Property managers often receive complaints of noisy neighbors from many tenants. Dealing with such a complaint is usually quite tricky, since it can be difficult to monitor the decibel level, especially if the noise occurs at different times of the day or night. Tenants usually have issue with noise that is caused due to loud music or television, children crying or playing boisterously, parties, or gathering of friends. Here are some points to consider and tips to follow for resolving the problem of noisy neighbors.
Is the Complaint Valid?
First, determine if the complaint is valid, or the tenant is simply over sensitive to noise. Sometimes there might be some other issue between the neighbors, and even a little noise might be sparking anger in the tenant. For checking the merit of the complaint, the property manager might have to visit the units at various times, or ask the tenant to phone when the noise occurs. When the noise is occurring, ask the other tenants if they find the noise excessive or disturbing. After checking that the noise is indeed occurring, speak with the supposed culprit directly about the issue and find out what they are thinking.
They need to know they do not live in a house and that they need to keep the noise down and to change their habits.
Determining the Severity of the Issue
The property manager needs to find out if the noise has occurred only once or it is an ongoing problem. Sometimes the tenant would have had a few guests over for the night that caused the noise, and this can be treated as a one-time offense. However, if the tenant is in the habit of playing loud music every day, then there is an issue but it can be dealt with.
Addressing Both Parties
If the complaint is valid, and it is an ongoing issue, the property manager should have a talk with the tenant causing the problem and let him know that noise complaint/s has been filed against him or her. If it is a first-time complaint, a warning will usually suffice. In addition, the property manager should speak with the tenant making the complaint and inform him or her that the issue has been addressed.
If the offender tenant fails to heed the warning and continues with the noise, then the property manager will have to remind the tenant of the possible penalties according to the lease agreement. There should already be a clause in the tenancy agreement that deals with this issue. A copy of the signed agreement with the relevant parts underlined can be given to the tenant as a reminder. If the noise continues, then the tenant can be served with a formal notice. Such a notice will state that the tenant will have to immediately stop the noise or face eviction.
Eviction is the Final Resort
If the noise does not stop even after giving the notice, then the property manager will have to take steps to evict the tenant. However, this should be the last resort after giving fair amounts of warnings. The property manager should also gauge whether the noise is affecting quality of life of the other tenants and then take the necessary measures. Sometimes people are just rude and they have to learn the hard way.
We are regularly out on the web. When we find a great site we list it here for you to enjoy. From the list below, choose one of our weblink topics, then select a URL to visit.
Stanly County Schools- Administration information, board policy, calendars, curriculum, directory, links, online news, reference, sports information, online workshop registration
Cabarrus County Schools- District information including school calendar and job listings
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools- Comprehensive information on the system, including departments, employment, individual schools, and bulletin board. Includes Spanish translation.
Gaston County Schools- Features information on schools, school board and programs.
Iredell-Statesville Schools- Complete information about the K-12 public schools in Iredell County, North Carolina, located 50 minutes north of Charlotte
Lincoln County Schools- Includes mission, school calendar, departments, school board policy manual, and pages for individual schools.
Union County Public Schools- Information about Union County Public Schools
Charlotte Real Estate News
Economy Continues to Fuel Worries- Every homeowner is worried about their home values, thankfully, Charlotte’s market is keeping it’s value, despite record losses across the country. The numbers have just been released in the Standard and Poor’s Case-Shiller report.
Business Journal of Charlotte- Your best source for up to date local Charlotte business news and resources
Creative Loafing- emphasizing quality writing, hard hitting stories, and the most complete arts, entertainment and events listings in the area.
Charlotte - The City Magazine- All about Charlotte - Where to eat, the latest, sports line, current cultural events - features focusing on the news and personalities of the moment
Charlotte Observer- The in-depth news site for the county and metro areas
Professional Sports Teams
Whether you are a part time or full time investor or a homeowner that needs to rent your current home, Talley Properties' years of experience in the Charlotte area rental market gives us unique insight into the performance and goals you expect from your investment and the opportunities that are available.
Talley Properties offers a full array of services that can complement the most novice owner to the most seasoned investor in this new environment. We offer a full service brokerage department that specializes in investment properties throughout the Charlotte area.
Economic changes of the last few years have been tough for many and have greatly changed our local housing market. As we have moved forward we have begun to see the environment stabilize and a great number of investment opportunities appear. Foreclosures, short-sells, and otherwise distressed properties have brought home prices down considerably while rental rates have grown stronger.
For Investors, our experience allows us to provide in-depth market analysis for each target property. We provide this information by developing a custom Pro-Forma for each investor and each property. This information helps investors better understand the dynamics of rental property and dramatically increases your percentages of obtaining a "wealth generating" investment. Our Pro-Forma provides statistical information such as projected rents, property taxes, Homeowners Association dues, maintenance, vacancy rates, property appreciation over "X" years, mortgage payments, cash flow and resale analysis, and various other pertinent facts.
For Homeowners, our personalized service and attention to detail ease the difficulty of renting out your home. Our years of experience and focus on single family homes have given us great insight into to managing your property for the short or long term. Tenant screening, routine home maintenance, emergency repairs, and all accounting handled on your behalf.
If you have any questions regarding investments in the Charlotte area please do not hesitate to contact Tony Moore at 704.332.2206 ext.17 or email us at
Page 2 of 4