I rent an apartment and I am dealing with noise coming from the apartment next door. I have spoken to the LL twice already indicating that the noise is disrupting my sleep. I'm losing sleep each night and I go to work tired and find myself falling asleep at my desk. The LL has emailed the tenant reminding her to keep the noise down. She seems to stay quiet for about a week and then it starts all over again. The noise is usually anywhere from 12pm to 3 am. The neighboring tenant and I share a wall where my bedroom area is. I can hear her through the walls as if she was inside my apartment. I have recorded her and played the audio to the LL. I have also documented the date/times and the incidence that occurred and gave a long list to the LL. At this point I am fed up and asked to move out early. LL said there is an early move out fee. What can I do? Thank you.
Each town has noise ordinance. The times you described could warrant a call to make a noise complaint with the police department. This might make a difference and might push your neighbor to keep the music down or push your landlord to take the matter more seriously.
If the noise is that bad I would consult an attorney to write a letter stating that the noise is an ongoing breach of the covenant of quiet enjoyment and that you will be leaving and that any action to try and claim that you breached will be met with fierce resistance. A lawyer with knowledge in this area will know what to say and will also get your security back nicely or with a lawsuit.
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Sorry to hear about your situation. Have you asked the LL if you can be transitioned to a different apartment? If not, and the noise continues, you do have the right to quiet enjoyment which should be a provision within your Lease.
I agree with the previous answers and I recommend you give the landlord written notice of the breach according to your lease or rental agreement. If the noise continues past the cure period in your lease then the landlord is in breach of the lease and you need a lawyer to help you get out of the lease.
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If you live in Fairfield, as stated at the heading of your question, then you should call the police. Follow this link for more information:
As stated in the other answers, you may be able to terminate the lease, under the circumstances, for breach of the covenant of quiet enjoyment. You should contact an experienced housing attorney for more information as there are technical and legal steps that must be performed to exercise this right.
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