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    Our solicitor friend emailed back last night and said that us writting the letter was the right thing. We did attempt to visit them twice.
    We don't even know the names of the neighbours, they just know us as the owners of the block next door to them is all. Not like they are our friends.
    We are not prepared to muck around with this, we just want them to hurry the hell up and get their crap off our property instead of treating it like it's their own. Their own yard looks like a rubbish tip and ours is starting to as well because of them!

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    Have they moved it yet?

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    The neighbour (man of the house next door) rang yesterday and left a message saying he had received our letter and wanted to know know what the deal was with the sudden hostility. I phoned him back. He went on to say that he thought he had permission to use our property. When I enquired how he came to that conclusion he said he had mentioned it to my Dh in conversation and my Dh agreed, he carried on like my Dh was a long lost friend. This guy was a real smoothy trying to butter me up and I wasn't buying it! He even offered to slash our block for us. I simply said "you never had permission, please just remove your property" He agreed saying he would remove his property and repair the fence. he also mentioned that the council had been onto him about car bodies out the front of his property and about the untidiness of his yard. So glad we got onto the matter quick because we probably would have ended up with god knows what other junk on our property.

    When I got home and told Dh about the phone call, he was beyond furious at the implication that he had given permission to the neighbour.

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    It's good the council is addressing his own feral yard as well, dead cars are such an eyesore. Did he say when he'd take his stuff and repair the fence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    If his own block is that badly kept I would fix the fence and send him the bill, just to make sure it was done properly

    In a galaxy far far away....
    The fence is wire and beyond repair. We are soon to replace it with a lovely high solid fence and send him half the bill.

    He hasn't moved the stuff as yet, he has until Tuesday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberleygal1 View Post
    The fence is wire and beyond repair. We are soon to replace it with a lovely high solid fence and send him half the bill.

    He hasn't moved the stuff as yet, he has until Tuesday.
    Keep us up to date with the fencing stuff - we have a development going up next to us and we're waiting to see how the fencing works out - do you need to negotiate this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyla View Post
    Keep us up to date with the fencing stuff - we have a development going up next to us and we're waiting to see how the fencing works out - do you need to negotiate this?
    We went through this with our neighbour in our house we live in so I know all about it.
    The adjoining fence was wire, it was bent and buckled and had a few holes in it. We both had dogs which would annoy each other through the fence. And having kids as well it wasn't an ideal situation. Either one of our dogs would get hurt or the kids.
    So we decided what fence material we would like and got a quote for the materials and my dh would put the fence up himself to save on labour and he's a handy man of many talents anyway.
    We explained our intentions to the neighbour and presented him with the quote for his share of materials which was $950 once he agreed he was happy.
    When we erected the fence he refused to pay up saying he didn't have the money. So after looking through the bylaws re fencing we sent him an invoice in which he eventually paid otherwise legally we could take him to court for the costs. Bottom line is that if the fence is insufficient in that it would not be able to keep cattle in your neighbour HAS to pay his share.

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    Default Re: Can't believe the cheek of some people *vent

    I would be extremely annoyed too - They don't give a rats that they have trespassed and then to use your property to store their crap! Then to top things off the guy is a liar too.....great example those parents are setting for their kids.

    We have a crappy neighbour like that too - he would come to our front yard almost every morning with a bucket and then proceed to use our tap to rinse off his car and water his vegetable garden. We ended up removing the top of the tap (we let him get away with doing this for a few years!). He has also in the past come on to our property to take our garden bin, filled it up completely and then asked us if it was ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NatV View Post
    I would be extremely annoyed too - They don't give a rats that they have trespassed and then to use your property to store their crap! Then to top things off the guy is a liar too.....great example those parents are setting for their kids.

    We have a crappy neighbour like that too - he would come to our front yard almost every morning with a bucket and then proceed to use our tap to rinse off his car and water his vegetable garden. We ended up removing the top of the tap (we let him get away with doing this for a few years!). He has also in the past come on to our property to take our garden bin, filled it up completely and then asked us if it was ok.

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    What the! Friggin neighbours are a waste of space
    We have always had dramas wherever we have lived. In the place we live currently we put an application to put a shed at the rear of our property. The neighbour next door is in a high rise and we currently don't have any privacy as his balcony looks out over ours and the other 2 neighbours backyards. The guy is very creepy and in the end I wouldn't even go outside, couldn't stand him looking at me all the time. Anyway he complained to the council saying he didn't want to have to look at our shed wall and our shed would impact his outdoor balcony area. So rather than the council town planner doing his own investigations he refused to approve our shed. He suggested we move it forward 9 meters so it sat in between our 2 houses. We refused to do that because it would look odd, it would mean wasted space at the rear of our property etc. it was taken to council and they went along with the planner and declined it. So we then sought legal advice and our solicitor took it to court, it was a 2 day trial and the magistrate couldn't see logic behind the neighbours comments and the planners and he could see our view re the shed being positioned at the rear of our property and particularly the privacy issue so our shed was approved. I tell you it was the best feeling in the world. The shed is going up as we speak. Can't wait to be able to enjoy our own backyard without a creepy pervert sticky beak neighbour looking down at us

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    I have to say, I think you are being way OTT.

    If I lived next to a huge vacant block that the owners only visited every few months or so I would also think it was okay to let my kids explore and play there. Don't you remember what it was like being a kid?? Big old meanie with your big fences and signs saying no playing!

    I understand being peeved at the fence and the stuff being left everywhere but the guy sounds sensible and I'm sure would keep it tidy if you made that a condition of using it. I don't understand why people are saying he's a scumbag - he sounds like he was perfectly reasonable on the phone (seeing as this was the FIRST time he knew you weren't happy with things I understand how taken aback he was) - saying he'll move all the stuff straight away and fix the fence etc.

    I would have accepted his offer to do the slashing and just asked that he repair the fence and keep the area tidy/clear of their items. Poor kids with a massive block of land going to waste right next to them.
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