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I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today. I apologize for the delay, as I'm spending most of this holiday weekend offline.
There isn't any law that requires your roommate to be polite or considerate, I'm sorry to say. You can use your roommate's behavior to decide to serve a 30 day notice to vacate, but your landlord doesn't have any obligation - or any ability - to make them be a good roommate. Please believe me when I say I know exactly how frustrating this is. I have roommate stories that would make your hair stand on end. But it's ultimately up to the people living together to find a way to work it out, or to give notice and leave when the lease is up (or at any time, when you're month to month).
There is no law that prevents you from taking photographs of common areas, such as the fridge and kitchen.
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Yes, you can take pictures of anything in the kitchen.
Again, your landlord is not responsible for your roommate's behavior. The right of quiet enjoyment means that the landlord can't interfere with your right to live peacefully. If you wanted to sue anyone, it would have to be the roommate. You won't get a rent rebate because someone you're living with is loud. I'm sorry.
If he is intentionally waking you up because he knows you have mental problems and wants to make them worse, that's intentional infliction of emotional distress. You could sue for that. If he's just careless, I'm afraid you need to either show an agreement with rules of behavior that he's violating, or physical injury resulting from your sleeplessness, before he can be responsible.
Did you have any other questions about this?