Condo Living Etiquette

Be a Good Condo Neighbor.

If you are a Condo Owner, we are pleased to have you as a member of the Stripers Landing Condominium Owners Association.

If you are visiting, we hope you enjoy your stay, and will visit with us often. If you have any questions or problems concerning the unit you have leased, please contact your rental agent.

Many people complain about their neighbors being bad residents without thinking of how they are as a neighbor themselves. It’s simply ironic (not to mention, hypocritical) to rant about other people’s loud music when you can’t keep your friends’ voices down when you’re playing video games or partying late at night. 

Before you seek out good neighbors, you should be a good neighbor yourself. Proper etiquette is especially important in condo living arrangements, as homes are just separated by mere walls and you share different facilities with other residents in the complex. That said, follow these golden rules of etiquette to build better relationships with your neighbors.

Maintain the peace and quiet

Noise is the most common cause of resident complaints and neighbor disputes in condos. If you don’t want to get reported or confronted, keep the noise down, especially at night when people are already asleep. Avoid late-night partying. All the chatter, the blaring music or karaoke, and the stomping and dancing of your friends will only create inconvenience for your neighbors. Imagine that being done to you. 

If you have children, it’s inevitable to have tantrums erupting on some occasions. Manage it immediately. Reduce their stress. Let them eat or sleep, or ask them directly what makes them upset. The bottom line is to keep the peace and quiet at all times.

Be conscious of shared spaces

Take special note of the fact that outside your unit, everything else is shared by other residents. Give courtesy to people who are also using facilities. For instance, don’t leave your trash outside. Keep it indoors until ready to take it to the dumpster. 

When spending time at the pool, leave nothing behind. Take your litter, slippers, and children’s floats and goggles with you. Report to the comprehensive association contact any broken equipment or furniture in the pool area.

Keep an eye on children and pets

Dog with leather leash

Train your kids how they should behave in certain areas of the condo complex. For instance, tell them they could explore and play when they’re in parks and swimming pools. In the building and decks, however, they should be a little quieter. 

Explain to them that you want to respect your neighbors’ space, that’s why you’re doing this. Of course, don’t forget to look after your pets too. Although some condos allow residents to have their pets roam around shared amenities, it’s important that you clean up after your furry friends' pee or poop. Consider adding soundproofing materials on your unit too if your pet tends to bark a lot.

Again, proper decorum is most crucial in condo settings. Keep a good relationship with your neighbor by being a good neighbor yourself. Remember these basic etiquette rules for better condo living.

The following rules of conduct apply to all Stripers Landing property owners and their guests, as well as those who are renting/leasing a condo:

  1. Please keep noise to a reasonable level, particularly between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. There is to be no vulgarity or otherwise offensive behavior at any time.

  2. Decks should be kept free of unsightly accumulations of material. Towels, clothing, etc. are not to be hung over the balcony railings.

  3. Unattended vehicles are not to be parked in front of the entrances to any building, and they are not to be parked in such a position as to block the boat ramp turnaround or the ramp leading to the pool area. Boat trailers, recreational vehicles, etc. may be parked in the upper parking lots and lower gravel lots only.

  4. No open fires, gas, charcoal, or other grills not approved for indoor use, are to be used on the decks or balconies of the condominiums. There are charcoal grills at several locations on the property for your use as well as gas grills in the cabana near the pool. You are asked to clean them after use.  Electric grills are allowed on decks or balconies.

  5. Pets are to be kept on a leash at all times, or be within and responsive to the owner’s command. They are not allowed at the pool, cabana, or tennis court. You are required to clean up after your pet in the general areas of the condominiums.

    Septic System Care:

    Please be aware that the Stripers Landing Condominiums are NOT on a public sewer system and that certain common sense practices need to be followed in order prevent costly sewage problems in the future. Here is some guidance on keeping our septic systems clean and safe:


    The best thing to do for your septic system is to be sure not to flush anything other than human waste and toilet paper (preferably 1 ply toilet paper).

    Even if items are marked as “septic safe” do not flush them. For example, some baby wipes and cat litter may be labeled this way. It is not good for your septic system to flush anything other than human waste and toilet paper because it does not break down in the septic system correctly.


    Coffee Grounds
    Disposable Diapers
    Sanitary Napkins
    Fats, Grease & Oils
    Photographic Chemicals
    Pills & Unused Medication
    Backwash Water from Water Softeners
    Kitty Litter
    Plastic Materials
    Paper Towels
    Dental Floss
    Other Chemical Wastes
    Waste Oils
    Sump Pump Discharge

    If we, as condo owners and landlords, make a concerted effort to follow these guidelines ourselves, and, make them known to our guests, we can certainly avoid costly repairs and most unwanted sewage backups in the future.

    Thank you for taking the time to consider these guidelines.

    These rules are intended for the benefit of all owners, renters and guests. We appreciate your co-operation.

The Board of Directors

Stripers Landing Condominium Owners Association

Contact Us:

[email protected]

(540)-589-2708 for emergency only