Top 6 Ways To Be A Good Neighbor
- Introduce Yourself. Whether you are new in the neighborhood or new residents have just moved in, introduce yourself.
- Consider your neighbors’ lifestyle. Get to know your neighbors – what they do for a living, what their schedules might be like, and so on. Sometimes, you can remedy problems before they even start. For example, if they work nights, quiet mornings will be important for them. If they have young children, quiet evenings will be very important to them.
- Be aware of shared walls. If you share adjacent living spaces, be mindful of noisy household appliances (television, stereo, washing machine). Be respectful as to how loud your volume is and to what hours you are using these appliances.
- Control your dog. Keep your dog on a leash. Pick up and properly dispose of your animal’s waste. A barking or whining dog is not enjoyable to others and prevents people from having a quiet peaceful environment within their apartment home. Please contact your vet or local animal organization if you are having problems controlling your dogs behavior.
- Practice parking etiquette. When you park your vehicle, be sure not to block anyone’s access. NEVER park in another resident’s assigned parking space. Utilize any visitor’s space when your assigned space is occupied and instruct anyone visiting your apartment to do the same.
- Alert your neighbor to parties. If you are planning a party, be sure to give your neighbors plenty of warning. Leave them a telephone number to contact you directly if they have any concerns.