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Landleech disturbing my quiet enjoyment of the premises

Posted by FRSOul on December 19, 1997 at 01:22:20:

My unscrupulous landleech makes quite a racket on a daily basis in the apartment above mine. The local cops in Cambridge MA have refused
to return to my apartment after numerous calls. (How's that for protecting
and serving?) A local city ordinance also states that the noise level
has to be kept within a certain decibel range as measured by
Inspectional Services dB meter. It's a pity I can't get those inspectors
to my house between midnight and 6 a.m - the time that the foot-stomping,
stereo-blasting and furniture moving is in progress. I believe this "noise
torture" is repayment for my leadership role in a tenant association. My
neighbor and I both overturned eviction orders and negotiated a 5 year contract with fairer, lower rents after we lost rent-control statewide in MA.
I've tried all the tactics, involving the local militia, recording the racket
but I can't find a dadburned soul to come out with a dB meter nor can I
find the city agency that will enforce this order. I was trying to ignore
the bumps in the night and tone down my hellish landleech relations after
the police called this dispute a civil matter. Should I haul the leeches into civil court for the umpteenth time on the claim that they're disturbing my
"quiet enjoyment"? I'll play the magnum opus of "demonic floorboards
and stairwells" for the magistrate. If all else fails, I'll call in an exorcist.

(For more profuse, profound tenant horror stories, tempered with true
tales of victories, please e-mail me. I have dozens and dozens from
our local group The Eviction Free Zone and the Campaign to Save 2000
Cambridge Homes. Please write me and I'll oblige. Thanks.)

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