[bct] Noisy neighbors
- From: The Scarlet Wombat <coconut@xxxxxxx>
- To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 08:54:29 -0500
Hope, your situation may not be hopeless. What? Me, make a pun?
Anyway, where was I before I so rudely interrupted myself. Oh yes, the
noisy neighbors above your head.
Since you have tried to resolve the issue with them, there are other
directions you may go. First, scan in your lease if you have a scanner and
read every word. There may be a noise policy in your apartment complex or
a good neighbor policy that is being violated. Next, contact the
management and alert them to the continueing problem and, if they seem
unresponsive, provide documentation of your medical condition and need for
sleep during the reasonable night hours.
If this gets you nowhere, contact the attorney general of your state and
seek to learn if there are laws or court decisions regarding tennant rights
and noise of other tennants. Several states have laws and court decisions
that, basically, tell landlords they are responsible for keeping tennants
quiet and orderly.
There is a legal principle in play in all states called "quiet
enjoyment." This dates from the old English common law. When you have
what is called a leasehold estate, your rental contract, basically, you
have the right to quiet enjoyment. Some states take this more seriously
than others. I do not know where you are located, so have no clue about
I would suggest recording the child screaming, but in many states,
recording another person without their knowledge is illegal, and I'd not
want you to run afoul of the law.
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