-I am disabled with health condition that is being impacted by the bright light at night from these unshielded lights. I could provide a doctor's note.
-The unshielded parking lights ruin the view and ruin quiet enjoyment of the apartment. I am not sleeping well since the lights were turned on 4 days ago.
-I talked to the person who owns the building and had the lights installed. He said the lights were there in the past, had burned out for a year, and were recently replaced.
However, the last time the lights were operable, my apartment complex had not opened yet. Another high-end apartment complex will open soon even closer to the parking lot lights. Residential development in the area necessitates more shielding than in the past.
Can I ask my own building management to talk to them
You can ask anyone you want to talk to them. That isn't, however, a legal issue. You can take any steps you think will work to try to convince the neighbor to change their operation.
Legally, you have two options. First, you can talk to the city to determine whether the operation of the lights violates any zoning ordinances or if the city counsel would be willing to pass an ordinance to address the issue.
If the City is not regulating the light then your other legal avenue would be to determine whether the light constitutes such a nuisance that you could sue the property owner for abatement of the nuisance. I am not sure that your claim would be very strong, but if you can establish your case you can obtain relief from a court.
If neither of those actions is successful, your remaining option is to purchase thicker drapes.
Robert Salter is an attorney licensed in the state and federal courts of Colorado. This answer is for general information only and does not create an attorney client relationship between Robert Salter or Harkess & Salter LLC and any person. You should schedule a consultation with an attorney to discuss the specifics of your legal issues.
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