Category: Quiet Enjoyment

When Can I Sue my Landlord?

When Can I Sue my Landlord?

Whenever you are having difficulties dealing with your landlord, you may wonder if the frustrations amount to a lawsuit. While it may be tempting to want to go to court over every little spat you may have with your landlord, there are certain situations where you are well within your rights to sue your landlord.… Read more »

Tips for Dealing with Annoying Neighbors

Tips for Dealing with Annoying Neighbors

Annoying neighbors– we have all dealt with them at one point or another. Although you don’t always know who your neighbors are, you often know what they’re doing. You know what they’re having for lunch because you can smell it. You can hear them singing through the thin walls of your apartment. You encounter their… Read more »

Tenants’ Privacy Rights: What You Need to Know

What You Should Know About Tenants' Privacy Rights

These days we give up a certain degree of privacy just so that we can perform basic duties, enjoy certain benefits, and generally live our lives. However, it’s one thing to sacrifice a few inconveniences online, but it is entirely different to have essential privacy rights violated in the comfort and sanctity of your own… Read more »

Renting in the time of Covid: Dealing With Noise & Construction

For most of us Covid-19 that means spending a lot more time at home. It also means being more aware of noise and what is going on in your building. For tenants, this is leading to new problems with neighbors and landlords. So, whether your upstairs neighbor is learning to play the tuba or your… Read more »

Can My Landlord Spy on Me?

The use of surveillance cameras by landlords may be legal. It also may constitute tenant harassment. Whether surveillance cameras are permissible depends on many factors, including location and use. Common Areas vs. Personal Space Tenants have a right to privacy in their home. Landlords cannot use cameras to track a tenant’s personal life. Pointing cameras… Read more »