November 10, 2006 12:09 AM Subscribe
Leases often contain a clause saying you can be evicted if you disturb the neighbors. Mostly hypothetical question inside.
posted by Goofyy to law & government (9 answers total)
I was never bothered by this clause when renting apartments next to other renters. Now I rent houses which are typically next door to owners. So, if my landlord can evict me for disturbing the neighbors, why can't I evict the neighbors for disturbing me? It seems an unfairness where I don't get equal rights. Obviously it is silly to speak of evicting an owner. But these clauses I've seen are written in such a way that the distruption could be purely in the mind of the disturbed.
I'm not in such a situation, yet. I do have a landlord trying to break contract (because he wants to sell, not because of a problem with us). I am seeking legal counsel. Just asking because it bugs me.