1. Talk to your neighbor. Sometimes people aren’t aware that they’re doing something to bother you. Starting a face-to-face conversation to express your concerns can many times clear it up before it goes any further. Your approach to the situation can “make or break” the outcome. Some tips we suggest include:
- Assume the other person is unaware of the problem.
- Use problem-solving phrases, such as “How do you suggest we approach this?” or “I think I have a solution.”
- Don’t let the issue fester. If you bring your concern to the table, try to come to a resolution before your leave. Situations tend to get worse when one or both parties overthink it.
- If possible, avoid discussing your issue with other HOA members. Getting too many people involved can make it harder to solve in the long run.
5. Destruction of HOA common areas or property. If you witness a neighbor intentionally destroying HOA common property, bring it to the attention of your community manager or HOA board.
We hope you find this information helped. Our HOA communities are wonderful places to live and we strive to keep them that way!