Keep Neighbors in the Good Books of Tenants – A Tip for Landlords

A tenant comes to look at a property, check every aspect of it, enjoys talking to the property manager, even gets convinced and decides to crack the deal. Likewise, the owner looks happy and the property manager finally bags in a good tenant. Well, at this juncture, if the manager thinks that his job is done and dusted just because he has shown his ability to convince the tenant, believe it or not, it’s just too early. Well, making the tenant happy initially is not the actual deal. What is more important is to ensure that the tenant is contented enough to extend his stay, and to make this happen, a crucial thing is to help him build good terms with the neighbors.

The biggest advantage of keeping a good relationship between the tenant and his neighbors is that the community stays a lot happy. In fact, people living around also feel that they safe since there is a lot of peace around. Well, tables may turn when tenants prove to be bad that will automatically make neighbors come up with complaints and objections. However, vice versa can also be true and things then might go out of hand. In other words, you will never know when conflicts will take the form of violent eruptions. So, before all that happens, the property manager and the landlord must be smart enough to take all these into consideration and sustain peace around the property.


Both the landlord and the property manager must be skillful enough to keep all such factors away that may give rise to tension. Take a look at a few such factors that will sustain a lifetime bond between a tenant and the neighbors:

  • Be alert and proactive – Taking proper care of the tenant falls among the key responsibilities of property managers. Unless you are alert as to what problems they are facing with their neighbors or you are not interested to know whether your tenants are happy to stay here or not, you will not be projected as someone whom tenants can reply upon. The more you care about them, the more confident they would be in ensuring that they have someone by their side to resolve their problems.
  • Keep pets under control – If you think you are not going to allow tenants with pets in the new property, you might lose a good number of them. So, you can always allow them to bring pets on, and accordingly, you have to formulate all such rules and regulations that will not hamper the neighbors. Even if the tenants maintain all such specified rules, the neighbors might not like them. Therefore, it would be wiser to help them get introduced to their neighbors right on the day they enter the property. This would create less chances of any sort of objections or complaints.
  • Keep rules for loud noise – No one likes noisy ambiance, especially new tenants. A basic expectation of tenants is to ensure that the property where they are shifting is dominated by peace and not chaotic neighbors. So, the moment they come to discover, the problems might pop up. Therefore, it would be best to prepare a set of limitations going beyond which culprits would be penalized.
  • Stay clear of your rental policies – The major complications that raise conflicts between a property manager and his tenants are regarding rents. The logic is simple. Be straight and clear to your tenants about the rental policies. Whether you want the rent on a monthly basis or quarterly, you must get it written everything on an agreement paper signed by the tenant. If any problem arises in the long-run, for instance, failure of payment or anything similar to it, the landlord and the manager should be able to produce the agreement paper by all means.
  • Bond well with neighbors – Prior to letting the tenants come inside the property, make sure that you have a good relationship with your neighbors. Once you know your neighbors well and vice versa, it will be easier for you make your tenants build friendly relations with them. Once the tenants find that their neighbors are good and friendly, they will not create any unnecessary complications.


Now, you see what all points must be kept in mind by the landlord and the property manager to keep their tenant happy. Remember, the happier your tenant is, the better it is for property managers.