Many communities have local ordinances that prohibit excessive, unnecessary, and unreasonable noise, and a person can pursue a nuisance abatement lawsuit against noisy neighbors. A person can sue a noisy neighbor in small claims court to stop the noise from continuing by court order, as stated by Nolo.com.Continue Reading
Winning a nuisance abatement lawsuit requires strong proof that the noise is excessive and disturbing a person's ability to enjoy her home in peace, notes Nolo.com. The Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey reports that a legal nuisance is one that greatly interferes with someone's enjoyment of their own property. The nuisance could also pose a risk to health and safety. Local ordinances should be reviewed to see what specific laws are broken.
Sometimes the issue of playing music too loud can be resolved between neighbors without filing a lawsuit. The Chicago Tribune recommends starting with a polite request for the neighbor to stop the disturbing noise. Another tactic is to send a strongly worded letter from a lawyer. This type of legal notice is highly effective in solving nuisance issues. The police can also be called in, and a police report filed. If all attempts to get the neighbor to stop the noise fail, filing a lawsuit may be the final remedy.Learn more about Law
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Texas noise laws vary by locale; for instance, relevant Dallas city statutes forbid the sounding of horns and similar devices by automobiles and other vehicles except to warn of danger, while Houston city ordinances restrict noise levels to a maximum of 58 decibels in the hours between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m., explains Noise Pollution Clearinghouse. Similar Austin city ordinances forbid unreasonable levels of noise between 10:30 p.m. and 7 a.m., notes the City of Austin.Full Answer >
Varying state laws govern eviction procedures, so tenants and landlords handle an eviction lawsuit by following the rules in the state where the condominium is located, according to Nolo. Tenants dispute an eviction by proving to the court that the landlord didn't adhere to the required legal steps, or that the eviction is unwarranted. Landlords handle an eviction by showing the court the proper paperwork, and proving that the action is legally justified.Full Answer >