Posted by tttt on March 17, 1997 at 22:53:11:
In Reply to: Re: Noise dispute posted by TenantNet on February 12, 1997 at 21:09:49:
: : I am looking for some advice. My wife is an opera singer and practices in our apartment. I was recently
: : served a ten day notice to cure the noise coming from my apartment. Over the last three months I have
: : solved the problem by creating a virtual sound proof apartment. I have met my adjacent neighbors and
: : they feel the problem is solved. The landlord is still proceeding, although I have not been served
: : any additional papers, with the intent of getting a stipulation from a judge saying that if they
: : have additional complaints from tenants I can be evicted. The apartment is rent stabilized and moving is
: : not an option. Has anyone been through a similar experience?
: I do know someone who had an opera singing wife who dealt with complaints
: by installing sound-proofing. It seems as if at least you recognize that the
: singing can be bothersome to some. Try to limit the time of the day that she practices
: and also the duration. Show that you are working to solve the problem, not
: fighting it. Even though you got a Notice to Cure, if you have not
: received any additional papers, then it's not in Court yet. Even though
: you do not have to do anything yet, I would send a certified letter to the
: owner stating what you have done and outlining that your neighbors feel satisfied.
: Do not agree to a stipulation that grants the owner a "judgment". That gives
: them a green light for eviction. If you do get that far along, seek legal
: help. ALso, read our Court material on the web pages.
you'd think the landlord didn't know that you and your wife are
the only people in the world who have any rights.
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