So I’ve just moved in to my apartment and didn’t realize there is no insulation at all. I live on the basement floor which is the only apartment in the basement floor, we have a suspended ceiling and it seems that it’s literally only the drop in tiles and the upstairs neighbors wood floor that is separating the the apartment (mine and hers). I can hear every step, word, drop, flush, and opening of cabinets. Is there anything I can do to try and make this place less sound proof ? With the help of the Landlord?
Except in a few circumstances, like emergencies, a landlord cannot allow interference with your enjoyment or possession of the premises, be it through allowing excessive noise or conditions that allow for excessive noise. If the landlord does not maintain habitability or maintains conditions that violate your quiet enjoyment of the premises, there may be a basis for you to vacate the premises and/or break the lease and stop paying rent until the condition (lack of insulation causing a great deal of noise) is repaired. For more information though, you should consider speaking with an attorney.
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