I have been a occupant of my current residence since September of this year. During this time, I have continued to have repeated noise disturbances from the tenants above. I have documented, written letters, spoke with them and numerous contacts with the manager all without resolve.
Late evening on December 20th, I called the manager telling her that the noise is unbearable and to come to witness it. She declined and said to call back another time. The very next day, that morning I called the manager again and said that I cannot live like this and asked for the option of mutually opting out of the lease. Early that afternoon, the tenant above, who has no life and is 19, had started to taunt and pound over the me. I pounded back and said that he needed to stop. He just became worse and I lost it. I proceeded to yell and the next thing I knew, the police was at my door. The law was called on me. I called the manager and tried to tell her that I contacted you about this and she said there will be a note on my door and hung up.
The note said that since she called the police due to my yelling, I need to vacate on or before Jan. 1 2006.
Is this legal? According to my lease and State, I live in South Dakota, it clearly states that I am entitled to quiet enjoyment. In 4 months, I have patiently gone through proper procedure with documentation etc. Didn't they break the lease by not fulfilling their end of the contract? And is it legal for them to take the law in their own hands by asking me to leave? According to my lease which is a yearly lease, it says a 30 day notice is required by both parties. Does my "venting" give the manager the cause to do this?
Any info is appreciated. Thanks.