Re: Park Tenant’s Noisy Car, What To Do? - Posted by Jim IL
Posted by Jim IL on April 04, 2000 at 22:34:05:
I also had a tenant that was LOUD and really annoyed the neighbors.
Of course the neighbors would call me EVERY TIME this clown would do something that annoyed them.
The callers would explain that they did not want to call the police, for fear of giving me a headache with the police.
So, after talking to the tenants,and getting nowhere, I started to tell anyone who called, "Go ahead, call the police."
They did, and after several calls, and several complaints, the guy got a ticket for loud muffler and a citation for “disturbing the peace”.
He was a good tenant as far as ontime rent payments etc.
And now he is fine.
He got his car fixed, no longer sits out front and drinks and yells.
So, tell your other tenants and the clowns neighbors to call the police.
If the loud tenant does not change his ways, the police will deal with him.
And, if that STILL does not help, you should be able to evict rather easily based on the fact that he repeatedly breaks the law. I know that my lease states I can evict if a tenant continues illegal behavior in and around my property.
Besides, the city starts to write violations to landlords for repeated police calls to an address.
And once a home is listed as a nuisance property, the owner MUST remove the problem tenant and go through a series of inspections before they can rent again.
So, in other words, take the bull by the horns, get the police called and then followup and get the tenant to comply or move out.