An apartment can make rules against children only if there is some type of potential danger to the children and if the rule is not too broad. Generally, rules that prohibit riding bicycles, riding scooters and skateboards, or playing with toy are illegal.
If an apartment has a rule which does not allow children to play outside during the day because other tenants are sleeping, this rule is illegal. The law states that it is a common known fact that children make noise and that adults have to put up with the noise children make as long as the children are not being unreasonably loud. Sometimes, children can be too loud. For example, if children are running around an apartment complex at midnight playing hide and go seek and screaming, then it would be reasonable to ask them to be quiet. However, rules which generally state that children must be quiet during the daylight hours are illegal.
In most cases an apartment complex cannot make rules which restrict children from playing with a ball because a window may be broken. If a child breaks a window, then it is the responsibility of that child’s parents to pay for a new window. However, the apartment is not allowed to make rules restricting children from playing with a ball because the apartment owner does not want any windows to get broken.
No. If an apartment complex has a rule indicating that teenagers cannot hang out at the pool area or in the common areas, then this rule is illegal. Teenagers are minor children so any rules directed against them for the most part are illegal.