Our neighbors underneath us (rented apartments) have been very loud since they moved in. Loud music that drowns out our TV and phone conversations. We tried to give them the benefit of the doubt and ask them nicely to quiet, but we were met with slammed doors and rude comments. We tried complaining to the management and they did go there and ask them a few times to be quiet. Now our neighbors are complaining falsely about us. I think to retaliate. There is so much more we could complain about. She yells so loud at her toddler son all day long while her husband is at work, that we can hear her clearly. She no longer plays music, but she slams doors, drawers, sometimes it sounds like she is turning over furniture and abusing her son. This is only happening during the day when her husband is gone so I think all of our other neighbors are at work they don't hear it. I don't think her husband is aware of what is going on either. I have recorded in detail every instance that we have complained. I am wishing we called the police instead of dealing with management. They are now calling a meeting for us based on our neighbors complaints of floor noise. We work from home. What do we do?
A leasehold interest in real property entitles you to "quiet enjoyment" of the premises. This does not mean silent enjoyment, but your landlord is obliged to provide, to a reasonable degree, "quiet enjoyment." This is measured individually, in each circumstance. Slamming doors and drawers are probably regarded as normal. While one may break a lease, or sue for quiet enjoyment, these are poor options that will only cause you more trouble and result in your lease not being renewed. Your best option may be to purchase some thick carpeting or move, sad to say. If you honestly believe that a child is suffering abuse or neglect, then you should report that to the proper authorities.
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