Being non renewed - any options?
Not at all surprised that I received a notice of non renewal today. The single, elderly lady downstairs has complained to the office of the complex I live in about "excessive noise" coming from my upstairs apartment from my kids. Even a couple of complaints when we were 250 miles away up skiing! But they never investigated themselves, just took her word.
My kids visit 2X a week and every other weekend. They are asleep by 10pm. They are 11 and 13, boys. I am always with them, supervising. Yes the older one does sometimes tease the younger one but I immediately put a stop to it. The only sounds from our place are during the days on weekends (every other) and two nights a week, over by 8:30pm. The younger one plays video games with headphones in the living room, the older one is always in the bedroom with me, playing on his own computer. It is always this way.
It is not like I have parties or people over till 3am. Or that I blast the music. The kids are not allowed to have friends over. We all go barefoot and talk in very low inside voices. We are quiet and considerate but they are kids and are not books.
So - do I have any options to fight this? If I move it will be much further from my kids and will affect my time with them. Any options? This is a "family" complex and not an over 55 place. I have asked my attorney to look into this.
Second - if it really is a lost cause - should I show her what noise really is? Should I pull out the stops and give her noise for the last 4 weeks I'm here, even though, actually noise bothers me and is totally against my personality. I am actually a quiet, introverted person and do anything to avoid trouble. Yet, now, I feel like jumping off the bed at 2am or blasting the subwoofer and show her how good we really have been. Yeah it is stupid, but moving will cost me at least $2000 in agents fees and movers fees, etc.
And to have complaints about noise when we weren't even here. Incredible.