Q: Hi, I want to keep renting my apt and pay rent, but don’t want to sign a one-year lease due to noise above. Possible?
My lease agreement says under “no condition does my expired year lease become a month-to-month lease,” which is what I want, due to unreasonable noise from the apartment upstairs, which I have reported to the landlord.
The landlord has written to the tenant above me to quit making noise, and I have just now furnished the landlord with four additional documented dates and times the noise has become unbearable.
Presumably, the next step is for the landlord to send a cease and desist letter, and if that doesn’t work, an eviction notice.
But in the meantime, I have to just “wait and see” with no guarantee the noise will stop, or, if an eviction notice is served, the upstairs tenant will vacate.
I have no desire to leave my apartment and expect to continue renting it indefinitely and pay rent as usual.
But I need to protect myself in case the noise doesn’t stop and/or the upstairs tenant fails to vacate if evicted.
What are my options?
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