We rent the first floor apartment of a two-flat in the city of Chicago. We have lived there since Feb. 2008, and our lease will expire at the end of this Feb. Our landlord lives in the garden apt. below us. We have two kids ? our son is three (four in May) and our daughter will be a year old in March.
Our son has temper tantrums (not unusual for his age) and on Saturday our landlord left a voicemail on my husband?s phone (we just heard the message today) saying that it was really loud.
It isn?t the first time he?s made comments, but as I mentioned our son is three years old, and unless we give in every time he wants something, he?s going to have times when he pitches a fit. My question, if anyone might know, is whether the noise that my son makes would be grounds for him to (legally) refuse to renew our lease? (Aside from this, we are good tenants ? we go to bed early, no loud tv or music, no parties, pay our rent on time, etc. )