"It's a landlord's worst nightmare: [T]he family you thought would be a great tenant turns out to be disruptive, loud, and noisy. Getting a complaint occasionally is one thing, but you've got to take care of a problem quickly if it is ongoing[,] because otherwise you'll set a standard that allows all of your tenants to be equally loud without violating the lease. Because the best communication between a landlord and tenant occur in writing, you'll want to write them a notification letter about the noise complaints you've received. You'll also want to include where in the lease the stipulation against excessive noise happens to be and what resolution a tenant can take so they aren't contacted by you again about the complaints...Most complaint letters are resolved the first time around and you don't have to worry about it again! On the other hand, your letter, which should be sent certified to verify its delivery, shows proof to a mediator or judge that you've attempted to fix the issue and offered a resolution. For extreme problems, you may also wish to consider having your signature on this letter notarized as an extra measure of assistance – especially if you're proceeding toward a likely eviction. Most of the time a tenant doesn't even realize they are causing complaints and this letter will fix the problem. If it doesn't, however, you've got a tool to help you get rid of a difficult tenant."
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