We have a 2bd/2ba large condo on the second floor of a four floor mid rise luxury condo complex. We have rented it out for many years. The recent tenant is a MD with one 2~3 years old Child, they have been renting for almost 3 years. The tenant is very good, pay on time, kept the inside neat and clean, do not play music, have no parties and they do not bother anyone. However, the first floor Homeowner directly under cannot stand ANY noise, even with children playing on top of their unit. Today, we received a complaint about noise upstairs from the homeowner below and they threaten to bring it to HOA. The problem is that the wife of the complaining party is headed on the HOA board, so we feel we will be mistreated.
I know it will be very difficult to evict such a tenant with that allegation, but what do you think our defenses should be? As part of the job, we have eviction lawyers lined up on retainer, should we spend the money to respond to this nonsense?