A Tenant Was Evicted By Their Landlord In BC For Having 'Noisy' Afternoon Sex

The most awkward eviction ever.

Vancouver Staff Writer
A Tenant Was Evicted By Their Landlord In BC For Having 'Noisy' Afternoon Sex

A B.C. woman's rental tenancy was terminated by her landlords due to her noisy afternoon sex.

According to a 2016 decision from the Residential Tenancy Branch of B.C.'s Office of Housing and Construction Standards, enough was enough for a pair of landlords who tried to end their tenant's lease for making some very uncomfortable sounds.

The ruling states that one of the landlords was a retired woman who loved to garden. The male landlord worked during the week, so he would enjoy spending time on the weekends outside with the other landlord — gardening and entertaining on their patio.

However, their love for some time in the sun unfortunately collided with their tenant's afternoon delights.

The decision says that the tenant's bedroom was located right above the garage, making it a little too close for comfort for those out front and in the yard.

The tenant, a social worker, had a partner who did not live with her, but would "usually" visit on the weekends.

All was going well for over a year of tenancy, until Mother's Day 2016, when the landlords were outside in the driveway with their adult children working on a woodworking project.

That was when they all heard "the unmistakable sounds of sexual intercourse," the decision says.

According to the ruling, the noises were so loud that they actually stopped working on the project to go inside the house. This was the first, but not the last, time the loud sex noises were heard.

"The following weekend there were three similar occurrences," says the decision.

The landlord frequently gardened, which she said helped her mental health, but the noises were apparently ruining this for her.

After two consecutive weekends of these occurrences, the female landlord confronted the tenant, in what the decision says was "a very uncomfortable conversation for both of them."

The landlord also handed the noisy tenant a warning letter.

The tenant argued in her dispute that she did take measures to reduce the sex noises — like closing the windows and blinds, playing music and even "putting padding behind the headboard."

It clearly did not help, though, as the landlord served the tenant notice to end the tenancy on August 3 requiring her to move out by September 30.

It wasn't that easy, though. The tenant then filed an application for a dispute resolution on August 11, and the landlords filed one of their own on September 8.

The decision says that the tenant was "mortified and extremely upset when she received the landlords' evidence package, which consisted of a log of events since Mother's Day."

The tenant claimed she felt that the landlords were "lurking" and invading her privacy, and she had even installed a security camera.

The decision says that the landlords had a "valid reason for ending this tenancy," and granted them reimbursement from the tenant for the filing fee for their application. The tenant's application was dismissed.

In the end, the hearing was decided in favour of the landlords, and the notice to end the tenancy was upheld.

This article's cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

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