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Re: noise law?

Posted by a. b. h. on August 06, 2001 at 21:00:09:

In Reply to: noise law? posted by a. b. h. on August 06, 2001 at 17:56:30:

: Dear Netters,
: There is a fake water fountain in the courtyard
: of my apartment building. The water pump is
: located under my apartment. When it operates, it
: rocks the wall and makes noise in my apartment.
: I would wake up several times during the night
: and the weekend was like torture. I've got
: headache because of it. The plain, repetitive
: noise of the water pump is worse than somebody
: playing loud music next door (for music it at
: least has some rhythm). In the last 4 months
: since I moved in, I've talked to the management,
: sent them certified letters and all, but nothing
: happened. I even offered them to move out
: (it's a one year lease). This month I stopped
: paying rent.
: Also, when I was showed this apartment, even
: after I specifically asked if the laundry room
: was under my apartment (because of the noise),
: I was not told of the water pump. But it's much
: much worse in terms of noise level.

Sorry I have to reply to my own posting because
there might be some misunderstang. I didn't hear
the noise during the showing (they probably
shut down the water pump). I asked the laundry
question out of concern of noise (I had one bad
experience of that). Should I know there be a
water pump under my apartment, I would never never
rent that apartment. I even offered my landlord
to move out. Believe me, I hate moving.

: I wonder if there is law regarding this.
: According to the lease I signed, if a tenant
: makes noise bothering the neighbors, he/she
: should move out, but it says nothing about
: landlord making noise (this whole thing sounds
: stupid, I know). I am thinking to find a lawyer.
: Before doing that, I'd like to hear your opinion.
: Thanks in advance for your help! I really
: need it.
: For that matter, I live in Los Angeles.
: a. b. h.

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