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Re: noise complaints about me

Posted by Amy on October 28, 1998 at 14:01:43:

In Reply to: Re: noise complaints about me posted by TenantNet on October 24, 1998 at 09:27:47:

: : Don't worry about it. Tell them of your rights as stated in the Tenants guide located in this site. Mention everything you just said and tell them you pay rent too.

: I would worry about it. That they and the LL have not specified what it is they allege you are doing goes in your favor, but if there is unnecessary noise occuring, then it matters little that both pay rent.

: : Note: The only time you need to defend yourself is in court in front of a Judge, and they have to prove (with police reports, etc.) that you are a nuisance in the building. The landlord and tenant is being a nuisance to you, just ignore them, but still be considerate and document any abuse to you.

: Not entirely true, a paper trail builds a good case. Policve reports are not necessary if there's other substantial evidence. It may be they are oversensitive or that the LL is giving you the run around, but I would write him back asking him to state exactly what noise if occurring and when it is occuring. If he proceeds with a notice to cure, he will have to provide specifics.

The same thing happened to me. I wrote a letter to my management company stating that the claims against me were false and to stop harrasing me. I sent the letter certified mail and had a lawyer friend of mine look it over. In your letter you should state that your apt. is carpeted and invite them to check for themselves. After that I would not worry, but to be safe document everything. If your building is rent stabilied/controlled, they need police reports to take any kind of legal action. In my case my building is not stabilized and I had to make sure not to piss anyone off too much if I wanted to get my lease re-newed. Good luck and don't worry.

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