Being a Good Neighbour
We actively encourage our tenants to be good neighbours. Most residents live in harmony most of the time. However, we realise that living in close proximity to others can cause some difficulties.
In general, we would ask all of our residents to be considerate of others, and treat each other as you would expect to be treated. Many of you will be aware we have a number of vulnerable members living in our community, and we would ask you to be mindful of this. Checking on a neighbour takes a couple of minutes and can make all the difference.
Noted below are some of the common issues that arise most often in relation to anti-social behaviour. Here is some advice on how to overcome these:
- Be aware of your volume levels late at night.
- When having a party or barbeque, remember your neighbours - let them know beforehand or better yet invite them! Most people are willing to accept more noise if they know when the music will end.
- Stand washing machines/ spin dryers on a solid floor or place on a carpet/ rubber mat to reduce vibration. If people live below you, fit carpets and underlay.
- Close doors gently, don't slam them.
- Carry out noisier operations during the day.
- Let your neighbours know beforehand if you are carrying out works that will generate a level of noise.
- Try not to leave dogs unattended for long periods of time.
- Keep pets under control and keep all areas clean and tidy.
- When walking your dog pick up and appropriately dispose of any dog fouling.
- Please remember that you have to apply for permission when considering bringing a pet into the home. This is outlined in the Tenancy Agreement.