Getting on with your neighbours takes common sense. Think of how you get along with friends and family, then apply those principles with your neighbours. Creating good neighbours has many benefits. The best reason to get along is to enjoy friendship at some level.
8 It's easier to discuss problems with someone you know and respect. In many neighborhoods, people move in, raise a family and move out in retirement years. Neighbours are stuck with each other, so make the best of it. Yard problems create barriers. In areas where the leaves fall, keep up on bagging, burning or regularly preparing for curbside pickup. Cut back shrubs and low-hanging branches that might interfere with your neighbour's property. If you're planning an outside party with many people, give an open invitation to neighbours living close by. Even if they can't make it, they'll tolerate much more noise because of the invitation. Never talk badly about another neighbour. It might get back to them. Avoid running lawn mowers or other machinery early in the morning. Don't let your kids show disrespect to a neighbour.
Get to know your neighbours in a friendly manner. This means talking and sharing something about yourself.
Give your neighbours a head's up when you plan to build something on your property.