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Old 08-26-2017, 11:02 AM
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Please give good info legal or just common sense responSes.
New owner likes the location , buys as an LLC. to rent out or flip. Puts in lots of money, but works with A one man crew or husband wife crew. It has been 2 months of banging and re building in a center unit of TRI-PLEX WOOD FRAME BUILDING.
NOW THE REAL QUESTIONS.
If anyone has experienced a concrete chipping hammer, party wall hammering, no set schedule of work, many times 8-8 daily.
permits or not, what would you do if it went on for 2 months?
Originally I was told that they would give a lead time to "heavy work or demo and reconstruction....that did not happen.
We do not have a "condo comando" board, but where do you draw lines and what recourse is there.?
Lack of respect for the people living here is my Beef, these are $350,000.00 Town homes with intra coastal access. the end units have 45 foot bulk head, he has 20 being in the middle.
what would you do to take back the control? both end people are Pissed, I happen to live here more than the other end unit, and most of the work is being done on my Party wall.
Please advise as seriously as possible.
forgot to add, weekends and including Sunday at times!
Came home to a broken picture, files, and other property on the floor . The closet wall they were banging on was and is back to back with my " computer and file" closet office.
Old 08-26-2017, 11:14 AM
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First and foremost, I would see if they had a permit...if not, get the work stopped immediately. Second, see if they have the proper insurance. Having neither of those is something that could cause serious financial or structural harm to your property since you share the same roof and a common wall.

If they have the correct permits and insurance, then go over there and ask them when the work will be completed and if they could abide by an agreeable time schedule (9 am -5 pm). Chances are if the work is going on after 5 pm, they are NOT using licensed and insured contractors...contractors that work for me always ask how early they can start, but never had a ask if they could stay past 5. Most want to start by 7:30 or 8 and be done by 4.
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There is a legal term I learned a decade ago in pre-licensing, but I can't remember precisely. It involves 'reasonable enjoyment' of property. I would think they would be violating those terms.
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Your best bet is serve notice to the construction foreman that you will be filing a complaint with the local building department should reasonable requests not be met. Do not do this verbally. Do it via certified letter and make sure the property owner is cc'ed.

If the contractor is licensed, it will be in his interest to protect his license. If he is not, It will be in the property owner's interest to resolve the issue quietly (no pun intended)


Then, and this is the important part, follow through. Empty threats solve nothing.
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If they have the proper permits there's not much you can do. In my state legal working hours are 7-7. You need a Construction Supervisors License to pull a permit in a multi family dwelling here. Your condo association should have some sort of noise laws though.
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no condo association...I am on the east..the pretty side!
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The common wall probably is a fire wall separating the units. ANy work done involving it needs to maintain the integrity of that.
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Andy, I think I heard the chipping hammer at my house

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