No. A landlord cannot refuse to renew your lease simply because your kids are noisy or they play outside. Peace and quiet for the community does not allow the landlord to refuse to renew your lease. A failure to renew your lease is a violation of law. One particular court ruled that a written apartment rule which stated “Children will not be allowed to play or run around inside the building area at any time because of disturbance to other tenants or damage to building property” violated fair housing laws.
If your landlord says, “We’re not going to renew your lease because tenants are tired of all of the noise your kids make,” then this comment is illegal. You have the right to refuse to move out under such circumstances. One particular court found it illegal for a landlord to exclude children from an apartment complex because the landlord felt that children were “rowdier, noisier, more mischievous and more boisterous than adults.” Simply put, your landlord cannot refuse to renew your lease simply because he’s tired of your kids. That’s illegal.