How to be a Good Neighbor and a Successful Tenant
The key to being a good neighbor and a successful tenant is respect.
Respect Your Neighbors
- Keep the noise down from music, conversations, parties and arguments
- Don’t park in your neighbor’s parking place.
- Don’t litter on the property (parking lots, common greens, laundry areas, etc.)
- Put your trash in the designated area
- Limit large gatherings of people in and out of your apartment/house to reasonable hours.
- Supervise your children/teens in and around the property
If you are having a problem with a neighbor, try first to resolve the situation peacefully with the neighbor. If that doesn’t work, report the problem to the landlord for resolution. If a crime is involved, report the incident to the police.
Respect the Rules, Policies and Procedures of Your Landlord
- Comply with all lease requirements
- Pay your rent on time
- Be a good neighbor
Respect Your Own House or Apartment
- Keep your house or apartment clean
- Don’t damage the unit, like putting holes in the walls
- Don’t leave trash strewn about
- Call for repair or replacement if something is broken
If you treat your neighbors and your landlord as you would like to be treated, your rental experience will be positive!