Kano Real Estate is dedicated to providing safe and enjoyable housing for all of its tenants. This can be a tricky balance when trying to make sure that the enjoyment of one tenant doesn’t infringe on the comfort of another. In general, any preventable, persistent, or excessive infringement on another’s comfort is prohibited.
If the noise is being created by footsteps, this would be a non-preventable source of noise and would be permitted. As most of our buildings were built in the 19th century, noise prevention is difficult. We ask that all of our tenants be mindful of their neighbors. We suggest that you first discuss the issue with your neighbor as he or she may not be aware of the noise being made or its affect on you.
An example of preventable and excessive noise would be noise created through exercise, television, or music. This noise may be prohibited depending on the level of the noise and the hours in which it is occurring. In these cases, we still suggest that you first discuss the issue with your neighbor as he or she may not be aware of the noise being made or its affect on you.
If all of these options fail, Kano Real Estate can write a letter to your neighbor asking them to keep their noise level to a minimum. Please contact our office if this becomes necessary. As a last resort, legal action can be taken against excessively uncooperative tenants. In this case, you will be asked to fill out an affidavit if you take legal action against a neighbor.