The house rules: Important guidelines for harmonious coexistence

In today's post, we, the Hochheiden property management, want to address an essential topic that significantly contributes to a pleasant and harmonious coexistence: the house rules and their guidelines. As a tenant, it is important to familiarize yourself with these guidelines in order to promote community living and avoid conflicts.

What is a house rule?

The house rule is a set of regulations that structure cohabitation in a multi-family house. It includes provisions for the use of communal facilities, noise pollution, waste disposal, and other everyday matters. The goal is to ensure peaceful and respectful coexistence. Important points of the house rules:

1. Quiet hours

  • Observe quiet hours: Typically, quiet hours are from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM, as well as during midday rest, the exact times of which may vary locally.

  • Avoid noise pollution: Avoid loud music, loud television, or other disturbing noises during these times.

2. Cleanliness and waste disposal

  • Staircase cleaning: Staircase cleaning is often done in rotation by the tenants or through a cleaning service.

  • Waste separation and disposal: Waste should be correctly separated and disposed of in the designated containers.

3. Communal facilities

  • Use of laundry rooms, drying rooms, etc.: Adhere to the usage schedules and leave these areas clean.

  • Garden and outdoor areas: If available, use communal gardens and outdoor areas considerately.

4. Safety and order

  • Compliance with safety regulations: Keep escape routes clear and follow fire safety regulations.

  • Proper condition of the apartment: Ensure proper maintenance of your apartment.

Your rights and obligations

As a tenant, you have the right to live in a well-maintained and safe environment. At the same time, you are responsible for adhering to the rules of the house rules and thereby contributing to the common good.

Dealing with conflicts

In case of differences of opinion or conflicts regarding the house rules, we recommend first seeking dialogue with the affected neighbors. If this does not lead to a solution, we, as property management, are here to mediate and find a mutually agreeable solution.


Adhering to the house rules is a central part of peaceful coexistence. We ask all tenants to actively participate and thereby contribute to the quality and harmony of our residential complex. If you have any questions or uncertainties about the house rules, we are always available to assist you.