Hi my name is Adam and I live in New York. A couple of months ago I was accused by my neighbor of leaving my infant daughter home several times one day for approx. 20 minutes at a time. My wife was home all day on the day I was accused. The police showed up and talked to me and looked around. Then the same neighbor was violating the lease and doing their laundry after posted hours and this was disturbing my daughter's sleep so me and my wife politely asked them not to do this. On a third occasion my there were people coming into our building which is secure and if you are a guest you need to be buzzed in and my wife closed the door and made these people get buzzed in only to find out they were guests of the same neighbor. When we reported this to the rental office they said that we did nothing wrong and guest should have to be buzzed in. Since all of this transpired our neighbors have been slamming the entry doors in our faces when we leave and it is childish and creating a very hostile living situation for me and my family where we feel very theatened. And also the false accusations that were made against me were very embarassing for me. I was just wondering if legally there is anything that we can do about this?
Yes, legally, you can request to move within the apartment building. The property owner may say no.
You can legally request the property owner to enforce the lease. (after hours laundry)
When your lease expires, you can legally move to another building. It doesnt appear that the actions of your neighbor are criminal.
No lawyer or court can make people treat each other with respect. You can hope they grow up or move.
This does not constitute legal advice, and no attorney client priveldge has been established.
Dear I was just wondering if legally there is anything that we can do about this?
Not all meddlesome neighbor issues are subject to a legal solution. You and your neighbor do not get along and a judge is not likely to help out. You might inquire if there is a mediation service in Rochester where you and your neighbor may seek guidance from a neutral counselor who might assist you in coming to an understanding.
If the calls to the police were malicious (that is more hostile than noxious interference from a busybody) and intended to cause you and your family harm and embarrassment, you might seek an opinion from a local attorney if your neighbor may be dealt with as a common law nuisance. That might entail discovering how your neighbor’s conduct interfered with your peaceful enjoyment of your home. Your lawyer might seek to employ a cease and desist approach to head off escalation of your neighbor’s unwanted behavior.
The neighbor's petty retaliation against you could be ignored and may wither away on its own.
The answer provided to you is in the nature of general information. The general proposition being that you should try to avoid a bad outcome if you can.
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