Posted by Larry on October 03, 1997 at 09:52:51:
In Reply to: Re: Neighbor's Have Noisy Parrots-Help! posted by Claire on October 02, 1997 at 08:37:27:
So nice to find someone else out there who is
sympathetic rather than caustic. Sorry you're hav-
ing a similar problem. My problem has actually
abated because 1)someone called the health
department on the neighbor with the birds
2) I got legal advice and was told that the best
results come from talking one on one with the
offending neighbor and trying to work things out.
Have you talked and/or written to the offending
neighbor? 3)Is there a law about carpeting in your
building? There is in mine. An upstairs neighbor
would have to have 80% of the apt.carpeted.
Check in your lease 3) In my place there is a law
about the first six months a tenant has a pet.
If it is a problem,the person can be made to get
rid of it. However,even after six months there is
a nuisance law. They are violating your warrant of
habitability,your right to live in peace and quiet in
your home. However, although you could go to
court, the legal advice I got said that if you got an
unsympathic judge, he/she might
throw out the case and you'd have a lot of legal
costs. 4) The landlord is ultimately responsible.
You could withhold rent, but don't go this far
without good legal advice. 5) Are you rent-stab-
ilized? Call 212-240-6009 for advice on your
situation. I hope this is helpful. I could give you
the name and number of a good lawyer but I would
never do this over the internet unless a)you re-
quested it and b)I got his permission. You might
try the people who advertise on this website. You
shouldn't have to pay for a consultation just to
see how they would proceed. I'm happy to say that
by writing to my neighbor and talking to
this person plus the fact that the health dept.
coming seems to have put a lid on the noise. Good
luck with your situation.
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