I am afraid of being wrongfully evicted: Advice?

I need advice. I’m afraid of being evicted wrongfully. I live in a two-bedroom apartment with my fiancé and baby girl, who is 18months. We just moved on Dec 6th. Our downstairs neighbor is horrid… the first day we arrived her was late (3 am, we just had gotta back from the airport) and we get a knock at our door about the noise. This time I understand, it was late! The next day he bothers us (3) times… And my man wasn’t home; he was at work, and I was watching tv as my baby played. He comes banging very abruptly, and I didn’t answer, it scared me. He then went to my fiancé’s work and asked to complain of noise, and then he called my fiancé’s store and asked why I didn’t answer the door. Mind you; every complaint is before 6 pm. It isn’t late, and no, he isn’t on an opposite schedule. We went to the apartment office about it, and a few days after, he shows up to my fiancé’s working telling him it’s on basically… and now he’s calling the police, over my daughter being a baby and just playing. She mostly plays in the living room, not bedrooms, just to be safe. She goes to bed at 8:30, ok every day. I’m so afraid we’ll end on the streets. Is he going to the office to report us, I guess?

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Why don’t you go talk to the office about him?

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I doubt you’d get evicted over that. It’s not late night and your neighbor sounds crazy and stalkerish. :grimacing:

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Let him call the police. Then file harrassment.

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They can’t evict you over that. You can however make a harassment claim in your neighbor.

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I would talk to management again and file a formal complaint. I feel like you could even go to the police for harrassment cuz him showing up at your fiance’s works is scary. How does he even know where he works? I would take legal action for sure

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I won’t ever live on a top floor of an apartment again. We moved into an apartment years ago and was told noise was fine as long as it wasn’t after the quiet hours of the complex. The guy below us was a student from another country who thought he was entitled to peace and quiet 24/7. He threatened us, threw rocks at our window, intimidated me when it was just me and the kids and more. We wrote complaints about him but he made sure to always do the same about us and the apartment ended up kicking us out. It was the worst experience of my life

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How the fuck does he know where your fiance works? That’s harassment and your fiance can file a police report and can get an order of protection barring him from coming to his place of work. Also go speak to your landlord yourself and explain how this person in being unreasonable. Police aren’t going to do anything unless you are making excessive noise like having a party after hours.

Keep the office in the loop about it because he sounds crazy, also he can be evicted for harassment of other tenets so just make sure to keep the office updated on the antics trust me most rental offices have dealt with situations similar before and will be able to handle it :heart: good luck

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I had an issue several years back with my downstairs neighbors threatening and harassing me bc they could hear my chihuahuas running around and claimed it sounded like I was moving furniture. He cane up and threatened me twice. I went to the office and they sided with me bc like yours it wasn’t during late quiet times and they’re 10lb dogs so how loud can they be? Also the neighbors across the hall from me complained about them bc they were threatening me and causing a disturbance. The office put a note on their door to stop harassing me within 10 days or they would be evicted. They ended up moving out on their own within a few weeks.

Him showing up at your husband’s work is harassment. The police will side with you so let him call. He sounds psychotic.

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Send your husband to have a man to man…

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Can’t evict because of kids it’s a law

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There is a certain point where that becomes harassment and he can get in a lot of trouble for that. You need to go to the office and explain exactly what he is doing as well as file a police report. He can not be going to your husbands work causing issues and as long as your not loud from 11pm to 7am your good.

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Get proof that he’s showing up at his work and calling… That’s harassment. You are not obligated to open your door for him! He sounds like a weirdo!

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your neighbor is harassing you over nothing id knock his teeth out

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Sounds like you’re dealing with a bitter old man with a lot of time on his hands. Tell your apartment manager that he’s harassing you and maybe ask if a different apartment is available so as to try avoiding his behavior. And if that doesn’t work document everything and go after him for harassment.

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Ummm call the police if he comes back to your apartment, to your fiance’s job or calls his job. You fully prosecute!

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It’s BS! Also, i don’t know how he knows where ur husband works, but that’s BS too. I would report HIM for harassment!!

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I’d file harrassment charges on him. Going to his work and disrupting how he makes a living.

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Make sure to write down or message and take screenshots any time he harasses you and then report it to your landlord. I just got out of my apartment due to a very similar situation. They had to release me from my lease because the tenant started harassing and threatening us and I told them I did not feel safe. When you tell them that they are obligated to make sure the environment is safe, whether that’s removing them or releasing you from your lease.