I've lived in my end unit townhouse for 5 years and I really love it. Some HTF members have been there to visit and can speak on it. I have recently recarpeted the entire house and bought a nice $1000 fridge when the 10 year old original ied. My wife and I intend to live in this townhouse for at least another 5 years. Last month the neighbors from hell moved in. The second night they were there, somebody was doing some home improvement task, banging away until about 11:30PM. I went over and asked them to stop, and the neighbor complied and apologized. Ever since then, every night they bang. It's like their kids are running around the house like crazy every night. The banging usually starts at about 10:30PM and goes until 12:30 or later. Earlier this week we called the police to ask them what can be done. The police can't do anything except come over and talk. If they were playing a stereo or something they could make them stop, but since it's just banging through the walls there's nothing they can do. I have twice gone over there to ask them to be quiet, and the last time, the lady who lives there got extremely belligerent with me. She basically told me that if I don't like it, buy a single family house, and her kids would bang away as much as they want. She even threatened to call the police on me and sue me. (for what, harrassment? Coming over 3 times to ask her to be quiet is harrassment?) She even came over later to yell at my wife. I just called the HOA and am going to register a complaint, so the HOA will go over and tell them that I'm complaining. My wife and I have seen our quality of life diminish greatly because of these inconsiderate people. Actaully there's an HOA rule that forbids causing a nuisance that impairs the halth or well-being of a neighbor. I'm fairly sure that the only thing I can do is move to a house, which I am beginning to plan to do. Last night, for the first time, I pulled out my SPL meter and pointed my video camera at it and started recording. The video tape that results will be time and date coded and it indicates that they are causing bangs up to 60 dB on a regular basis at 11PM-12AM. 60dB is what normal talking registers at across a room. I live near an airport, a plane went overhead and only registered 52dB. I will continue to gather this evidence for the next few weeks. I already plan on talking to some lawyer friends. Any other suggestions?