How To Deal With Threatened Eviction?

How To Deal With Threatened Eviction?

Janel Laban
Nov 8, 2010

Q: We've been having serious problems with two of our neighbors playing music, and have contacted our landlord about the situation on several occasions. Our landlord refuses to take action, instead he has threatened to evict us because we're "bothering him".

He's even gone as far to say that we are in violation of our lease, but refuses to give any examples of what we are doing wrong.

The problems with this building have existed for six months, and we have had numerous spats with our neighbors regarding when we can run our washer and dryer, or air conditioner, fans in our apartment, even what hours our dog can be out of his kennel. Yet they insist that they should be able to play music whenever they wish.

We have sat down with a mediator who agreed that doing laundry until 10 pm is not unheard of, and that we should be allowed to continue to do so. Our mediator also agreed that our dog should not have to bee cooped up in a cage at all times, basically telling our neighbors that they shouldn't have moved into a building that allows dogs if they didn't want to hear dogs playing.

Is there anything we can do regarding this landlord and his unwillingness to take action? We're buying a house in the next 3 months. We don't need any threats of eviction when we're doing nothing wrong!

Any help?

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