I also just moved into an apartment. I didn't notice anything the first few days and then...oh migosh...There is a pervasive, odor that could gag a maggot that surrounds the two buildings surrounding my apartment. It is strongest at the front doors of three tenants adjacent to my apartment and is intermittent. It is worse every night and morning and then dissipates for two to three hours during the afternoon each day.
It's a mixture of acrid smells but on some evenings/nights; it smells like a 900 lb. cat is pissing everywhere. At night I am having an increasingly hard time sleeping and I am having asthma attacks for the first time in ten years as well as a chronically racing heartbeat.
Of course, I did the good citizen thing and went to my landlord. She explored the problem with the neighbors who all claim they don't notice anything all the while I can't eat breakfast in my own apartment becuase the smell of these fumes of unknown origin make me sick to my stomach.
I have to hold my breath when I walk down the walkway between these apartments because the odor literally masks me put up my hand to "defend myself" from the smell. While my apartment manager says that she has smelled it (with me) she says there is nothing she can do. I have a 12 month lease. What do I do?
If anyone has legal or other advise to help me, please reply to this post. I am at my wits end and my health is failing fast.