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How to Politely Write a Letter to Upstairs Neighbor about Stomping

As we mentioned here, one way to deal with a stomping neighbor is to write them a letter. You should write a letter if you don’t have the guts to face them or they are never around and don’t want to involve the building management, police, or any other person.

A letter also makes sense when you feel the neighbor isn’t aware of the amount of noise they make when walking around.

How to write a complaint letter to a noisy neighbor

When writing the letter, the aim is to be taken seriously so that the neighbor can remedy the situation.

This calls for you to include as much valuable information as possible. Some things you should include in the letter include:

  • Your name
  • Your contact information (phone number or email address)
  • The date you are writing the letter
  • The recipient’s name
  • The reason you are writing the letter
  • Solution suggestions
  • Your signature

Do you need help writing the letter? Here is a sample you can use:

“[House address]

Dear [insert neighbor’s name],

Please allow me to introduce myself. I’m your neighbor [insert your name], and I live in the apartment directly below yours.

I’m writing to inform you of my frustration regarding the stomping noise coming from your apartment whenever you are in.

I certainly realize that you may be unaware of this, but whenever you are walking, you create stomping noises that interfere with my sleep.

I wanted to bring this to your attention to find possible remedies or solutions that will ensure that we live in harmony as good neighbors.

Have you placed rugs on the floor? I would suggest you install them to reduce the noise.

I would also love to discuss this further with you to find an amicable solution that will ensure that everyone is comfortable in their apartment.

I am sure you will understand my problem and comply with my request.

I am sorry if you feel offended by this note, but let me assure you that no offense is intended. This is just a friendly request.

Thank you for your time and attention to this matter

[Insert your name]”


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