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Old 05-12-2012, 01:44 PM
 
Location: AriZona
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Enough already with having to reside next to smokers and low-income lowlifes in a ready-made screaming and barking ZOO! Apartment owners need to get smart and stop pandering to the high maintenance people and outcasts of society just because they want to lower their vacancies.

I say again: NO smoking, NO Pets, No children under 18, NO Section 8 incomes and their hangers-on. This would eliminate most problems with apartment maintenance (carpets, walls, doors, windows) and provide a much better environment for the more responsible tenants.

Also, less problems with drug runners, welfare recycles, and all other dregs of society. If this produces other problems, I certainly can't think of many!
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Old 05-12-2012, 01:54 PM
 
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You could buy your own home and THEN YOU CAN NOT SMOKE and NOT HAVE A PET. Then you can control who enters YOUR HOME.
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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That's called a house. You buy it and you make the rules.
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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You could buy your own home and THEN YOU CAN NOT SMOKE and NOT HAVE A PET. Then you can control who enters YOUR HOME.
Easy, Well stated solution. Other then that, If you are going to live in a building or complex (Unless it is an older adult community) You cannot control who has kids or smokes. There are plenty of nice communities that will be peaceful regardless of children and the rights of someone having an evening smoke with their coffee. Use the anger as motivation to get into a better place. No law will be passed like this ever.
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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Moving to a condo might be a good idea too, if you prefer "apartment-style" housing so as not to worry about maintenance and such. Many (most) condos will have stronger rules about lifestyle than apartments.
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:48 PM
 
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"That's called a house. You buy it and you make the rules." you would like to think that, but if you live next to a NFH that is NOT the case as people like this do everything in their power to make your peace and quiet non existent.
Best solution is a house or a condo, in a development that has lots of HOA rules that are actually enforced.
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:59 PM
 
Location: AriZona
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Moving to a condo might be a good idea too, if you prefer "apartment-style" housing so as not to worry about maintenance and such. Many (most) condos will have stronger rules about lifestyle than apartments.
Thanks for your thoughtful commentary. In fact, I do own a condo and live in a community with HOA which totally controls smokers and pets, but children still cause many of the problems for our residents.

My concerns are for other family and friends which are constantly "under attack", if you will, by all of the problems caused by smokers, yappers and screaming children. Also, Section 8 situations bring many low-end incomes and low-functioning people which want to take advantage of the actual people on that program by moving in with them!

Apartment owners of today and the future will need to get together and figure out a way to do most if not all of my suggestions for a more comfortable lifestyle for all.
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Old 05-12-2012, 03:07 PM
 
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Thanks for your thoughtful commentary. In fact, I do own a condo and live in a community with HOA which totally controls smokers and pets, but children still cause many of the problems for our residents.
What's next to be banned? Grumpy old men and old ladies? Limiting families to one child? Killing all our pets? Smokers, people with pets and children, also have a right to live in apartments. AFA those people who have difficulty dealing with them, let them purchase their own house, like the OP stated and move someplace rural.
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Old 05-12-2012, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Alameda, CA
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...and provide a much better environment for the more responsible tenants.
Someone needs a chill pill, painting broad stereotypes is not a pretty thing.
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Old 05-12-2012, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Yeah, because raising a family is sooooo irresponsible

If the noise is too much, move to an apartment made of concrete, they tend to block the noise better. If you're already in a nice condo building with well insulated walls but can't stand even the small amount of noise your neighbours make, may I kindly suggest you get over yourself.
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