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To expect next door's landlord to fix their bloody back garden fence.

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FunHouse Thu 02-May-13 16:47:32

Their fence has been broken for a year now. I thought they'd fix it themselves and tbh didn't worry because my dd was old enough to know not to go near their garden.

Now my younger son has started walking I can't stop or keep running after him to pull him back in our garden. Towards the end of the garden their side is completely overgrown with thorns and brambles. It's dangerous for my children. Now it's summer they'll be out more. Dd knows not to go to that side, but ds obviously is too small to understand.

I just phoned the letting agency and they attempted to fob me off telling me the fence is MY responsibility! This house has been our family home for about 35 years. We know what side is ours! When I told the agent she was being rude trying to fob me off when she hasn't even seen which property it is and told her I want it fixed ASAP before one of my children get hurt, she told me she couldn't authorise it without the landlord agreeing to fixing it.

I'm thinking I'm going to have a problem trying to get them to fix it. Could I threaten them with contacting the council or something if they don't fix it within a week or two weeks?

FunHouse Thu 02-May-13 19:11:00

hmm. Sorry. My hands are full with grip I'm already holding. Perhaps you should catch it instead? Why are you getting worked up about a crappy fence thread? confused

freddiemisagreatshag Thu 02-May-13 19:12:20

Why are you getting worked up about neighbours daring to sit and drink wine?

TerrysAllGold Thu 02-May-13 19:15:52

Because the OP thinks that they're interested in watching her husband cook dinner, Freddie? ;)

freddiemisagreatshag Thu 02-May-13 19:18:40

Well, to be fair, if looked like this and was cooking dinner I'd be over there shagging him be looking too

freddiemisagreatshag Thu 02-May-13 19:20:03

If he looked

Stiefeliblue Thu 02-May-13 19:26:29

Why don't you get a big tent to cover your garden.Then you Dc can't trespass and your neighbours can sit on their roof and drink and smile all they want.

HazeltheMcWitch Thu 02-May-13 19:32:03

Fun house, a whole lot of fun...

This is a joke, right? And you have changed your name specially?

Fluffypinkcoat Thu 02-May-13 19:37:43

Imagine how OP would cope with real problem neighbours grin

freddiemisagreatshag Thu 02-May-13 19:39:06

grin like mine who complained about my heating boiler coming on too early and shags so loudly at half past fucking four in the fucking bastarding morning that it wakes me up. And has all night parties. With wine. No sunbathing though, coz, well, it's dark at night.

Fluffypinkcoat Thu 02-May-13 19:50:39

I remember reading that haha! He likes his double standards doesn't he!

HazeltheMcWitch Thu 02-May-13 19:54:41

Yeah, but Freddie - does he laugh ?

FunHouse Thu 02-May-13 19:55:23

Oh don't worry, I've had neighbours who shagged loudly using porn dialogue and I put a stop to that with a note through the letterbox.

Then I had the neighbours who had an animal deterrent alarm that went off at dusk and would stay on all night. Had to call the environment health for noise pollution.

Then I had neighbours who used to have fights and brawls during the night, and have all night parties every night with their 4 children screaming at 4am in the garden.

Dd has just informed me she was doing front flips on the trampoline and they were clapping for now my dd is their entertainment. Hmm. As if dh's backside wasn't enough grin.

freddiemisagreatshag Thu 02-May-13 20:01:39

Okaaayyyy <backs out of thread>

FunHouse Thu 02-May-13 20:08:39

Oh don't leave now!

FunHouse Tue 14-May-13 15:35:58

To anyone who cares, the fences are currently being fixed. I will be able to have some privacy again by tomorrow hopefully.

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