Neighbors

Neighbor Etiquette: Sharing Common Areas

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A good neighbor is hard to come by. But, by being one yourself, you can increase the odds that your neighbor will be one too. This is particularly true when it comes to sharing common areas in your apartment complex. Common Areas Any part of your apartment complex that you share with neighbors is considered […] read more

Relationship Advice for Dating Neighbors

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Dating neighbors is fairly common and often just plain fun. Here’s some advice to keep it fun, and keep it amicable in the event it doesn’t work out. Consider Keeping It a Fun Flirtation If you are a person who has bad breakups, or who has a hard time dealing with ex’s, consider keeping the […] read more

How to End a Romantic Relationship with Your Neighbor

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Many people end up in romantic relationships with neighbors. When that romance fades and you are contemplating a breakup, it’s especially important to end it amicably so your home neighborhood doesn’t become tense and uncomfortable.  Put the Wrongs Behind You To prepare yourself for the breakup conversation, clear your mind of any bad history. He […] read more

When to Cope or Take Action With Loud Neighbors

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Loud neighbors are a fact of life for apartment dwellers. Living in close proximity to others includes hearing your neighbors’ activities. Judgment must be used to determine whether noise falls within the expected sounds of daily life or represents excessive noise, which infringes on your rights. Sounds of Daily Living Certain types of sound are […] read more

My Neighbor Takes My Parking Spot – What Do I Do?

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Have you ever thought to yourself: “my neighbor takes my parking spot; what should I do?” When living in an apartment community, others may violate your rights. But, taking appropriate steps can correct this. Assigned Parking Dealing with parking issues requires determining whether the parking spaces in your lot are assigned. This information should be […] read more

How to Ask Your Neighbor to Get Your Mail While on Vacation

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As an apartment dweller, you may have wondered how to ask your neighbor to get your mail for you while you are on vacation. Asking for favors from someone outside your family or circle of friends can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Planning your approach and taking the right tone will increase […] read more

How to Prevent a Neighbor Dispute from Escalating

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A neighbor dispute is never fun, but they don’t have to get out of hand. As long as your neighbor is a reasonable person, you can use conflict resolution strategies to keep things under control. Here are some ideas you can employ to try to keep your neighbor dispute from escalating. 1. Apologize When It’s […] read more

How Do I Approach a Noisy Neighbor?

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Nothing makes an otherwise perfect apartment loose its appeal faster than a noisy neighbor. Unlike plumbing or electrical problems in your apartment, noisy neighbors cannot be solved by simply calling maintenance. The only way to truly resolve the issue is to approach your neighbor about the noise. Don’t let the thought intimidate you. Follow these […] read more

House Sitting for Your Neighbor: The Dos and Donts

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Your friend or neighbor has asked you to house sit, and you agree, but there are certain unwritten rules to be aware of when house sitting. Here are the do’s and don’ts of house sitting. 1 – Do Keep the Place Tidy Sometimes house sitting involves staying in the house overnight, other times, it involves just […] read more