If you've just moved to a new place, or are still finding your feet with an area you've moved to,...
If you’ve just moved to a new place, or are still finding your feet with an area you’ve moved to, then seeking comfort from neighbours could make your home even more enjoyable.
As letting agents in Sutton Coldfield, we’re always looking at how you can benefit from a property, whether you’re a landlord or a tenant, and it turns out getting to know your neighbours is one way of making the most of your house.
Not only has social connection at the neighbourhood level been associated with good mental health, and even some aspects of physical health, there are a ton of other things that will become a lot easier once you start getting to know your neighbours.
If you’ve just moved to an area where you know nobody outside of the workplace, this could be a great way to form friendships. By getting to know the people either side of you, across the street, even those at the top of the road, it means you always have a friendly face around if you need one.
Thereafter, you may be invited to gatherings. The extra benefit of this is that you can go to a Come Dine With Me style dinner but you won’t have to pay any taxi fare to get home.
If no-one else is hosting anything in the near future, why not offer to host your own get together for your neighbours as a way of getting to know them?
If you’re going away for the weekend, or you’re out at work all day, having a neighbour watch over your house while you’re gone could be a great way of keeping your property safe.
By recognising your face and realising that it isn’t you or your family lingering suspiciously around the property, they can get in touch with you or the police. Just be sure to let them know if you’re expecting someone to pop by while you’re out to avoid embarrassment!
Having your neighbour take in deliveries for you while you’re out at work will save you multiple trips to the Post Office depot. Make sure you return the favour when you can and it’ll ensure you get your packages on time without having to take trips far and wide!
Sharing of Skills
You could find out that the person who lives two doors down is a keen gardener and willing to mow your lawn for you if you’re not able to. Or maybe there’s some friendly mums around that will be able to babysit for you while you go on date night. It could even be that you forgot to pick up some teabags and don’t have time to nip to the shop.
By getting to know your neighbours, you could borrow what you’re looking for from next door – just be sure to give their screwdriver back!
Those are the benefits of getting to know your neighbours in a new area, but if you’re still looking for the perfect location then speaking to our letting agents in Sutton Coldfield. For more information, contact us on 0121 321 3388 and a member of our team will be happy to help!