• Patrick Rankin

Do the neighbours know more then you do?

Updated: Dec 29, 2019

While working on the clean up after I had evicted a meth cooking gang from a Rental Property. I met the neighbours whom had been putting up with all sorts.

They told me about the domestic violence, the gang patches, and the kids missing school. Things that were hidden from view during routine inspections.

If I had known this earlier, I could have done something a lot sooner. I decided that getting to know the neighbours is essential, and I made it a point to do so from then on.

To establish a line of communication with the neighbours, I use a simple flyer to let neighbours know we have a new tenant moving in, and to say hello. As it will make the new family on the block feel welcome. The flyer has my details on it for them to get in touch if needed.

It’s also a great way to connect good people, and foster a sense of community within the neighbourhoods we work in.

Patrick Rankin

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