Posts Tagged ‘Neighbors’

The Disadvantages of Dating Your Neighbor

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Dating a neighbor can be tricky. While there are advantages to dating someone who lives within such close proximity, a certain amount of risk is involved. If and when things go sour, avoiding the other person will be difficult. Need more persuading as to why you should reconsider dating someone in your complex or building? […] read more

How to Handle Neighbor Complaints

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In an ideal apartment situation, neighbor complaints are rare if not nonexistent. However, it’s a fact of life that people tend not to see eye to eye at times and disagreements arise. If you’ve found yourself with a complaint from a neighbor, take the following steps to keep the situation from escalating. Step One: Hear […] read more

3 Types of Disputes Covered by Neighbor Law

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The three big areas of neighbor law that you need to know in order to defend yourself in case there’s a dispute are: tree laws, fence laws and noise laws. No one likes to fight with their neighbors, but disputes do arise with one or more neighbors threatening a lawsuit. If you’re wondering about your […] read more

How to Turn Problem Neighbors into Good Neighbors

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Have you ever wished that you could turn problem neighbors into good neighbors? Changing them to suit your tastes may seem like a fantasy; but while there are no guarantees, it won’t hurt to attempt to make your wish a reality. Step 1. Identifying the Problem Before doing anything, you must first understand the nature of the problem. […] read more

Apartment Elevator Etiquette for the New Tenant

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When you’re a new tenant, you might be oblivious to the unwritten rules of apartment elevator etiquette. No one is going to come out and tell you these rules. You’re expected to know how to treat others when using the elevator. Here are a few things you ought to know. Don’t Make Any Calls Don’t […] read more


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

High-Rise and Low-Rise Apartments Compared

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When looking for an apartment you may look at low rise apartments and high rise apartments. There are some general differences between the two that may help you narrow down your decision. For a Room With a View Choose a High Rise Apartment If you are looking for an apartment in an urban area with a […] read more

6 Scenarios to Get to Know Your Neighbors

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One of your first goals, when moving to a new apartment, should be to get to know your neighbors. Community living is part of what apartment life is all about. A typical apartment complex offers several ways to make contact with your neighbors. 1. Moving Day As stressful as moving can be, you’re bound to […] 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