Apartment living can be frustrating at times. Especially if you have inconsiderate, or downright rotten neighbors. But as a tenant, you need not tolerate rotten neighbors who seemingly set out to make your life miserable. After all, implied in the terms of your lease is the right to the quiet enjoyment of the premises. Here is what you can do about those rotten neighbors.
If you have rotten neighbors – neighbors, for instance, who insist on blasting country music through your paper thin walls – don’t waste your time and energy slamming your fists against the walls. If a polite request won’t get those rotten neighbors to keep things down – or you don’t think it will – make a phone call to your landlord and explain the situation. If you live in a management company-run apartment complex, all the better (they’re typically good about these things). Document your call on paper, including the time and date of your call, who in the office you spoke to, and the sum and substance of what was said. Also document any disturbances from your rotten neighbors before and after that.
Follow-up in writing, with a letter to your landlord. Begin with “As per our telephone discussion of yesterday…” This way you will be memorializing your conversation with the landlord and setting forth what he or she promised would be done. This may come in handy at a later date, if your rotten neighbors refuse to cease and desist.
If your rotten neighbors’ activity violates the law (including those concerning noise pollution and disturbing the peace), contact your local police department. When the police make a visit, request a copy of the written report, and save it for your files.
Of course, rotten neighbors seldom become less rotten overnight, and you may very well need to follow up with your landlord. Do so in writing, as well as over the phone. If you need to stay at a hotel, be sure to save receipts. In fact, save receipts for everything, even if you only spend a dollar or two on ear plugs.
If things reach a point where you feel you can no longer live at those premises, it may be time to get out of your lease. Contact a local landlord-tenant attorney. The conduct on the part of your rotten neighbors, and your landlord’s failure to rectify the situation, may very well constitute constructive eviction. In which case, you will be able to break your lease, and your landlord may even be liable to you for damages, including the expense of your move.
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