If you talk to a group of apartment renters, you will find that many love their living situation because they do not have to worry about the expenses and responsibilities that come with owning a house. Rather than having to deal with property taxes and maintenance expenses, all they have to do is pay the rent on time.
However if you continue the conversation, you will find out that there is also a potential downfall to living in an apartment, your neighbor. Unlike living in a house where your neighbors are usually next door or across the street, apartments tend to put a larger number of people in a much smaller space. The results can be frustrating if the neighbors do not respect each other's space.
Below you will find a list of unwritten rules to living in an apartment with other people. Some of these may appear in your lease, but many of them have come up over time in response to other people's struggles.