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Noisy Neighbor? Consider Moving.

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | January 28, 2018

No. 1,407

Here’s an AVVO Answer Question I answered today.  The noisy neighbor problem is a common one in apartment buildings and is especially vexatious when the Landlord will do nothing about it. In some communities, the Landlord has an incentive to evict a noisy tenant because the municipality will charge the owner ( landlord) for the cost of police calls after two.  We call it “three strikes you’re out” and it probably works, with the exception of domestic battles.

Landlords probably should threaten eviction anyway, assuming the lease is explicit in stating that disturbing the neighbors is a violation.  Your bad tenants will drive out the good ones.  And they will appreciate you going to bat for them.

Always bear in mind that there is a potential for violence in situations like this.  Keep your cool and your distance.

If any lawyers post comments with any better ideas, I’ll pick them up in a later post.



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CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 40 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.


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