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Old 09-02-2009, 06:57 PM
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i've recently rented a side-by-side house, and found some complications with my next door neighbors. they are rude, noisy, and mean. would it be possible to cancel my contract and get my deposit money back?
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:42 PM
Location: Minnesota
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IMO not likely NfH arent really a reason to break a lease
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:09 PM
Location: Jacksonville, FL (Mandarin)
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Nancy, have you talked with your landlord or property manager about the issue? I'd be willing to be there's something the neighbor's lease about them keeping quiet, not disturbing the peace, etc.
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Old 09-03-2009, 07:19 AM
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I don't think so. In the past I rented a place that had similar. The police were even out many times. I wanted to move and they would not allow it other then if I broke the lease. What a nightmare it was and they did not even kick the bad tenant out but did not allow him to renew. I would talk to the LL and if at bad hours you could call the police.
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Old 09-03-2009, 10:46 AM
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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You can't complain about "rude" and "mean" as that's subjective but you should, as EricBoyd has pointed out, bring the noise to the attention of your landlord/property manager before you do anything else.
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Old 09-03-2009, 03:50 PM
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No you have no right. You can file a complain about the noise to the police, but nowhere you can file a complain about being mean or rude...it is all person, what you think is rude might not be rude in the eye of some one else....I know this isn't what you wanted to hear, but it is reality.

Always check the street a couple of different times to see who lives there and what to expect. You can easily have a dog next door which is kept in the yard and barks all the time or neighbors who have parties every evening.
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Old 09-03-2009, 04:14 PM
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Even a dog has to stay quiet with in reason that is, but you had better not break that lease or it could hinder you greatly in the seeking and getting into another unit if the current LL puts a bad name for you as a reference.
Good luck are you month to month or a year contract?
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Old 09-03-2009, 04:36 PM
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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No one ever forces you to remain anywhere, after addressing your LL,
if no remedy, break your lease, however it will not come without a price,
read your lease to see what it says about early termination.
Its also possible the Landlord can take you to court.
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Old 09-06-2009, 08:48 AM
Location: Western Washington
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Look over your contract. What does it say about breaking your lease? Does it give any stipulations? Have you talked to the landlords about the noise, yet? Have you been nice to them so that they will be nice back to you? Sometimes, taking a step toward developing a relationship with them (cupcakes, etc.), can work wonders. If you're really lucky, you can develop a friendly enough relationship to allow you to work with them on the noise control. An unfortunate side of having neighbors is that some simply have no concept of how inconvenient their noise and activities can be to others. If you haven't played the "good, kind and friendly neighbor" approach, I strongly encourage you to do so. In the meantime, I would keep in touch with your landlord....talk to them, see if they have any other "quieter" properties available....but I sure would try the friendly approach too.
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Old 09-06-2009, 11:41 AM
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Can you talk to them? I had a neighbor who blared his music. So I went downstairs and just explained my floor was vibrating. He was so nice about it and from that point on he was better and we became friends. Now if these people won't if it is late hours you can call the police but even during normal I would complain to the landlord or managment.
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