Internet Slams Redditor for Trying to Evict Neighbor With Kids for Being 'Loud'

A Redditor has gone viral on the platform after sharing a recent conflict with their next-door neighbors, a family with two small children to the "Am I the A**hole" forum. According to them, the kids are too loud, and they want them to be evicted—despite the fact that the family owns their own unit.

The post has since generated over 8,000 upvotes and 2,600 comments at the time of writing, with readers heavily criticizing the Redditor's position.

Typically, property owners cannot be evicted from homes that they own, the only major exception being in foreclosure cases, where the bank repossessed one's property.

Meanwhile, there are specific conditions that must be met in order to evict a tenant who's renting from a landlord. These stipulations might include failing to pay rent, violating the terms of one's lease, or engaging in criminal activity on the property, according to Apartments.com.

According to the anonymous Redditor, known as u/Busy_Swan_7499, they "recently moved in an apartment complex," next door to a family of four. "The kids seem to be young, one is clearly a baby and the older one [is] possibly under the age of [three]," said the Redditor.

The frustrated tenant added that "the family also apparently owns their own apartment and they don't rent."

The living situation has been challenging so far, as the kids are "very loud" and "play a lot all day long"—however, the Redditor noted that the noise stops "during quiet hours," which span from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. and 2-5 p.m.

"I don't know how they manage to keep them quiet during quiet hours but the rest of the day it's a nightmare," they explained. The Redditor said that they've left notes on the family's door "multiple times," hoping that the parents would stop their kids from playing "out of respect for the neighbors."

"The mom knocked on my door and [apologized] for the noise but said that they're kids and it's normal for them to play and be loud...as long as they're quiet during quiet hours," they wrote. The mom also said that "she shouldn't be expected to tie them down on a bed to keep them quiet all day long."

When the Redditor objected again to the noise, the mom reportedly suggested that they move to "a complex that does not allow children."

"I thought it was ridiculous [for] me to be the one...told to move out instead of them trying to be more respectful," they wrote. "I contacted my landlord and asked if I [could] do something to evict the family. He said that's not possible since they comply by the [complex's] rules." Additionally, the landlord confirmed that "there's nothing [they] can do" because the family owns their house.

Readers appeared quick to side with the neighbors, as many took issue with the Redditor's "selfish logic."

"Kids are loud. People are loud. They're not breaking any rules, and if you need silence, go buy yourself a single family house in a rural area," wrote u/yourlittlebirdie in a comment upvoted over 22,000 times. "Trying to evict a family for your own personal comfort is a massively AH thing to do."

"Wanting to throw out a family because you have an issue makes you an a**hole. An entitled a**hole, whose needs supersede all others," echoed u/Shiny_Littlefoot. "I have news for you, love: the world does not revolve around you. Grow up."

Some, however, doubted that the post was legitimate. "This has to be fake. No normal person could think it's unreasonable for small children to laugh, throw toys on the floor or play kids songs," commented u/LadyGreyIcedTea.

While the comments almost universally sided with the Redditor's neighbors, there were a handful of dissenters. "NTA for exploring your options," said u/prissypants9505. "Unfortunately, you're going to have to be the one to move if you want some peace and quiet."

Newsweek reached out to u/Busy_Swan_7499 for comment.

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On Wednesday, a Redditor went viral after revealing that they wanted their neighbors evicted for being too "loud." Apartments in Manchester, England. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images