Practicing common courtesy, being mindful of noise and not taking up an excessive amount of shared space are important to being a good neighbor. Should a conflict with a neighbor arise, respectfully express the concern and offer a solution to solve the problem. If a neighbor or landlord approaches the tenant, it is advised to not act defensively or engage in retaliation, but instead to listen respectfully and try to develop a shared solution. If these actions do not help, individuals may contact the Community Relations Department for suggestions on how to proceed, which include the option of free mediation services. Sharing living spaces can sometimes be a challenge, but when every tenant agrees to act with consideration of others, conflicts can be minimized.