Posted by J.F. on October 11, 2001 at 16:37:51:
In Reply to: Construction Noise Problem posted by CLiu on October 08, 2001 at 14:28:02:
I live in a building that had leaky stucco and the walls were torn down to rebuild the outside of the building. Very noisy, but it was only weekdays, regular hours. The owner provided a quiet room in an adjacent building where one could get away to read in peace. When the work was almost done they gave compensation as a cash payment of about 12% of the rent back for the period of the work. They also let people extent their leases by the same amount of time.
A few tenants felt this was not enough and took the owner to rental court, but in each case they lost as it was felt the owner had done enough.
In your case the owner has done nothing so if you file a claim you should win right away, slam dunk. The government rentalsman court is one step below small claims court and is very easy, no need for any legal help.
(The building permits are different legislation, so a building inspector could not do anything to help even if he wanted to.)
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