May a landlord evict a tenant because others in the building are disturbed by loud and violent arguments between the tenant and the tenant’s romantic partner?

Rhode Island fair housing law prohibits a landlord from evicting a tenant solely because the tenant is a victim of domestic abuse.  However, if the tenant fails to take reasonable measures to avoid disturbing the other tenants, such as phoning the police, obtain a restraining order, or refusing to allow the attacker to keep returning to the rental property, the landlord may legally evict the tenant.

See RIGL 34-37-2, 34-18-24(7.

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