Can my landlord evict me due to neighbor complaints for my dog barking?

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar | FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney Answered 2 years ago

If the neighor is another tenant, then your dog barking may be disturbing the right to peaceful enjoyment--the right to use her space free from unreasonable disturbance--of the neighbor. A tenant may be evicted for violating the right to peaceful enjoymenbt of other tenants: for this to happen, the issue or problem must be one that would disturb the average reasonable person and the tenant must first be given a notice, or warning, that she is disturbing the peace and an opportunity to stop doing so. But if she does not, she could potentially be evicted.

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