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Don't Be THAT Neighbor! 5 Golden Rules for Apartment Residents

December 29, 2015

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At Springs Apartments communities, our team works hard to make your resident experience as comfortable and pleasant as possible. Our apartment homes are well-constructed, with individual entries and no internal hallways, so you have more peace and privacy than in many other communities.

We also take pride in having considerate and cooperative residents who foster a true sense of community with their courteous behavior. Follow these simple tips and you will be the type of neighbor you would appreciate.

1. Offer a Friendly Greeting

When you pass other residents on the grounds, smile and say hello. This act is contagious, and people will usually respond in kind. Eventually you may find that these encounters lead to small talk and friendships, but even if they don't, they will definitely create a sociable atmosphere.

2. Respect Common Areas

Although rare, sometimes residents forget to pick up after themselves in the clubhouse and around the pool. We’re sure that bothers you as much as it does us. Don't submit others to the same irritations. Please clean up after yourself and allow fellow residents to enjoy our many amenities as well. And don’t forget to pick up after your pets, too.

3. Maintain Patios and Balconies

Patios and balconies may not be common areas, but they are visible to other residents. Nobody likes an eyesore in their neighborhood, so keep your patio or balcony tidy and free of garbage or stored items.

4. Be a Responsible Pet Owner

Make sure you clean up after your dog and keep him well cared for so he's not barking all day and through the night. It's hard to believe, but not everyone loves your pet the way you do. When the two of you are out for a walk, maintain control so he's not approaching others who may not welcome his attention.

5. Handle Differences Politely and Tactfully

Everyone has their own tastes and opinions, so there is a good chance you may find yourself in conflict with a neighbor at one point or another. Anger and defensiveness never solves anything. Approach them calmly and explain the problem in neutral terms. If you can't reach them in person, leave a polite note. People can't be expected to know there's an issue if you don't communicate with them.

If you do find yourself in a situation with no easy resolution, our Springs Apartment communities teams are dedicated to maintaining the well-being of both tenants and grounds. Please contact any member of our Springs team if you need help with a situation.  

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