can my friends be evicted?
Here's a question - I have a friend who lives in N. California (Bay Area). She has two young children (girls), and rents a condo. She used to rent the unit next door to me, but recently moved to another unit in the complex owned by the same person. When they lived next to me, we did occasionally notice some noise caused by her children running up and down the stairs or playing. It wasn't too bad, and generally ended pretty early in the evening.
Anyway, her new neighbor is an older, single woman, who apparently isn't fond of kids. She has raised an unbelievable stink to the owner, and the condo association about the noise and disturbance caused by these kids. Since I lived right next to them for about 6 months, I know that it's not that bad, and the playing usually ends before 8 or 9pm.
The neighbor has become so enraged and vocal about this, that she finally has worn the owner down, and convinced her tell my friend and her kids to leave.
So, my question. Is this legal? Can they be evicted due to loud kids? I believe they are on a month-to-month lease, so does the owner even need to provide any reason to evict?
Just curious.... I'm sure many of you have been on the other side of the fence on this, and have had loud neighbors. But these are really just sweet little girls playing. My wife and I barely noticed it, and we shared a common (thin) wall.