North Hollywood, CA asked in Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for California

Q: We bought a condo but the downstairs neighbors blast their bass. The seller never disclosed this. What can we do?

We just bought a condo and prior to placing an offer, we asked the seller's agent who were the neighbors downstairs and if it was quiet. He said yes it's quiet and didn't know who was downstairs. Turns out the neighbors are musicians and have a studio set up where they record musicians and blast their bass at night and weekends.

In the seller disclosure document she did not state anything regarding this even though the neighbors insisted that the seller knew they were loud.

We cannot live with bass pounding as it triggers anxiety from past experiences.

What can we legally do about this situation?


1 Lawyer Answer
John T. Kontrabecki
John T. Kontrabecki
  • Real Estate Law Lawyer
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: File a complaint with you Home Owners Association and demand that the Association stop it. Make it the Association’s problem to solve.

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