How To Deal With Loud Tenants

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Noisy tenants are a nuisance. Whether they’re fighting, playing loud music, or have a dog that won’t stop barking, noisy neighbors can ruin an otherwise terrific community. When the tenants in apartment B can’t control their noise levels, what can you do? Before you take more drastic measures (yes, you can evict a tenant for excessive noise), here are methods to get them to quiet down.

Send a written complaint.

Let the tenant know that the neighbors are disturbed by the high noise levels. Make sure the notice includes the date and time of the complaint, and keep a copy for your records.

Talk to the tenant.

Approach the tenant concerning the noise complaint and ask them what activities caused the disturbance. Be understanding, listen to their story, and try to help them come up with a solution.

Send a copy of your rules and regulations.

Warn the tenants once again to keep it down, but include a copy of the rules covering noise policy and disruptive behavior. Clearly state that they’re violating the terms that they agreed to when they signed the lease.

Give a Cure or Quit notice.

If you’ve warned the tenant twice and they’ve made no effort to correct the problem, you can send a Cure or Quit notice, which tells the tenant that they must fix the issue within a certain time period or face eviction. Make sure you have documentation of the entire process in case you end up going to court.




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