We all dream of having our own house some day. Living in an individual house somewhere in the city where we can find all our amenities is what everyone wants. It is almost impossible for a middle-class man to think about buying an individual property in this time when land prices are sky rocketing. So, it is always desirable to buy or rent a place in a housing complex or society which can be affordable as compared to a separate individual house.
If you are planning to buy or rent a place in any kind of co-operative housing society, then there are some things and rules that you must know and follow in order to make your life smooth and easy. First thing that should come to your mind while living in a housing society is harmony. You should be able to resolve any kind of issues or complaints with a proper dialogue with your community members. Housing societies usually consist of your individual property that could be in a form of a flat or a house. The common property, which is shared and owned by all the residents of that housing society, are swimming pool, common pathways, parks etc. This kind of an arrangement is known as strata ownership which is very popular in bigger cities. You have to pay the charges for repairing your own property; for example- the bill for maintaining the kitchen sink in your house is to be paid by you only. On the other hand, the charges for maintaining common property are paid by the management. For example- effective strata gutter cleaning is paid by the management.
The management consists of some chosen members of the housing society. Their job is to maintain everything in that society from roofs to the pool. The management pays for the fully certified to clean your roof or any other maintenance from the fund which is levied as maintenance charges from the community members monthly or may be annually. You should try not to cause any kind of problem to anyone just because of your own comfort. You should try to be a good neighbour and create a positive environment for everyone. Finding faults is easy but try to solve issues peacefully and respect the rules which are made for the convenience of each member of the society. Do not waste any kind of resources like water, electricity etc. Pay for your dues on time. And do not litter on roads or any other public places.
Preserve everything like you preserve your own individual property. Spread happiness and do well for all; this is not only a rule for living in a housing society but for living in the world itself.