3 ways to be a great neighbour

Apr 15, 2014

It’s important to be a good neighbour in an apartment complex. Timbercreek has outlined three easy ways to ensure you are a great neighbor - including being considerate about noise, respecting communal spaces and using our Greater Montreal communities to get to know and interact with your fellow neighbours. Timbercreek offers a wide variety of rental apartments in some of the most dynamic areas of Greater Montreal including the Plateau District and downtown Montreal.

Be Considerate About Noise
When it comes to being considerate and respectful of noise levels, it’s important to be aware of both your noise levels when entering and exiting the apartment, as well as when you are inside the apartment. When entering and exiting, avoid excessive noise in stairwells and hallways (especially first thing in the morning or late at night). Also, be careful when closing the doors behind you and avoid slamming them shut. One of the most common complaints reported to managers is excessive noise through the apartment walls. Tips to limit noise include using soft footwear (instead of boots or high heels), utilizing a carpet to muffle down the noise of kids, turning down the volume of electronics during peak periods and practicing ‘quiet time’ rules with small children.

Respect Common Areas
Depending on the layout of your apartment building, there may be certain areas that are available to all residents. These can include laundry facilities, gym, lounge areas, swimming pools, hallways, etc. Below are some tips to consider when using common facilities:

  • Be sure to never leave trash outside your door. The smell you are trying to avoid in your own apartment can easily take over the communal hallway. Instead, make sure to take out your apartment’s trash promptly.
  • If you have a party in the social or common room, be sure to cleanup afterwards.
  • Keep the laundry room clean and organized. Throw away dryer sheets, clean up any detergent spills, and try to finish your laundry as quickly as possible.
  • Don’t leave personal items where they don’t belong.
  • Be sure to clean off any communal grills and/or picnic tables if your apartment complex features an outdoor BBQ space.

Be friendly
It’s going to sound corny, but by simply being pleasant, polite and flashing a smile now and then can make living in an apartment setting much easier and more enjoyable. It’s also a good idea to get to know the property management and employees of the building. Our Greater Montreal apartments always have professional management on site. The social spaces offered in many of our apartments, such as our 222 Rue Woodstock community, feature fully equipped fitness facilities, sauna, games room, library, swimming pool, billiard room, garden terrace and more. These social spaces make for a great place to get to know and interact with your fellow residents and neighbours.

The above tips will help you and your fellow residents make the most out of apartment living. By simply being friendly, keeping the noise down and respecting common areas, apartment living is a breeze.

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