What state are you in? In all likelihood, no, they can't evict you in 10 days having given you no prior notice or chance to contest.
Hey Guys, I don't normally post often but got a letter on my door this morning and not sure what to do or if it's even legal. So I have a down stairs neighbor that has been a noisy asshole since the day he moved in with his bass as loud as it can go since he moved in about 8 months ago, I have complained to the management staff twice for noise and once for weed and nothing happened. On 9/1/2014 we were watching around 10:30pm and the neighbor pounds on the ceiling and my girlfriend kicked the floor in retaliation, the dude runs up the stairs and he and my girlfriend get in a verbal argument, I calm things down before she calls the cops and agree to use headphones after 10pm. This guy is always hitting the ceiling so all out speakers have foam pads under them.
Now today as we are leaving for work, we have 10-day eviction notice on the door. We have have had zero notices up to this point. So my questions are is this legal and is there anything we can do to fight it? If we have to move in 10 days do we get our 20 remaining days of rent back?
What state are you in? In all likelihood, no, they can't evict you in 10 days having given you no prior notice or chance to contest.
It's a 10 day notice that your landlord is beginning the eviction process, not a notice that you have 10 days to vacate the premises.
I'd plan on moving when your 30 day rent period is up.
Thanks for the responses, I will be talking with the apartment management office in a few hours to resolve things.
Why don't you just find a new place? This obviously is not working out for you. I know moving sucks but it's better than dealing with a shitty neighbor who will constantly be battling you.
Before asking us to help you, you should probably tell us the whole story.
This thread would probably be much more lively if it was started in Screenshots.
Obviously slowstang's wifi is keeping the downstairs neighbor up and the loud music is the only way to combat it.
There's still more. Let it out bro, we're not here to judge.
Bro, you don't foam out your office, buy headphones and install a video cam to record your living room because your neighbors are pissed you made a noise complaint.
When the guy complained about the noise, what did he say?
do you guys also have a kid/baby? (doesn't sound like it) thin floors/foam padding and cat, basically you loose. you yourself b/c you used the padding have proven that the floors are thin, you've also proven that rather than talking out differences, you would rather retaliate (stomp on the floor) rather than ring a doorbell. you have a non restricted (i assume) animal that is allowed to hop and prance around 24/7.
this is from an outside objector, this is probably what the story the landlord got, the neighbor on top will always be the "troublemaker" cuz of the floor/ceiling. and an animal?
no landlord is gonna fight against the bottom neighbor with a baby.
I'm with Tuco, there is something fishy here. The eviction process is no simple task and no one is just going to initiate it out of the blue. You said he put a notice on your door, what does it say is the cause of eviction? They can't just post something that says "get out" or even "I'm going to kick you out" without informing you why.
Did you guys all miss the part where he said his downstairs neighbor works for/at the apartment complex AND has a kid? They are having a noise complaint battle. He isn't gonna win this one no matter what he tries.
Fuck apartments, and fuck people with large "speaks" that think it's ok to have them blaring after 9pm.
He won't win it but he sure can cause them a asston of trouble/hassle if he wanted to go through the effort in court over the preferred treatment of a violator downstairs who happens to be receiving special treatment if the facts we have are actually correct.
Cad bro, stop taking pictures of treehouses with kids near em. Chime in this shit.
Well ya we all knew the moving was for sure. I was wanting his chime on the housing laws and how to piss off the apartment complex technically a law is being broken here from the facts we have, if as mentioned above we have the whole story.
Heh, on the complete opposite end of the spectrum, you have shit like this going on in BC because legislation is so protective of renters that some people have basically figured out how to live for free at landlord's expense: Bad tenants facing 6th eviction in 2 years - British Columbia - CBC News
They were evicted from 6 places in the span of 2 years, basically never having paid any rent. What a couple of scumbags, jesus."She gave me three postdated cheques and the first one was for April 1 and it bounced," Falconer told the CBC's Natalie Clancy. " And then last night, I saw your story and I thought, 'She's never going to pay me.'"
Falconer said she rented to the Perrets in Maple Ridge without a reference because she believed them when they told her their previous landlord had stolen their money and left town.
In fact, that landlord — Kim Gouws — hasn't gone anywhere, and says the Perrets owe her $5,000.
No wait, 8: B.C. bad tenants must pay or go to jail - British Columbia - CBC News
Counting up all the arrears the landlords claim they are owed by the Perrets, including unpaid rent, utilities, bailiffs' fees, cleaning, fees from bounced cheques, court fees and lost rent from vacancies following broken leases, the amount owed totals $39,650 since July 2012.
July - Sept. 2012: Evicted. Money owed: $7500
Sept. 2012: Evicted. Money owed: $3750
Oct. 2012 - Mar. 2013: Evicted. Money owed: $7900
Mar. - May 2013: Evicted. Money Owed: approx $5000
June - Oct. 2013: Evicted. Money owed: $7500
Nov. 2013 - Jan 2014: Evicted. $3000
Jan. - Mar. 2014: Evicted. $5000
How you don't end up going to jail for that shit is beyond me. I saw something on the news last year about a lawyer (go figure!) doing the same thing in my area, just scamming one after the other, never paying rent. One landlord even ended up losing her home since she couldn't pay the mortgage, since bitch wasn't paying her rent. It's just crazy.
When I was in TN my partner had 7 houses he rented( 1 was a duplex 1 a triplex ) and he did credit checks and everything on some of those people. They would at least pay the deposit/first month but never another dime. Happened MANY times. He would get 2 months rent for people who took 3-4 months to evict out. Who the fuck would want to move every 6 months?
