1. Hi my neighbor upbove me in my apartment building has been so loud for months.up all night.i.filled out reports to my landlord and cops.now he wrote me a letter on my door saying he’s going to take me to civic court.i never done nothing to him.can he do that

  2. Hi Amy,

    It sounds like you’ve been dealing with a difficult situation with your upstairs neighbor. It’s good to hear that you have already reported this issue to your landlord and the police, as this is often the first recommended step in such cases.

    Regarding your neighbor’s threat to take you to civic court, it’s important to remember that anyone can file a lawsuit for almost any reason. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean they will be successful. If your neighbor does file a lawsuit, the burden of proof would be on him to demonstrate that you have done something wrong or illegal, which, based on your message, doesn’t seem to be the case.

    In the meantime, continue to document any disturbances and interactions with your neighbor. This documentation can be very useful if the situation does escalate to a legal matter. Keep copies of your reports to the landlord and the police, as well as any other relevant communication.

    If you receive a summons to court, it is important to respond and consider seeking legal advice. A lawyer can help you understand your rights and the best course of action in your specific situation.

    Remember, just receiving a letter or threat of legal action does not necessarily mean you will end up in court, nor does it guarantee any outcome in favor of your neighbor. Stay informed about your rights and continue to communicate with your landlord about the ongoing issue.

  3. Debbie McClement says:

    I was assaulted by another tenant filed report with police and the person was charged …the landlord has done nothing and the harassment still continues on a daily basis and gave report to management but they do not respond

    1. Hi Debbie,

      I’m sorry to hear about your distressing experience. It’s crucial that your landlord addresses this serious matter, especially since it involves criminal charges. Here’s what you can consider doing:

      1. Keep contacting your building management or landlord. Emphasize the severity of the situation and the ongoing harassment, stressing the need for immediate action.

      2. Continue documenting all instances of harassment, including dates, times, and descriptions. This information is crucial if further legal action is needed.

      3. Since there’s already police involvement and the landlord isn’t responding, it might be wise to consult a lawyer who specializes in tenant rights. They can advise on potential legal actions against the landlord for failing to provide a safe living environment.

      4. Reach out to local tenant rights groups. They can offer guidance and support and may be able to intervene on your behalf.

      5. If the harassment continues, you might want to consider applying for a restraining order against the harassing tenant.

  4. I’m a single mom of 3 fur babies. Moved into apt 8 months ago. Letters and advances from downstair neighbor. I politely declined then downhill from there. Verbally abuses me which I ignore, smart ass comments I ignore and now he is torturing new tenants who have two small children. I’ve reported to landlord and said I want on record this this and this has happened. Well she speaks with him every time and it gets worse. I’ve been cornered and yelled at in lobby by this tenant all I can do is stand there. He’s a little shit with prosthetic leg who hires prostitutes to come to his apt. He feels he can demean and treat women like shit. He has many cameras in small lobby, front porch and out back so he sees and hears everything. He got me yesterday. He said “I’m digging my own grave” I keep to myself and that pisses him off more, he wants me to react but I’m not going to give him the satisfaction. I’ve been verbally abused all my life and his comments omg are horrible. Sorry venting

    1. Hey Sandy

      I’m truly sorry to hear about the distressing situation you’re facing with your downstairs neighbor. It’s unacceptable for anyone to endure harassment and verbal abuse, especially in their own home. Since you’ve already reported this behavior to your landlord and it has continued to escalate, it may be time to seek additional support. Consider documenting every instance of harassment, including dates, times, and the nature of the incidents, as detailed records can strengthen your case. You might also want to reach out to local tenant rights organizations for guidance and support, as they can offer resources and advice on how to proceed, potentially including legal action. For your safety and peace of mind, exploring legal options such as a restraining order could also be necessary.

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