Sample letter to send to your neighbour You may not be aware, but I/We are being affected by the accumulation of rubbish that has built up on your property.
As part of Clean India Mission, the City Municipal Corporation has installed warning boards at many places asking people not to dump solid waste or garbage in the open drains. Violators will be liable to a spot fine of ₹ 200.
The warnings boards are installed near major open drains in residential areas and arterial roads. Pamphlets are also pasted on the Corporation vehicles that removed garbage from all the 60 wards. Currently, residents and commercial establishments dispose of garbage at the nearby bins and also handover to the workers who come to each household.
However, many continue to dump the garbage, mostly plastic, in the open drains. Since drains are not desilted regularly, during rainy season sewage mixes with rainwater and flows on the road.
Despite warning, the residents and establishments continue to violate it. Hence, the Corporation has decided to levy spot fine on the violators.
Officials said that they would be monitoring the public and if violations found, spot fine would be levied on them. They asked the public to cooperate with the civic body in ensuring sanitation.
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VIOLATION NOTICE. $50 FINE. To avoid paying a $50 fine, you must pickup all un-containerized household garbage outside your residence and store it in a.
This story is from November 5, 2017
TNN | Updated: Nov 5, 2017, 11:20 IST
People are messy. However, if your tenant’s messes are getting out of control, you should bring it to their attention.
It’s one thing for a tenant to have some trash on their patio, but it’s another for them to have mold growing in the rental as a result of a filthy lifestyle. If the tenant has simply gotten a bit lazy, you should send a polite letter asking them to clean up. If the situation is a bit more extreme, then you may have to send the tenant a notice to clean up or quit the premises.
Technically, landlords can’t go around telling tenants how and when to clean. You need a valid reason to confront them. If you suspect that the tenant is violating health or fire codes, or causing damage to themselves, the property, or other people, then you should investigate immediately. Schedule a unit inspection, giving proper notice to the tenant, and investigate. (Keep in mind that certain states, like California, prohibit landlords from conducting general inspections.) Here are some indications of an issue that should be addressed:
The best way to prevent dirty, messy behavior is by having a thorough lease. It is imperative that you include clauses in the lease that outline rules for the maintenance and upkeep of the property. Tenants need to have an incentive to be clean; having consequences and legal grounds for their failure to comply will make things much easier. Here is an example of a “Cleaning Clause.”
CLEANING. Tenant(s) is responsible for cleaning all areas of the Premises, including but not limited to, living room, dining room, kitchen, hallways, laundry room, bedrooms, closets, bathrooms, outdoor walkways, and parking spaces. To prevent the infestation of rodents and insects, Tenants must remove any collected trash and food waste from the Premise at least once a week. Carpets and rugs must be vacuumed at least once a week. Hardwood floors or Tiles must be swept once a week. Bathrooms must be cleaned regularly, and as frequently as needed, to prevent the formation of mold and mildew. If Tenant(s) does not clean adequately and regularly, Tenant(s) will be liable for reasonable cleaning charges – including charges for cleaning carpets, draperies, furniture, walls, etc. that are soiled beyond normal wear (that is, wear or soiling that occurs without negligence, carelessness, accident, or abuse). Landlord reserves the right to hire a recurring Professional Cleaning/Maid Service if Tenant(s) are not keeping the Premises in clean/sanitary order at Landlord’s own judgment. This expense will be the responsibility of the Tenant(s).
You may also add more specific tasks to the clause regarding the maintenance of the premises. For instance, special instructions about trash removal or protocol for damaged appliances can be included.
Every circumstance is different. If you have reason to believe that a tenant’s cleanliness (or lack thereof) is causing harm, you need to talk to them. In the instance of hoarding, it is important to review the Fair Housing Act. Hoarding is considered a mental disorder and a disability. Therefore, you are not allowed to evict a tenant because of hoarding, as it would be discrimination. However, there are other reasons for evicting a hoarding tenant, such as lease or fire code violations.
If the tenant is violating certain rules and regulations, but you don’t want to outwardly evict them, send them a polite letter. Here is a sample letter to a tenant, asking them to clean the unit. You may customize it as necessary:
It has come to the attention of management that you are not living up to your obligations outlined in Section ____ of the lease agreement. This correspondence shall serve as an official request to correct the aforementioned deficiency within 7 calendar days.
Here are some friendly lease violation reminders:
The unit must be clean, with no signs of trash, spoiled food, or mold.
There must be no overwhelming, unpleasant odors.
Appliances must be clean and in working condition.
No trash or debris should be in the outdoor area. Landscaping must also be upkept (i.e. no excessive weeds or fallen leaves).
A management inspection of your apartment has been scheduled for ____ . Failure to comply with this request could result in breach of lease proceedings. If any lease violations have been discovered upon the inspection, you may be subject to paying for damages or cleaning services. If the unit is in poor condition, you may also receive a notice to clean up or quit the premises.
Thank you for your prompt attention in advance. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Illegal dumping includes items such as bags of rubbish, garden waste, building Throwing a soft drink can, takeaway food packaging or plastic from a car. Before issuing a compliance notice, Council will invite the offending person to " show.
Your neighbors have complained that your dog is creating a nuisance. Possibly you have not read paragraph 11 of your rental agreement, which clearly states that pets are not allowed. Please remove your dog from the premises by this weekend, Saturday, March 9, 2019.
It has come to my attention that you are parking your car in front of the garbage dumpster. As you may have noticed, a sign is posted on the dumpster reading, "No parking." Please refrain from parking there again so the city can gain access to the dumpster. I expect you will correct the situation at once.
It has come to my attention that you have been dumping your used motor oil in the apartment dumpster. This is not only in violation of your rental agreement (paragraph 19: "tenant agrees to make appropriate and timely use of garbage disposal facilities"), but it is a ticketable offense in this city. In the future, please dispose of your motor oil and other hazardous materials in the manner described in the enclosed Sanitation Authority pamphlet. Failure to comply will result in your eviction, and possible citation. I trust that this has been a simple oversight, and that this problem will be solved with no further action.
According to your contract, no smoking is allowed inside your apartment. This is to give everyone living in Doe Place a "smoke free" environment. However, your neighbors have now complained to me a second time about the smoke they smell coming from your apartment. If you are not prepared to stop smoking in the building, you will need to look for another apartment elsewhere. Should we receive another complaint, we will be forced to begin eviction proceedings against you. We hope no further action is necessary and that this will be the end of the matter.
Before moving in, you agreed to pay the deposit in three monthly installments of $200 each. You have now been living in the apartment for two months, and although you have paid the rent, you have made no payments on the deposit. I must receive a cashier's check for $400 by the 31st of the month, or I will be forced to take legal action against you. I look forward to receiving your check.
"Dear Residents, We have received numerous complaints in regards to trash being thrown all over the dumpster grounds throughout the.