How Seriously Should I Take Warnings from Neighbors?

How Seriously Should I Take Warnings from Neighbors?

Regina Yunghans
Mar 12, 2012

Q: Recently my future roommate and I found the perfect vintage apartment in a cute little fourplex and we were ready to sign the lease. I went back to look at it today and, as I was walking to my car to leave, a neighbor from the building next door pulled up and expressed concern about a tenant living in my potential new building. She said that he was crazy, dangerous, and that she'd called the cops on him before. She even said that she was considering moving because she lives alone and doesn't feel safe living next to him.

How seriously should I take this warning? I've thought that maybe she wants this apartment for herself, or for a friend, but I'm just not sure it's worth the risk. What do you think?

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