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Thursday, April 16, 2015
Legal Definitions - N
A to Z Blogging Challenge. My topic is LEGAL DEFINITIONS EXPLAINED IN PLAIN [AND HOPEFULLY HUMOROUS] ENGLISH.
Notice – The official document requiring the tenant to perform, or cease performing, certain actions. The most common notice is a Notice to Pay Rent or Surrender Possession. Others include Notice of Termination of Tenancy and Notice to Perform Covenants or Surrender Possession. That last one can include the requirements to (1) remove unauthorized occupants or pets, (2) remove abandoned cars from the parking area, (3) cease smoking marijuana in the common areas, (4) cease playing heavy metal rock “music” at all hours of the day and night, and (5) “cease the loud, rhythmic thumping and moaning sounds emanating from your apartment, which disturb the quiet enjoyment of the other residents.” Yes, my firm did serve that last notice once, because the noise was so loud it not only disturbed the quiet enjoyment of other residents in the same complex, but residents of the neighboring complexes were also complaining.
Nuisance – The unreasonable, unwarranted, or unlawful use of property which causes inconvenience or damage to others. Some examples in an eviction context are included in notice above. Most of the time, the tenants causing the nuisance are seriously disrupting the quiet enjoyment of the other residents in the apartment community. Sometimes, however, individual residents are overly-sensitive to the personality quirks of others. I mean, seriously people, this is an APARTMENT COMPLEX. If you want to live in complete peace and solitude, join a convent or a monastery.