How does noise issues work between a landlord and a tenant?
Some of you may remember my post a month or two ago about my trash landlord leeching my internet which I later found he let his friends on.
He begged and begged for me to let him back on so he could work from home (he lives on the top floor) to which I just didn't respond at all about it and he ended up getting his own.
Anyways. I've been looking up the bylaws for noise and it all basically says noise can not be heard from in another home from the premises to which it comes from. So I think I'm out of luck on this entire issue and everything seems to say the tenant has to allow the landlord and other tenants basically everything such as not making excessive noise but it doesn't seem to imply that to be the other way around...
Throughout this entire pandemic, I've had to work 48-60 hour weeks/6 day weeks. I'm tired, exhausted and drained mentally and physically. This is the 3rd 60 hour week in a row and it's likely going to last the rest of the year.
This idiot parties with his friends and they are LOUD. Right now it's 2:30am, all I can hear is about 8 people talking loud, laughing, falling around drunk, playing indoor golf (quite possibly the most annoying thing to hear on crappy laminate floor above you), etc etc.
Many many times over the last 2 months I've asked nicely to watch the noise past 1am.. Which I would say is generous... He's apologized but obviously doesn't care. The last time I asked nicely "hey man i have to be up at 6am tomorrow, do you mind keeping the noise down a bit?" his response was "the raptors game is on so we're going till 2AM"
Myself? I have an audiophile setup that could make your ears bleed. But I'm VERY respectful of everyone, especially noise. He's never once heard me down here and has said so. So Yea the same in return can't be done above me, that's a given, and I'm pretty relaxed when it comes to noise but this is beyond ridiculous (not nearly as bad as my previous landlord that had a 24/7 screaming and crying child though)
Is there actually anything I can do or a specific branch of the landlord tenant board I can inquire about this or no? Is calling bylaw for noise after 11pm a worthwhile option? At this point I don't even care now. The partying is literally every single night.
If there's literally nothing I can do I'm turning my stereo to an ungodly level every night an hour after he's gone to sleep just to see how he likes it and since he can't enter the unit I'll never hear the door being knocked on anyways.
So tired of this crap and hope the home buying hunt can come to a successful end by April when my lease is up.
For the hell of it if nothing gets better I'm just going to stop paying rent once we find another place and have a moving date set (gf and I are ready to just up and leave this place).
I'm waiting to get my mail in the winter to trip on the front steps that are all broken so I end up with a broken bone and a lawsuit to file. (I have texts of the request to fix this and his reply stating no contractors want to do it as it's not a big enough job). Gf has already twisted her ankle once when one step completely gave out. She was find and it's happened to me once but I had no injuries after the fact. Either way it's an accident and a lawsuit waiting to happen and I have warned him about that. I have a picture, date stamped every single day from the day I sent that text in case I ever have to show this as proof it was never fixed or ever fixed properly.
in my lease it states I'm responsible for lawn care and snow removal. Upon reading the rules it appears that this is not enforceable even if I agreed and that it is the landlords responsibility. So I will not be doing any of this any longer. I'll brush off my car and go.
If he doesn't do it come winter what are my options? I'm not the most knowledgeable on this would appreciate some advice from those that are.. I was talking to the neighbours who I'm cool with and they used to like him but now they can't stand him. I told the guy I'm no longer maintaining the property and after about 2.5 months he called the city to which the landlord quickly cut the grass... We had a good laugh at that.
Maybe I'm being petty. But to put into perspective with the partying, garbage day was yesterday and I can't even use the recycling bins already as they're over flowing with food containers and beer bottles. Wtf.