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I have a graduate journalism degree from Concordia University (Montreal) and a B.A. in History and Political Science from McMaster University.

In 2000, I established my own business in Vancouver as an independent journalist and researcher. In that time, I have worked on a wide variety of projects: freelance feature and news writing for daily papers and magazines, copy editing, and research/writing for non-profit organizations.

Today I am focused on writing news and feature stories about business, resource extraction and the environment; my published works are based on my own story ideas and independent investigations.

5 Qualities of Neighbors to Consider When Searching For Rent Apartment in Hamilton City

Are you searching for rent apartment in Hamilton City? consist of several suits of rooms in one building. When looking for the best one in Hamilton, a Port City in Canada's Ontario province, you need to ensure that you rent one that has friendly neighbors. The reason is that you may have to sign contracts to live in that house, for example, for six months or one year. It means you to need to know how to check the behavior of your potential neighbors. You will be paying money in the form of rent which means you need to get value for your money. This post looks at 5 qualities that should make you know they will be good neighbors.

  • Quite Neighbors

When inspecting a for rent apartment Hamilton, you need to ensure you listen to how loud the existing neighbors are playing their music. It's their right to play music or hold parties.

However, they need to be considerate of others. They should also close their doors in a silent away and avoid yelling in the corridors. Check if the apartment has rules regarding such activities.

  • Help One Another

Although it's not a must, friendly neighbors will team up and help one another in an apartment. The reason is that some have shared amenities such as laundry rooms. You may also misplace your key, which means you may need to ask for their keys to the facilities.

They should be willing to team with others to speak with the caretaker or owner. That's in the case of issues such as maintenance problems. One way to know if they assist one another is by asking one of the tenants during pre-visits.

  • Trustworthy

You need to live with neighbors who are honest. The reason is that you may leave your personal belongings in the laundry room, for example, your mail. It means they should be able to keep them safe for you. The best way is by asking existing tenants about theft levels in the apartment.

  • Handle Issues Maturely

You may have pets. The apartments rules many also allow residents to live with their pets. However, you need to ensure that your potential neighbors can handle issues in a mature way. For instance, if one of them or you keeps dogs as pets, you need to know how to manage issues such as them barking loudly.

Ask the caretaker or owner how these issues get resolved. Avoid those where neighbors act in an aggressive way when confronting these matters.

  • Respect the Apartment

You need to ensure they comply with rules of the place where they live. That's by avoiding throwing garbage around, for example, on the stairs or parking. They should also show courtesy by taking out the trash on time and keep shared areas clean.

Final Thoughts

Finding for rent apartment Hamilton should be an easy task for you using the above post. Plan your budget estimates to ensure you pay your rent and any other fees on time.

© Christopher Pollon

I have been awarded a 2013-14 Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada Media Fellowship, which will take me to Hong Kong, China and Japan to document the "life cycle" of British Columbia-mined copper.

Repurposing B.C.'s Ghost Town -- my story about the northern B.C. ghost town Kitsault -- is now a finalist for a 2013 Western Magazine Award.