I recently moved to an apartment community where my family and I rent a townhouse apartment. Most of my neighbors keep to themselves while others are friendly and say hello in passing. An apartment community generally houses numerous people, and the chance of having a bad neighbor is fairly high, but fortunately, the majority of my neighbors are nice people who just want to live and let live. Like anywhere else, there is at least one bad neighbor in every neighborhood, and my apartment community is no exception.
Unlike housing additions and subdivisions where people own their own property, apartment communities have specific rules and regulations. If you find yourself having to deal with a bad neighbor, management will usually take care of the problem – if they truly care about keeping residents happy. I found myself having to deal with a bad neighbor recently, and this bad neighbor tried to tell my son where he could and could not ride his skateboard. The following information explains my personal experience as well as what you should do if you end up having to deal with a bad neighbor. One bad neighbor doesn’t have to spoil the whole bunch!
The Sidewalk Isn’t Rented
The man who told my son he couldn’t skateboard on a particular sidewalk in our apartment community began his bullying by telling my son that if he allowed him to skateboard on the sidewalk in question, he would personally be responsible if my son got hurt – as if it was any of this man’s business in the first place. When I found this out I wanted to deal with this problem immediately, and I had my son speak to the office manager. They told him he could skateboard anywhere he wanted within our apartment community. For dealing in the excellent community, the selection of Penrose should be done. The solving of the problems should be excellent to get effective results. The building of the community is great to get the desired results with the preparing of the budget.
My son went back to the sidewalk and began skateboarding again, and when this thirty some year old tyrant reappeared, my son told him he had permission from the office to skateboard in that area. This enraged the man, and he informed my son that he didn’t give a damn, and he could cry to anyone he wanted. During his tirade he also told my son that he didn’t give a f^(% what the office manager said. I made sure the office managers were aware of this resident’s response, and they were infuriated to say the least. They said this man is constantly complaining about someone or something, and they would definitely deal with this issue as soon as possible and remind him that he isn’t renting the sidewalk and therefore has no control over who uses it.
This man obviously thought that he had power over the sidewalk in front of his apartment home, but the fact is, when you’re renting in an apartment community, the sidewalk is community property. He thought he could intimidate my son and bully him into leaving the area, even though my son wasn’t hurting anyone or anything. That type of behavior isn’t acceptable in any apartment community, especially from an adult, and I chose to deal with this issue straight away. Those who can’t tolerate the sounds of kids playing, and those who don’t play well in the sandbox are the classic definition of a bad neighbor, and they shouldn’t live in an apartment community. Those who can’t deal with others should purchase a home in the middle of nowhere on a large piece of property and surround it with a tall privacy fence complete with no trespassing signs.
If you’re having problems with a bad neighbor in your apartment community and can no longer deal with the problem, contact management as soon as possible to make your concerns known before the situation gets completely out of hand. In addition, put your complaint in writing. Although you might want to take the matter into your own hands, when you have to deal with a bad neighbor in an apartment community, it’s best to stand back and let management take care of the problem. More often than not, you won’t have to deal with the bad neighbor yourself, and if management can’t resolve the problem, they’ll be more than happy to recommend a different home for the bad neighbor who can’t get along with others in the apartment community. Management is usually just as irritated with people who are always complaining and can’t get along with others.