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The Best Way to Handle Noise Complaints

by Michael Levy on October 11, 2013


Meet PeopleBut the best way to quell noise complaints is to prevent them from happening in the first place. You can accomplish that with your leasing policies:

1. Find out if new applicants have a bad reputation for noise problems before you allow them into your property.

2. Set appropriate limits in your lease or house rules.

3. Set a noise curfew.

4.  Tenants must be told to take responsibility for reining in their guests, who are not aware of the rules.

5. All rules must apply uniformly to all tenants — don’t single anyone out.

6. Make sure your lease has teeth, outlining the right to evict a tenant who generates noise complaints from other tenants or neighbors.

7. Document all complaints and the resulting action taken.

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To read the full article, click here: American Apartment Owners Association’s Blog

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