What can I do about a tenant that is complaining about my kids?

I have been in my apartment for 2 years. I have a 10 year old and a 4 year old. My neighbor has complained to my landlord twice about my kids. She complained on a day that we were not even in town. I’m scared that I may get evicted. She also tells the landlord that my boyfriend stays with me. He visits, spends the night, and keep my kids when I’m working. We don’t party; we don’t play music; we don’t have kids over to our place. What can i do because I am scared of being evicted?

Asked on October 18, 2011 under Real Estate Law, Georgia

Answers:

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Unfortunately there is not much that you can do about a neighbor who is complaining about your children other than to do the following:

1. have a face to face meeting with this neighbor to clear the air and hoprfull resolve the situation so as to minimize the complaints by this person with respect to your children.

2. have a face to face meeting with your landlord about the situation in order to try and resolve the complaining by the neighbor. Follow up with this meeting with a written letter to the landlord for future need and reference.

Hopefully the two meetings will assist in resolving the source of your concern.

3. have a meeting with your children and boyfriend in order to address the reasons why your neighbor complains about your children.

Good luck.


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