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10 Commandments on How to Be The Ideal Tenant in NYC

Any resident in New York City knows that apartment life is one of those most drama-filled aspects of living in this city. Relations with roommates and the landlord are always tenuous, subject to misunderstandings, disputes and annoyances. NYC is a diverse place, and when individuals come together to share a living space with different habits and lifestyles, conflict is inevitable. Tenant and landlord rights also factor into what is permissible behavior, and both parties often play with the legal parameters to justify their behavior, and misbehavior. A city as chaotic as NYC calls for rules and structure to bring some sensibility and order. The following are 10 commandments on how to be the ideal tenant (and roommate) here in the Big Apple: