Noise is among the most common complaints you’ll hear as a landlord of multi-family properties. You can do your very best to avoid tenants who make lots of noise by having them fill out a simple rental application and complete a screening process. This weeds out many potential noisemakers.
However, it won’t take care of all of them. Tenants often don’t realize that they’re being loud, or perhaps their simple party got out of hand. Here are some things you can do as a landlord to handle noise complaints.
Common noise complaints
You’ll probably get noise complaints relating to:
- Party noise
- Children crying
- Loud music or television
- Heavy walking, stomping, or running
- Outside gathering noise
- Children playing or running
- Tenants talking in the hall
- Barking dogs or screeching cats
In some cases, the noise is indeed excessive and should be stopped. In others, the complainer is being a little …