Anytime large numbers of people live under the same roof, differences of opinion are bound to arise. Chances are we have all had experiences with a neighbor who was noisy, messy, or inconsiderate. As the ultimate arbiters, condo management companies have to ride the fine line of allowing each tenant a certain amount of personal freedom while also remaining sensitive to the complaints of others.
For solving disputes, property managers suggest talking with the offender personally first, but only when you have had time to think calmly about your complaint. If you are met with understanding, there won’t be a need to go any further. If the person proves difficult, the next step would be to look in your condo guidelines handbook and try to find a specific rule that your neighbor is breaking.
Lastly, if you cannot find such a rule, or if your complaint is truly unique, writing a letter to the management board explaining your case in a logical, unemotional way could convince them to contact the offender directly and ask them to resolve the issue.
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