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post #1 of 17
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As most of you know I have had problems with the neighbours across the hall from me, spraying Lysol in the hallways and nearly killing me in the process because it affects my asthma very badly.

I had contacted the agency and they spoke to them. I also wrote them a letter and included an alternate air freshner that they can use if they feel the need to spray something to cover up their poopy diaper issue.

They wrote me back saying that they aren't spraying anything in their apartment or hallways, and they don't even smoke. However, since the agency spoke to them (again) and me having given them a letter, there has been no Lysol sprayin going on.

A couple weeks ago I caught her red handed with a cigarette lighter in her hand. She was flicking it on and off actually, while standing in the hallway waiting for her boyfriend. Now I don't know a single person who is a non smoker that carries around a cigarette lighter.

Today I went to Safeway and the first thing I smelled in the hallway was "poopy diaper" odour, and it was strong near their apartment door.

I just got home and I must have been quiet coming down the hallway because as I approached my door their's opened and she comes out into the hallway with a can of Lysol. She looked very shocked and rushed back into her apartment.

Nothing like being caught in a lie So help me if she sprays it in the hallway I'm going to have Chynna or Abby pee in a cup and go over there when they aren't home and syphone it under their door!!
post #2 of 17
Maybe you should ask the landlord to send a maid service over to teach these people how to clean and take the trash out, rather than just try to cover up the smell.
post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by CarolPetunia View Post
Maybe you should ask the landlord to send a maid service over to teach these people how to clean and take the trash out, rather than just try to cover up the smell.
They seem to like to wallow in their own poop.

Given the choice I'd rather smell poopy diapers than Lysol. Ideally I don't want to smell either though.

I sincerely hope that they haven't renewed their lease. The next time I see the caretaker I'm going to ask.

I don't know why they can't rent that apartment to a good person. The people before her were huge partiers and I think drug dealers and users. Now this one while she's quiet for the most part, her cleanliness leaves a great deal to be desired.
post #4 of 17
Can you not take pictures of the mess their leaving outside?. That's terrible
post #5 of 17
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Can you not take pictures of the mess their leaving outside?. That's terrible
They aren't leaving a mess outside in the hallways now. At the beginning of January they were leaving bags of poopy diapers in the hallway instead of taking them outside to the trash bin. I guess they figured that it was better to smell up the hallway than it was to smell up their apartment.

I complained to the agency about the diapers and they put a stop to that. However, the tenants solution to the smell was not to take the trash out, but to spray cans of Lysol in their apartment and the public hallway to cover up the smell.

The smell and "uncleanliness" is inside their apartment, but the smell seeps into the hallway.

I really hope that they move.
post #6 of 17
go up to them and in a nice tone say "Hey how are you doing? could you please stop being dirty and maybe you wouldn't have to use lysol and make me almost die thanks "
post #7 of 17
Isn't that much lysol bad for the baby in the poopy diapers?
I do like the pee in the cup thing, though. Maybe you can move the litter box to the hall.
post #8 of 17
I don't know how they can live with smells like that? The lazy so and so's. Even if the kids don't eat all their wet food in the morning i always empty their bowls before i go to work because it would smell when i got home from work in the evening
post #9 of 17
Lysol triggers my asthma faster and harder than anything else on the planet. That stuff is evil. Good thing you caught the offender... that is very inconsiderate!
post #10 of 17
Some people...

post #11 of 17
Are they spraying Lysol, like the cleaner, or like the Lysol air freshener?

Weird. It seems like the sort of thing you might be able to sue them over. Not for money, but so they have a court order to not spray Lysol. It sounds a little odd, but really, your health is being so drastically affected (and I understand that, my asthma is triggered by lots of cleaners too) that it might be necessary. Shouldn't be, because they should have stopped doing it the first time you complained.
post #12 of 17
They probably think you are just a whindgy neighbour, why dont you go over there to have a chat with them maybe bring them cookies or something... they might think you are poisoning them, but i think if you have a hearty conversation with them and let them know your health issues they will change.
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by fwan View Post
They probably think you are just a whindgy neighbour, why dont you go over there to have a chat with them maybe bring them cookies or something... they might think you are poisoning them, but i think if you have a hearty conversation with them and let them know your health issues they will change.
You really overestimate the maturity of people. I doubt they would change, they would just eat the cookies and just keep things the way they are. I wonder if, like someone else mentioned, there aren't other health risks involved to the kid. If so you could get child protective services involved and they will make her clean up or take the kid away. Either way it will solve the problem.
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom View Post
Are they spraying Lysol, like the cleaner, or like the Lysol air freshener?
The Lysol disinfecting stuff that smells like Raid or some other bug spray.

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Originally Posted by fwan View Post
i think if you have a hearty conversation with them and let them know your health issues they will change.
They already know I have asthma and that the spray is like poison to me and causes me to not be able to breathe. The caretaker has told them and I told them twice in 2 letters under their door.

They're just inconsiderate jerks.
post #15 of 17
what I was trying to say that sometimes face to face is better than just letters.
post #16 of 17
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what I was trying to say that sometimes face to face is better than just letters.
They aren't the type to care. The caretaker has told me that she has repeatedly caught them and their visitors smoking in the stairwell and dropping the butts on the floor. It's bad enough to be smoking in the stairwell, but it's downright dangerous to be dropping the lit butts on the floor.

If they don't listen to the caretaker about not doing something, then they sure aren't going to listen to me. They have been told face to face (by the caretaker) about not spraying that stuff in the hallways because of the severe allergic reactions that it can cause.
post #17 of 17
I'd bring it up with the owners of the property and not the manager (unless they are the same). Maybe a threat of suing will help. Bring it up with the local health board, they might be able to help.
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