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Re: Noise

Posted by TenantNet on November 21, 1997 at 01:09:53:

In Reply to: Re: Noise posted by Bryan McCreary on November 20, 1997 at 17:56:29:

: I'm in a situation similar to the one in the original post. Is there
a law requiring tenants to have carpeting over 80-90% of their floors,
or is it just written in on the leases?

It's usually in the lease, although it's not always enforced. It could be
argued that such provisions are also to protect the floor. If it's a
stabilized unit and if the owner provided carpets on or after the base
date(either 1968 or 1974), then he is required to continue providing it.
As for noise, it's just one of several solutions. There's no law that
says a tenant must use carpet to abate noise. The issue is noise and if it
is excessive. Some people are overly sensitive and others are overly
noisy. If the latter, it's the tenant's obligation to temper the noise,
and carpet is one way. They could just try to be quieter.

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