Previous landlords need to get that conviction on record.
I would definitely hire some guidos to break their fucking legs on my sidewalk before I let them live in my property rent free.
My mom has 9 houses in San Diego and she barely checks into her tenants and so far I haven't been called up and handed a bat.
oderint dum metuant
When walking the dog we would tell people that it's private parking and tell them it was a $100 ticket (it wasn't that much) and people wouldn't care.
Parking was the biggest fucking headache and having a garage is the greatest thing ever.
SF is stupid tenant friendly as well. The whole rent control thing is starting to get out of hand and it's causing owners to keep empty properties to artificially inflate rent prices. Because, you know, already being the most expensive city in America isn't enough. That said, my apartment is rent controlled and I'm never leaving.
EDIT: Dallas uptown is probably filled with the biggest douche-lords the planet has ever seen. Take the worst qualities of some Jersey Shore-esque loser and mix him with the worst qualities of a redneck, and you have the Dallas Doucheneck. Has the greased hair, muscles, and affliction T-shirt, then marries all that to cowboy boots, a huge ass immaculate pickup truck, and country music. Awful. When I lived in the apartment mentioned above, there were three losers that shared a lease on an Astin-Martin, and they took turns with the vehicle whenever one of them had a hot date..
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Talked with the front desk and explained everything that was going on they said they will talk with the guy down stairs. Probably won't get evicted but just applied for a home loan anyways, hope to move as soon as possible.
CT is heavily in favor of renters as well, but as a landlord I cover my ass by requiring an application fee of $50 which covers (exactly I might add so there are no repercussions) the cost of my doing all these checks on potential tenants. I can't even tell you how many people have come to look at my apartments and said "We love it! when can we move in" and then when I tell them the process they say "OK! Sure no problem!" and then I never hear from them again.
The parking thing in Phoenix is dumb as well. You basically have to serve the vehicle notice and wait a day, then you can tow. Afterwards you can simply tow at will if they show up again. Suffice it to say, the last time it happened to me, the guys shitty 1985 van was in neutral and the parking break was either not set or so old it had rotted away, so I pushed it out into the road so they towed it right away.
I've even had a guy try and back up to pull into my private garage as I was coming home. Put it in park to block him and got out and started to knock on the guys window and he just started yelling inside his car while on the phone and eventually drove off and flipped me the bird. You'd think my skis, golf clubs and all my hard sided guitar cases would have given it away?
If someone is repeatedly stealing your private parking spot, how are you NOT vandalizing their car? One or a couple times, I would never do something like that. But if it happened all the time and management wasn't doing anything, I'd be too pissed to stop myself
I hear that even with a mortgage since it is so hard to foreclose and everything people just pay the first mortgage payment then never again. It takes like 4 months to start the foreclosure process then right when the bank is about to foreclose they file for bankruptcy. Which basically re-starts the whole process over again. They keep putting legal hurdles and roadblocks up and it takes like 5 years to actually get them out of the house.
And Cad is correct.. When confronted with that scenario at midnight on a Saturday, there was NO where else to park as all public parking spots were filled by the bar crowd. I would literally have to pay a valet $20 at a nearby restaurant to let me keep my car there for the night, at least until they farmed out management to a parking company. Then it just became an issue of waiting around for an hour for the tow truck to show up so I could get my spot.
My last apartment complex actually owned the local towing company. At night a tow truck driver (if not called out) would sit in our parking lot from 9PM until 6AM 5 times a week. If he saw someone park in a non-guest spot after 9PM (with which was the cut-off) he would immediately hook the car up and take it away. It was awesome. The only problem is some people had "guests" that probably lived with them, so all the guest spots were filled with the same cars every single day.
My building is right in the middle of downtown, with 4 guest spots that are patrolled militantly by a couple designees in the building. If you don't sign in, you get towed. If you park there more than 3 times a week, you get towed. They keep track of plates and post a warning the first time, but otherwise they don't tolerate people fucking with the visitor parking, and even downtown with basically no unpaid parking anywhere we don't have any issues with assholes.
But somebody has to take charge of that shit and establish a precedent.
Dunno, never lived in an apartment but from what I've seen most of the newer ones here you get a garage. Guy I am working with who is here temporarily has one. Since he lives alone he just opens up the other door for a guest since he only has one car.
I was going to say that someone should start a website with a monthly fee for landlords to post bad tenants, but with all things internet - there already is one. Opportunity lost =(
*edit: They definitely need some web design pointers.
Uptown fucking blows. I hate that all my friends want to hang out there. The parking sucks in that it either doesn't exist or you pay out the ass, the people there are pretty much exactly as described...it's like a shitty version of Austin. Except for Gui, Crimson Pho...maybe the Idle Rich...I'd never go.
I'm in the Village for now, and it's not too bad. Ive never had to complain about parking. Only complaint is it's old and a little pricey for what it is, but till I'm done with law school it will work.
Originally Posted by Dr. Mario Speedwagon
Currently live off Knox/Henderson/Fitzhugh in an apartment. Uptown really hasn't been that bad. Enjoy being close to Katy trail, Highland Park, and a ton of restaurants/shopping. Closing on a house in Richardson on the 22nd. Gonna miss the area, but not exactly moving far away.
Idle Rich and McKinney Avenue is hilarious. So many $30 thousand millionaires, so many hot bitches. It's fun to watch the two interact.
Pretty much everything on your credit disappears after 7 years
Ya I got some old stuff on mine from about 12 years ago still being kicked around. Changes hands or updates some info, whatever. I've never messed with it cause I don't have much credit, but I've got all I need.
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