meh i see way too much arson in this city to find the humor in it...
And yes, the contract does say that after 8pm there is a reasonable expectation of quiet... but to me a 10 second beeping at about 50-60db isnt unreasonable. HOWEVER it says nothing about fines or anything of the like... all it says is that more than 2 police complaints for noise will result in eviction procedings. She did pass a flyer around a month ago stating that they were going to implement fines for things (noise, cars parked outside of the lines, kids playing outside (yes, this is actually against the lease) but my feeling is she can pass out all the flyers she wants, if it isnt in the contractual agreement that i signed, i dont have to pay ****.
And for the record like i said 90% of the tenants are seniors... the landlord has stated to me on a few occasions when i went to pay rent that she was "surprised i didnt destroy the place like every other young tenant". Seems like to me she doesnt wanna rent to young people and is just looking for an excuse to throw me out.
I just have little sympathy for people that treat the fire and police departments like crap and then whine and cry the second they need something.
Most modern technology requires back and forth communication to work- pagers don't send, they only receive. Gives better battery life and gives better chance of them working in more situations. You get the odd occasional slightly corrupt message, but I've seen them still work in areas that mobile phones don't. They also don't need to send any info back so they're perfect for what they're being used for.
She did pass a flyer around a month ago stating that they were going to implement fines for things (noise, cars parked outside of the lines, kids playing outside (yes, this is actually against the lease) but my feeling is she can pass out all the flyers she wants, if it isnt in the contractual agreement that i signed, i dont have to pay ****.
I don't believe that has any more legality than me sending PMs to knuckleheads stating that, if I find the need to give them an infraction, I will also fine them $50. I've encountered this before, and a lot of people really get spooked at the notion of having to deal with legal repercussions, and are thus cowed into silence, even though there are no repercussions.
If you signed a contract that contained a clause for the land lord to fine you, you are probably on the hook. If not, only a judge can fine you. Not the land lord, not a lawyer, just a judge.
I will just assume you were trying to make a silly joke. The jokes on me because I took the bait, right?
Originally Posted by Violet Fashion by Mindy
People still have pagers?
Only in broken capitalistic societies.
Back on topic. Quite a bit of good advice in here. I think Flagg gave the most reasonable advice If it were me, I would check the laws regarding renting and reread the terms of lease for your own benefit. If all else fails explain to her (if she hasn't already realized) what you do. Have her give you PROOF that your pager is disturbing others other than a verbal complaint. I would even tell my employer or those who I volunteer with the problem you are facing. They may even be able to pass that along to the city, or atleast have it noted. Document everything because you never know when push comes to shove.
Is this the only neighbor that complains? Do you have others living near you who could be a witness? How long has this complainer lived near you? I assume you've never had an issue with the apartment complex before?
Makes me wonder if this lady just has an issue with you for what ever reason.
Whenever I'm back home, I sometimes have to mitigate problems between tenants living in buildings owned by my parents. I try to be a cool guy most of the time and be considerate of my tenants' needs. It sucks that your landlord is a bitch.