Saint Petersburg, FL asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida

Q: Drunken neighbors punching my door at night. Help appreciated.

Thank you for reading my question. The downstairs neighbors regularly come to my condo door drunk. They think it's okay to punch and kick the door at times when I am in the shower at night. A few months ago, they called in a false problem and maintenance burst through my door to find there was no problem. I feel upset and harassed. I am a quiet person who works a lot. I believe they do this because they think they can get away with it. They are loud vicious people who fight, bang and break things in their unit. This is the kind of people they are. I appreciate any advice.

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Jennifer Hanson Copus
Jennifer Hanson Copus
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Fort Walton Beach, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You certainly have a right to the peaceful enjoyment of your leased property. You should inform your landlord of the situation and request assistance to resolve the issue. You should also inform law enforcement in any instance where your neighbors are being loud, aggressive or destructive.

Bruce Alexander Minnick agrees with this answer

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