Q: Legal recourse for persistent upstairs neighbor noise? Property manager and police involvement unsuccessful. Next steps?
For over two months, my neighbors have been consistently engaging in disruptive activities, including random stomping and running, resulting in significant noise disturbances throughout the day. Despite my numerous attempts to address the problem, such as contacting the property manager through various channels (email, phone, and in-person communication), the issue remains unresolved. I have provided evidence of the noise disturbances to the property manager, who has acknowledged the problem but has failed to take any effective action to mitigate it. Moreover, I have escalated the matter by involving the police on two occasions, but the noise disruptions persist unabated.
A: Depending on the terms of your lease agreement and additional circumstances, you may have a claim for breach of the covenant of quiet enjoyment. I generally recommend seeing an attorney about issuing a formal demand for resolve then reviewing if it makes sense proceed with a termination or litigation.
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