Our neighbor has been harassing my sisters and I since we've moved in to our apartment about 2yrs ago and on Thanksgiving this year he threatened my sister with physical harm and called us lesbians and used other derogatory language because he claims we make too much noise. We are hardly home, gone 9 hrs or of the day at work, asleep for at least 10 more and out of the apartment the other times or quietly enjoying our home time. He called the police about the noise on 11/23/17 and the police came, found he was lying, told my sister we should file harassment charges and if we feel unsafe, a restraining order. The lease states that if you are breaking the law your lease can be terminated but that is all. Is it likely that we could break our lease, with the proper paperwork from the police, without having to pay the rest of the lease term because our neighbor is acting like this toward us?
You could break your lease but may face a legal battle with your landlord. You should strongly consider the advice of the police and seek a restraining order for any threats to stop this other tenant's bad behavior. You should also inform your landlord and specifically state that the other tenant is interfering with the quiet enjoyment of your tenancy. Good luck.
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