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Filtering Out Noisy Neighbors During Your Initial Apartment Search

April 26, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 202

Most apartment renters often complain that their upstairs neighbors, or neighbors that share an adjoining wall on either side are playing their music too loud, walking to heavily, or screaming too much at their spouse, children, or friends. This can certainly be frustrating, and since it is such a common problem, it is something that should be avoided at all costs, particularly during your initial apartment search. I'm here to tell you that this can be avoided, and it is much simpler to avoid than you think.

The best time to search for an apartment is when people are home. Take a drive into the community at night, or on the weekend when everyone is home. When you take a tour of the apartment community and you've discovered which units are available, you'll really be able to get a feeling for the type of person who will be living next to you. Introduce yourself to your potential neighbor prior to moving in, if at all possible, because when they can put a face to their neighbor, they're more likely going to respect your quiet enjoyment than if they didn't even know you existed.

It's important, though, that during your apartment search you drive into the community without the presence of the leasing staff, because most renters are on their best behavior when the leasing staff is around, and are more likely to cause disturbances once the management team has left the area. Listen for barking dogs, look for people out walking around, and most of all, see which apartments are vacant. If you can move into an apartment that has many vacancies around it, you're more likely to enjoy peace and quiet, at least for the time being. Of course, this isn't without it's flaws, because in the apartment business, people are constantly moving in and out, and your neighbors could be entirely different even after you've already moved in. But, with that said, in most cases, as long as you do your research during your initial apartment search, you're more likely going to enjoy your apartment experience without noisy neighbors.

In the end, you can always let the management staff know if someone is bothering you, because your complaint will be kept anonymous, and you won't be retaliated against for your concern. Besides, it's really the job of the management staff to make sure the apartment community is happy, and able to enjoy their apartments.

I've worked at apartment communities, and I've lived in them. Do your homework during the initial apartment search, to avoid costly mistakes. Also, when you've found apartments for rent that interest you, be sure that your neighbors respect your peaceful enjoyment rights!

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