Can my landlord break the lease with 90 days notice because my children make noise and other tenants complain about it?

My landlord wants me to move out from apartment I live with my family, I have 3 children, and the reason, as I was told is that my children make noise, and other tenants complain about it but what can I do, they are children, and they are from 2 years old to 9 years old?

Asked on March 9, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Maryland


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Whether or not your landlord can terminate your lease due to the claim that your children are too noisy and there have been complaints about them would be determined upon the content of the presumed written lease that you have for the rental. As such, I recommend that you carefully read it in that its terms and conditions control the obligations owed by you to the landlord and vice versa.

The lease may have a noise provision. Likewise, if you are on a month-to-month lease, under the law, the landlord can terminate your lease for just cause such as a noise issue that you are writing about.

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