village, where the "public street" is extremely narrow and is not even a through street).
This has bothered me for the following reasons:
- Disrupted my work.
- Disrupted my baby daughter's sleep.
What can I do about this?
Whenever I tell them that I am not against their kids playing outside, I would just prefer they did not do it directly outside my house when my daughter is trying to sleep, I am either ignored or told that "they will talk to their kids" (which results in nothing).
There is literally a beautiful, public, free to access park (Sportplatz) right down the street, where I walk my dog daily: it has soccer fields, basketball courts, and several hiking and biking paths, but when I raise this as a suggestion, they say that their kids can play on the "public street", meaning directly outside my house, where they scream, shout, pretend to cry, and "play outside".