What can I do when my landlord lied to me?

Before signing my lease, my roommates and myself asked our landlord about the upstairs tenants (duplex). He said it was a man, woman, and their daughter who was about 10 years old. We signed the lease and moved in. Fast forward to one month later, they are super loud and always stomping around. They never came down

Before signing my lease, my roommates and myself asked our landlord about the upstairs tenants (duplex). He said it was a man, woman, and their daughter who was about 10 years old. We signed the lease and moved in. Fast forward to one month later, they are super loud and always stomping around. They never came down and introduced themselves, we still have yet to meet them, but we ve seen them coming and going through our window. They don t have one daughter age 10, they have three boys ages (guessing) 3-5. They run around all the time and the footsteps are very loud through the floor. We have texted our landlord multiple times about it but it doesn t stop. What can we do about this? I never would have signed the lease if I knew it was three young boys who constantly run around, all day every day.

Best Answer:

babyboomer1001: Inform him that they have three young boys, not one 10 year old girl. Perhaps, they lied to him. You have recourse. It is too lengthy to put here. Consult with a lawyer, who will have clout to motivate the landlord to evict them.

Other answer:

babyboomer1001:
I don't know of any law that demands a landlord reveal who tenants are around you other than convicted sexual abusers
don't you and the roommates work, you should be out of your apartment a good part of the day 3 and 5 yr olds would be active
Maxi:
Your landlord, can't and will do nothing about the people upstairs and reality is if you have signed a contract you are obligated to stay and pay your rent until one month before end of your contract, when you can give notice in writing you will be leaving end of contract
Nuff Sed:
If you can prove they lied to you, in order to get you to sign the contract, then it is voidable at your discretion. In other words, you are now in the driver's seat about whether you want to leave immediately (with no legal downside) or give them a chance to redeem themselves politely. For instance, maybe they have a quieter apartment that may be suitable and they could pay to help you move.

Talk to your lawyers about preparing a notice of breach and fraudulent inducement before you go off precipitously and damage your standing in the community.

MrCraft:
You need to find a new place to live in. We are adults and can't be behaving like that. Don't complain to the lanlord anymore, it will frustrate you. You'll gain more by moving out, even if this is your preferred location. I'm sure you'll find a really good and nice place with a serious landlord somewhere, don't give up. 🙂
You Asked:
I honestly don't think there is anything you can do. I lived with noisy neighbors and complained all that did. Was to get them to come downstairs and complain about us.Don't rent downstairs ever again. It's not worth it.
D J:
You can not depend on what the landlord says, you can only hold him to the terms of the lease. You might have to live with the situation of break the lease & move which will cost you money.
mark_poc:
There is nothing you can do about it. This is what apartment living is like and you shouldn't be renting an apartment if you don't like the noise.

What if a little old lady lived upstairs and then you decided it's safe to move in. Two months later she moves out and your current neighbors with the kids move in. See, you can't control it – that's the way apartment living is. To think that you are going to do something about it is laughable. Usually, the only thing you can do is start a war with them and them with you.

JMITW:
and you never went up and introduced yourself….

1st you live and learn…you should have scoped it out more…sat in front of the house on a weekend to see who came in and out….

some running and play noise needs to be tolerated..but especially in an apartment, children should be brought outside to play as much as possible and be provided appropriate quiet activities indoors as much as possible (books, coloring, puzzles, blocks, etc)….and if a parent can't manage that, they need to live on a bottom floor.

start by talking to the neighbor..avoid demanding quiet…comment on how much energy the kids have and comment that it must be difficult with 3 kids in an apartment… you don't think you could manage….and segway into the noise

if the noise is actually excessive would be up for debate….

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