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Tips for Being a Good Neighbor

Living in a forest woods condo can be a dream come true, especially without the usual homeowner worries about the roof leaking or the furnace breaking. But you do still have many responsibilities. In fact, living in an apartment or condo might be a bit more complicated due to the limited amount of space between other tenants. However, with just a little bit of courtesy, you can easily maintain a good relationship with your neighbors.

First of all, it’s a good idea to be friendly towards the other tenants. You don’t really need to get to know everyone, but simply greeting them with a friendly “hello” will do wonders. In addition, by creating friendly relationships, you will have an easier time interacting with them in the future in case any concerns/questions come up. Take the time to get to know the management and the employees. It’s a good idea to keep the lines of communication open if you need maintenance at any time. Make sure that you take part in the discussion board or tenant portal of the condo. Making sure that others know who you are is one of the first steps in creating a relationship.

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When you’re entering/exiting your unit, you should be soft-spoken. Make sure that you walk softly in hallways and in stairwells, especially when you’re leaving or getting home during the wee hours. If your unit has wood floors, it’s a good idea to leave your shoes off until you get ready to leave and then take them off when you return. Carefully close doors behind you, especially the main doors to the building or your unit. Never allow doors to slam shut on their own. One of the most common complaints that are reported to apartment/condo managers is the noise level- so be aware of how much noise you are making in your own apartment.

Finally, be aware of- and follow- all of the apartment rules regarding parking and use of the public areas. You don’t want to be known as the resident nuisance.