courts will uphold a landlord’s rules as long as they are reasonable. You should have been given
a copy of the House Rules beforyou signed your lease. Rea the rules carefully and if you
object to any of them contacyour landlord to discuss the mtter before you move-in. If you
strongly disagree with the House Rules, you coud ask your landlord to let you out of your lease
since you were not aware of them when you signed your lease.
My neighbors are constantly playing loud music. I no longer enjoy living in my apartment
because of the constant noise? What can I do? The tenant should first coact the landlord and report eh problem.
The tenant may
conduct continues, the tenant needs to nueti requesting that the landlord address the
released from the lease or transferred to another unit. A tenant has the rightto be free from the
conduct of other tenants, which causes disruption, inconvenience, or mage. The neighbors’
conduct must be considered disruptive to an ordinary, reasonable person. Therefore, tenants who
are hypersensitive to noise or who have unreasonable expectations would have difficulty proving
that the noise and activities complained of violet their right to use and enjoy their unit. This
would be especially true if the noise and activities do not botherother tenants. Tenants who are
using and enjoying their apartment in normal, everyday activities are not creating a nuisance.
I have a one year lease that prohibits pets. For the past three months, I have kept a dog in my apartment. The landlord was aware that I brought a dog into the apartment and, initially, told me it was all right. Last week I received a letter from my landlord giving me thirty days to get rid of my dog and reminding me that the lease prohibits pets. Do I have to get rid of my dog?
Yes. The fact that your landlord chose to allow you to have a dog and did not enforce the
lease term prohibiting pets does not mean that the landlord can never enforce that lease term. To
enforce the suspended lease term, the landlor need only give you notice that he wants you to