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post #1 of 16 Old 05-14-2009, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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Intrusive neighbors...

Ok we moved to our new house a year ago. Our neighbors are a little strange (Im sure they think the same of us). They are only 21 and have an almost 3 year old little girl. They are on and off again relationship wise...the wife dissapears every now and then. Anyway...we've tried to be nice...but they show some 21 year old behaviors and are really getting on our nerves. The husband revs up his big exhaust on his truck and 4-wheeler thing and revs up his driveway just to check the mail. The wife has repeatedly run over our grass (in between our driveways...their property ends on their driveway...so we own everything in between) and made big ruts in our grass while it was muddy. Their stupid little Boston Terrier runs loose all the time and barks at our dogs and horses and craps in my perrenial garden. And now the husband decided to clear 15 ft over our property line...so now we can see their house from the whole back of our pasture. I don't want to see their house...I don't want to see them...that's why I moved to the country. We don't want to get legal issues involved because thats so American to sue at the drop of the hat. So now WE have to spend money to build a fence there where they killed all our "security brush" or plant new trees there. UGGH! Ok thats my rant....anyone ever dealt with encroaching neighbors and got them to stop without being rude?
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Aye, I'm sorry you're having neighbor issues.

Mine is the same, but opposite. I'm 22 and my husband is 23 and our neighbors crap keeps ending up in our yard, they've torn the yard up, and they are loud, obnoxious and annoying. I can't see their house from my house exactly. They're in their late forties.

The "security brush" issue would have irked me the most. I like my privacy, too. So if somebody cut it all down. Man.


Have you talked to them to see if they were aware they cut down all the trees on YOUR property?

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Aye, I'm sorry you're having neighbor issues.

Mine is the same, but opposite. I'm 22 and my husband is 23 and our neighbors crap keeps ending up in our yard, they've torn the yard up, and they are loud, obnoxious and annoying. I can't see their house from my house exactly. They're in their late forties.

The "security brush" issue would have irked me the most. I like my privacy, too. So if somebody cut it all down. Man.


Have you talked to them to see if they were aware they cut down all the trees on YOUR property?
That's true...I shouldn't have brought in the age issue. You can be irresponsible and rude at any age. Well to his credit the husband said he was going to clear his area. And asked if we minded if he went "a little" over the property line. So we just should have defined "a little." Because to us it meant maybe a foot....not 15-20 feet. My husband is going to go over there again tonight and we are going to give them a copy of our land survey to show them what's theirs. Maybe they just don't know.
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Ok we moved to our new house a year ago. Our neighbors are a little strange (Im sure they think the same of us). They are only 21 and have an almost 3 year old little girl. They are on and off again relationship wise...the wife dissapears every now and then. Anyway...we've tried to be nice...but they show some 21 year old behaviors and are really getting on our nerves. The husband revs up his big exhaust on his truck and 4-wheeler thing and revs up his driveway just to check the mail. The wife has repeatedly run over our grass (in between our driveways...their property ends on their driveway...so we own everything in between) and made big ruts in our grass while it was muddy. Their stupid little Boston Terrier runs loose all the time and barks at our dogs and horses and craps in my perrenial garden. And now the husband decided to clear 15 ft over our property line...so now we can see their house from the whole back of our pasture. I don't want to see their house...I don't want to see them...that's why I moved to the country. We don't want to get legal issues involved because thats so American to sue at the drop of the hat. So now WE have to spend money to build a fence there where they killed all our "security brush" or plant new trees there. UGGH! Ok thats my rant....anyone ever dealt with encroaching neighbors and got them to stop without being rude?
I feel sorry for you. We moved a year ago to a new house and it turned out so much better. We never had big issues with our neighbours but I couldn't stand them. They were very nosy people.

I hope things turn out ok for you
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We live at a rowhouse and as you can know it means housing cooperative and it that we have to decide things together. Well, we have some tricky neigbors here but have to just stand with it...

But good luck to you! Hopefully things will turn out well. Remeber to hold on your rights.

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Well to his credit the husband said he was going to clear his area. And asked if we minded if he went "a little" over the property line. So we just should have defined "a little." Because to us it meant maybe a foot....not 15-20 feet. My husband is going to go over there again tonight and we are going to give them a copy of our land survey to show them what's theirs. Maybe they just don't know.
Do they own the property? I'd ask them rather nicely when they expect to replace your trees. Alternatively, if OK with you, I'd ask them if they would prefer to pay for the installation of a fence on your property. Sometimes mistakes can be costly.

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Does anyone know what 15ft is in meters??
I think if they asked, they did nothing wrong, and it is a missunderstanding, where the fault lies with both parties. Also, why did they clear it?? Could it have been a fire hazzard or other kind of danger (snakes ect).

I also dont think that you should make them pay for a fence just because YOU dont want to see THEM. They have as much right to live there as you do.

Have you tried talking to them about the other issues?? Explain the problems with the dog and the cars and maybe they will be very understanding. But dont just pass them off as troublesome neighbours just because they are young and you dont agree with them.
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Does anyone know what 15ft is in meters??
I think if they asked, they did nothing wrong, and it is a missunderstanding, where the fault lies with both parties. Also, why did they clear it?? Could it have been a fire hazzard or other kind of danger (snakes ect).
That's not a little mistake. That's a big mistake. But I would have told them I didn't want them to clear anything on my land 'cause I'd have expected this type of "mistake" from someone who has already shown that they don't respect boundaries.

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hmm, big old "no trespassing" sign might get a point across... not sure it's good for the neighbor relationship though...

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Deals like this is why I choose to live in the countyry rather then town and have neighbors.
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