Moved into a duplex 2 weeks ago and when we saw the place initially and asked the landlord about the neighbor next door, the landlord just explained about their family (number of children etc) but never mentioned about their pets. After we moved in, we realized that the neighbor has 2 dogs that bark constantly, and birds that make noise constantly. I've told the landlord about the issues several times but nothing has changed and in fact the neighbor did tell us once that they are not the only ones that have pets in this neighborhood. How likely is it that I can break a lease legally and get out of this place and move into a quieter place?
The location of the property is in bay area, CA.
Thank you very much for the detailed response. Just a couple more questions if possible.
When I would like to take the action to break the lease and contact the landlord about it, should I bring up the pet noise issue immediately or should I simply tell the landlord that I would like to break the lease by xxxx time?
Please let me know.
I used your service on 6/18 about a noise problem with the duplex that I am in. Since then, there has been some music issues, party going on till midnight, all kinds of noise issue which made us wanting to break the lease. The lease was signed on late May, so technically I still have about 9months.
We've been telling the landlord about the noise issue, and he was helpful in some cases where he would contact the next door neighbor but recently he has been telling us that a neighbor noise issue is the tenant's problem, therefore, to exchange contact information and deal with each other from now on, which also made us wanting to leave.
Yesterday, we told the landlord that we would like to consider leaving. He agreed to the idea but requested the followiing;
Good Morning,Your question is entirely new, in that you are asking for a specific review of your lease contract.
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Understood, sorry for the misunderstanding. I will do so asap
Thanks so much Yoshi,Have a great day!Doug
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