Does right to 'quiet and peaceful enjoyment' extend to phone?
We moved into our apartment in July 2006 and are still receiving multiple phone calls for the previous tenant (who apparently ran a business out of the apartment and has the number listed in many online directories). I left a message (voicemail, haven't spoken directly to him) at what I think is his current work number, to let him know that his clients are trying to reach him at this number - and asked if he would change the numbers in the directories to his current listing. He has not called back so I am reluctant to give out the number that I think is his, first of all because I'm not sure it is his and also because I shouldn't have to be his answering service - it is his responsibility to make sure he is accessible.
The phone rings alot and it is very rarely for us. We have a machine and can screen, obviously, but is there another way to approach this, short of changing the number? Not all of the callers are clients - some are collectors and I am sure they think I am covering for him when I say we have lived here since July 2006 and that I have no connection to XXXXXXXX (either the business or the individual).