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Being a Good Neighbor / Successful Tenant
How to be a Good Neighbor and a Successful Tenant
The key to being a good neighbor and a successful tenant is respect.

Respect Your Neighbors
  • Keep the noise down from music, conversations, parties and arguments
  • Don’t park in your neighbor’s parking place.
  • Don’t litter on the property (parking lots, common greens, laundry areas, etc.)
  • Put your trash in the designated area
  • Limit large gatherings of people in and out of your apartment/house to reasonable hours.
  • Supervise your children/teens in and around the property
If you are having a problem with a neighbor, try first to resolve the situation peacefully with the neighbor. If that doesn’t work, report the problem to the landlord for resolution. If a crime is involved, report the incident to the police.

Respect the Rules, Policies and Procedures of Your Landlord
  • Comply with all lease requirements
  • Pay your rent on time
  • Be a good neighbor

Respect Your Own House or Apartment
  • Keep your house or apartment clean
  • Don’t damage the unit, like putting holes in the walls
  • Don’t leave trash strewn about
  • Call for repair or replacement if something is broken
If you treat your neighbors and your landlord as you would like to be treated, your rental experience will be positive!
Funding for this project was provided by:
US Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentHIV/AIDS Administration
HIV Resources Project, C/O Northern Virginia Regional Commission  3040 Williams Drive, Suite 200  Fairfax, VA 22031  703-642-4627 (Voice)  Email Us