Did you just become an Apartment Association member? Congratulations! You now get to make your apartment building a better place to live for everyone!
As a member of the Apartment Association, you get to work with others in the building who’ve taken on the responsibility of making the apartment building a happier place for tenants.
Here’s how you can become a useful Apartment Association member for your building:
1. Make Your Voice Heard
There really is no point in you becoming an association member if you’re not going to use the platform to make your voice heard. You’ve been given the opportunity to voice your concerns and make a positive change to your community.
It’s your responsibility not just to attend meetings, but also make sure you’re vocal. Active participation is key to bringing positive change.
2. Know Your Legal Rights
Whether you’re a landlord or a tenant, knowing your legal rights is important. When millions of people are being forced out of their homes, both landlords and tenants must know when they’re being treated unfairly.
As a member of the Apartment Association, you should try to stay up-to-date with real estate laws.
3. Interact With Other Tenants
You can’t effectively represent other tenants in your meetings if you’re not in touch with their needs. Make a point to get to know the tenants in your buildings. You can do this by arranging meetings, running an idea by them through a focus group, collecting information through surveys, or using a simple building communication platform.
Ask the other tenants about any concerns they have and issues they may be facing. You can even gather ideas for community-building events.
4. Prepare A Plan of Action
After you’ve made a list of problems that need to be addressed, prepare a plan of action for each issue. This can involve:
- Writing a letter to the landlord stating all the concerns
- Getting tenants to sign a petition to present to the landlord
- Getting the Board of Health inspections to check repairs
- Getting in touch with the media
- Making signs and banners
- Taking legal action
Having a plan of action prevents wasting time in association meetings. Members of the association can vote for their preferred tactics.
Bear in mind that there needs to be a consensus in Apartment Association meetings; decisions can’t be made by a small group of individuals.
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