What to do if other tenants are loud and disruptive past 10 pm which is the time the noise ordinance in my city goes into effect?

Get Legal Help Today

secured lock Secured with SHA-256 Encryption

What to do if other tenants are loud and disruptive past 10 pm which is the time the noise ordinance in my city goes into effect?

Management has been informed on numerous occasions by letter and verbally and haven’t taken any steps to correct this. I want to terminate my lease and move out.

Asked on December 2, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Minnesota

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Every residential lease contains what is known as an "implied warranty of quiet enjoyment". In a case such as yours, you could claim a breach of that covenant and terminate your lease (or withhold rent until the breach has been rectified).

That having been said, there are various legal procedures that must be followed in pursuing these 2 remedies. Not going about things in a lawful manner could lead to a whole other set of problems for you. At this point, it's probably time to consult with a lawyer who specializes in landlord-tenant cases. You may also want to contact a tenant's rights advocacy group formore information.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.

Get Legal Help Today

Find the right lawyer for your legal issue.

secured lock Secured with SHA-256 Encryption