Real estate Q&A: What can we do about loud, partying neighbors?
Q: We live next door to a house that has recently turned into a busy short-term vacation rental. The guests party to all hours outside in the pool and otherwise misbehave. We tried speaking to the owner and even calling the police. Nothing works. What can we do? — TracyQ: Our neighbors are very loud. They yell and play loud music at all hours. We have asked them to tone it down and complained to the city to no avail. How do we end this torture? — JasmineA: Everyone has the right to enjoy their property, but they do not have the right to do so in a way that stops their neighbors from having the...
Buyers and renters are moving into homes without seeing them first
PHILADELPHIA — Bryan Locasale listed one of his rental properties in Philadelphia’s Callowhill neighborhood last week on Zillow. Twenty minutes later, a woman contacted him about it. In an hour and a half, she submitted an application. Within 36 hours, she had signed the lease, and the place was hers.His new tenant, he said, never saw the place in person.She had, instead, remained at home in Fishtown during the stay-at-home order mandated by the coronavirus pandemic and studied his listing. He credited the unusually fast deal largely to the pictures a previous tenant with a knack for photograp...
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