While one may consider oneself as good neighbors, here is a checklist to see if you really are:
1. Have you become familiar to the tone of your neighbor before & immediately after you move in?
E.g.: Is your neighbor educated and humble people? Or are they closet millionaire who owns bungalows elsewhere but choose to stay in an unpretentious apartment?
2. Are you overreaching?
Consider checking with some of your neighbors regarding your viewpoint of certain people. E.g. Is a certain neighbor really an evil person? Or is it just rumors created & circulated by few self serving people?
3. Do you remember your Ps & Qs (Please and Thank You)?
Basic manners are not the order of the day, but it goes a long way especially if you are new in the neighborhood or trying to get information. Of course this will not be necessary if you are a millionaire with lots of bungalows elsewhere but choose to stay in an unpretentious apartment.
4. Have you tried communication?
In the unfortunate event when a problem arises between you & your neighbor, always try to communicate with your neighbor directly & politely. This is always the better solution. Though some of the less sensible neighbors will react in a hostile manner, but this put you in a better position.
Lastly, in the least desired case when a hostile situation had built up and became confrontational, it is always advisable to get help. If the neighbor problem persists, it may be necessary to file a formal complaint to the authorities or get advice from a lawyer. This I hope shall not happen in Sinaran Ukay Condo.
contributed by anonymous