The Best Sample Complaint Letter to Landlord About Neighbor

Landlord Protection The Best Sample Complaint Letter to Landlord About Neighbor

Sample Complaint Letter to Landlord About Neighbor

. Tenants often have fewer responsibilities than homeowners. They're not on the hook for increasing property taxes or costly repairs. But they have less control over their living situation in exchange. 

Neither homeowners nor renters have much control over their neighbors. One of the positives of renting is that your landlord will have to listen if you have a legitimate . In some states, they may be required to act. But how can you make sure they'll listen to your complaint? The answer is a carefully worded letter. That's something DoNotPay can help with.

How Can You Get a Neighbor Evicted?

 is renting from the same landlord as you, you may wonder if you can get them evicted. Landlords aren't permitted to evict tenants on a whim. There are strict laws dictating who can be kicked out of their home, and how. Here's what you need to know about getting a neighbor evicted, according to Apartment Ratings:

A homeowner can't be evictedIf your neighbor owns their home or apartment, you can't get them evicted. You can still complain to your landlord, who can take further action on your behalf.
Evictions can only happen when a tenant is breaking the leaseAlthough you can't be sure what exactly is in a tenant's lease, it is likely similar to your own. Write down dates and lease violations you see.
Illegal activity should be reported to the policeIf your bothersome neighbor is into something illegal, don't go to the landlord first. Go to the police. Then inform the landlord about what happened.

Your neighbor has rights as a tenant or homeowner and can't be kicked off their property for no reason. But remember, all tenants have rights. If you are having trouble with a neighbor, you too have rights. 

Tenants Have the Right to Quiet Enjoyment in the Most States

In almost every state, a tenant has the right to quiet enjoyment of their rented property. Even if your lease doesn't mention the term 'quiet enjoyment,' your landlord is still likely to be under the obligation to provide it. This means constant disturbances need to be addressed by your landlord in most cases. According to Rentecdirect, the following violates a tenant's right to quiet enjoyment:

  1. Constant noise from neighbor
    1. Barking dogs
    2. Loud construction/remodels that go on for an unreasonable amount of time
    3. Playing music late at night or early in the morning
  2. Intrusive inspections from your landlord
  3. Pests, such as cockroaches or mice
  4. Harassment from your landlord

Obviously, there is a degree of subjectivity to quiet enjoyment. If you live above a bar, the landlord probably can't do anything to stop the noise.

Still, notifying your landlord of a disturbance is the best way to get a problem dealt with. For example, even if your landlord can't stop the noise from the bar, there may be other solutions. Your landlord could install sound-proof flooring, or other sound mitigation equipment. To get the ball rolling, you'll need to write a complaint letter.

Writing a Complaint Letter on Your Own

To get your landlord's attention, you'll need to write a good complaint letter.

Be courteous 

Make sure your letter is courteous. Although you may be frustrated with the situation, you'll catch more flies with honey. Being polite will help you with your complaint. 

Be factual 

Include as many facts as you can in your letter. Present your facts without emotion, if possible. Your facts should include:

  • Dates, times, and types of disturbances
  • A list of mitigation strategies you've tried (talking to the neighbors, etc.) and the dates you've tried them
  • What do you want the landlord to do about the situation, and by when

Send your letter to the landlord and wait for them to respond. If you're having trouble writing a letter, don't worry. DoNotPay can do it for you, saving you hours of research and writing time.

Writing a Complaint Letter About Your Neighbor with DoNotPay

If you want to write a complaint about your neighbor but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 4 easy steps:

  1. Search for and open the Landlord Protection product on DoNotPay.


  2. Select which issue applies to you.


  3. Answer a simple set of questions so our chatbot can collect the necessary information to create your demand letter.


  4. Choose whether you want DoNotPay to send the demand letter to your landlord or roommate on your behalf. If you already tried sending a demand letter and it didn't work, we can help you start the small claims court process.


And that's it! You should hear back from your landlord directly once your demands are sent.

DoNotPay will save you time and get your complaint the attention it deserves. Their letters are perfectly crafted to meet your needs. Try DoNotPay to  today. 

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