This is a multi-unit residential building where the owner is engaged in primary renovation Some units are occupied with seniors and children while the primary renovation is occurring to other units. LAMC section 112.05 cites "maximum noise levels of powered equipment or powered hand tools." Ordinance 176544, and city government related documents claim the hours of renovation are 8:00 am - 5:00 pm M-F. LAHCID website claims "The landlord is permitted to do construction work from Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm." However, I am not able to get any city government employee to enforce ordinance 176544 and the property owner continues to do repairs to the property outside the 8:00 am - 5pm M-F hours, citing LAMC 41.40 as his authority. Who can I turn to for help?LAHCID is not enforcing ordinance 176544 which was passed in 2005. However, LAMC 41.40 is based on an ordinance passed in 1984. I wonder if not for the tenants, then for whose benefit was the ordinance passed? Under city ordinance 176, 544, hours of primary renovation re rent control building are 8 am to 5 pm Monday thru Friday; this is verified on the city government website dated 7/1/2005 http://www.caltenantlaw.com/TenHabPlanInfo.pdf; Notice of Primary Renovation Work from from city website states page 3 “Construction work may be done Monday thru Friday 8 am to 5 pm”- http://hcidapp.lacity.org/lahdinternet/Portals/0/Rent/PrimaryRenov/NoticePrimaryRenovWk.pdf – city website updated 7/22/2015 and showing the Primary Renovation Program Facts http://hcidapp.lacity.org/lahdinternet/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=s6fKfH0OaPc%3d&tabid=264&language=en-US - “The landlord is permitted to do construction work from Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm.” How do tenants get fair housing in Los Angeles?
Check with the city about allowable hours for construction activities. The municipal code will set forth the allowable hours and will govern over something on a website. Pursuant to the section you cite, it appears that construction is generally allowed M-F, 7 am to 9 pm, and Sat, 8 am to 6 pm. subject to multiple limitations, such as for noisy equipment. To determine if any limitations apply to your situation or what you can do, you need to consult with a local attorney.
You can turn to the housing department or contact an attorney to seek redress on your behalf.
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