Cartersville, GA asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Personal Injury and Real Estate Law for Georgia

Q: What rights do i have renting a room in a private residence?

We had entered an agreement that i would be working from home and now its been 2 months of heavy loud construction here and my quality of life has significantly diminished. Also ive recently found out i likely have a disability being unable to process high volumes of sensory input and before the construction, this clock that rings EVERY 15 MINUTES has been draining me physically and emotionally for months now. I have asked for a reasonable accomodation to just turn the clock off and am wondering what kind of compensation i should ask for all the construction. As a renter in a private home (even though roommate owns 13 rental properties XD) what kind of rights do i have and can i secure a safe quiet environment here or what should i do? He turned the clock off during the night for the purpose of sleeping however its had the opposite effect as i value quiet time so much i just stay up all night now when i can get some sustained focus in. Really would love to resolve this. Thanks.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: I'm sorry for your ordeal. A Georgia attorney would be in the best position to advise, but your post remains open for two weeks. The things that you describe, in terms of construction noise or clocks, are really more in the territory of a landlord-tenant attorney than a personal injury attorney. You could repost your question in the Landlord-Tenant section or contact Georgia L-T attorneys in your area. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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