San Jose, CA asked in Construction Law, Personal Injury and Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania

Q: Developer started new construction next to the existing building.

Dear Sir/Madam:

I live in the Philadelphia PA area in a multi-building development where we rented an apartment about 14 months ago. The developer recently completed another building adjacent to mine. The construction lasted six months with the attending noise every single day. We were not informed of the construction plans before renting the apartment, otherwise, we would have chosen a building much further from the construction site. As if it were not enough the developer is now building a connector road to another new development. The road starts very close to our building. Again, the noise is a serious problem. Do I have a case? Thank you very much.


1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Not sure you have one that's worth the cost of bringing.You may be able to break the lease but suggest you contact an attorney who works on tenants rights issues. Contact Community Legal Services, ask for their housing unit, ask if any of their attorneys have gone into private practice and contact that person.

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