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    Default How to find nice neighbours?

    More a vent than anything, coz I think its really just a luck of the draw, but if anyone does have any suggestions or ideas feel free to share.

    Every house we have lived in we have had crappy neighbours. First house we had all 3 surrounding neighbours who would all be noisy on a daily basis in some way shape or form.
    Second house we had a serious Mr fix it guy who would use his power tools etc from 6am til 10pm quite frequently. Speaking to the council it was quite clear we weren't and haven't been the only ones to have issues with this guy, and nothing the council did stopped him.
    Now again we have 3 surrounding neighbours who are driving us crazy!
    We want to move, and we could quite easily, but we haven't yet because what if this happens again?

    We tried getting to know them so that we would have some sort of relationship where we could approach them civilly should we have any complaints, but they didn't want to even know us.

    I just want to live next to nice, considerate people. People who aren't revving their cars and bikes til 10pm, or renovating their house until midnight, or p*ssing their dog off so it barks all night long, or kicking balls against the fence continually, or sitting on our fence, throwing food over the fence, threatening to urinate over into our yard because I made a noise complaint, or throwing lit cigarettes onto our wooden decking in the middle of summer, getting their friends to lay strips on our lawn because I made a noise complaint.

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    Buy the surrounding houses, rent them out through a third party and hand pick your tenants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    Buy the surrounding houses, rent them out through a third party and hand pick your tenants.
    I wish.

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    We lived between really noisy neighbours with neglected pets, it was a big motivating factor in us moving recently.

    Our new house is in a gated complex (stand alone house) and it has the benefit of in complex by-laws, we have had no issues at all and if we do, we can actually do something about it.

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    Funny you should say this, we just moved away from the most beautiful neighbours and now am terrified of scary neighbours . Is it the area your in?

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    Yeah I was wondering if it might be the area

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    Nope, not the area. I think we just get unlucky every time.
    First area was a area that was mostly young families and elderly. Second area was mostly middle aged and elderly.
    This area, the area we want to stay in for a while yet, is majority young families. Everyone else in the street are young families and are friendly and considerate. But not our 3 surrounding neighbours.
    DH was talking to a guy he works with, and the guy lives in our area and even he has seen our rev head neighbour hooning around his street.

    I'm just sick of it. Now DH is working night shifts again, it makes it even worse

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    Move next to me!

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    This suggestion may be more difficult if you will be renting as often you have to snap rentals up but if buying go around to the house (well outside of it) you like at different times through out the day and night, week days and weekends and you will get some idea of what noise levels may be like.

    When we buy a house we take careful note of the front yards of the neighbouring properties as this can often reveal something about them.

    I know that the police will do this in country towns so no sure about the metro area but when you find a house you like (rental or to purchase) ask them for them number of complaints they have had about certain streets and this may give you an idea of what you have to expect if you move there.

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    Talk to the agent, ask if there have been any complaints about the neighbors?in some cases talk to the neighbors while at an open some are friendly and willing to talk about their area even if it's the old guy down the street he can give you an idea of what it's like to be living there


 

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