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City Probes Tenant Harassment Complaints at 3111 Fourth St.

Twelve tenants lodge complaints with the City Attorney’s Office over construction noise and new "restrictive" apartment rules.

City Probes Tenant Harassment Complaints at 3111 Fourth St. City Probes Tenant Harassment Complaints at 3111 Fourth St.

The City Attorney's office is investigating a dozen complaints from tenants of an Ocean Park apartment complex who say they're subject to unbearable construction noise and new regulations that are making their lives difficult, according to the Santa Monica Daily Press.

Among the complaints are a new set of "restrictive" rules handed down in September that ban the residents at 3111 Fourth St. from storing items on their decks and patios and from smoking in their units. The tenants told the Daily Press they were also asked to pick up new keys from an off-site property management office, and were told that replacements for the new keys would cost $250.

Daily construction noise from the remodeling of vacant units is reportedly upsetting the tenants, too.

In the local newspaper, the situation at the building was described as "absolute mayhem," by Lizette Alvarado, a 15-year tenant.

Deputy City Attorney Eda Suh is asking the residents, landlord and property owner to meet with a mediator to settle the dispute, the Daily Press reported.

For the full story, click over to smdp.com.

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