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.