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To wonder WTF DP's neighbour has in his loft...

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MadameOvary Sat 18-May-13 13:31:51

...that he wont allow anyone up there to sort what is a fucking annoying problem for DP?
The roof is leaking...again. Turns out the problem is on the neighbours side (several visits from roofers, and one who actually knew what he was doing, have determined this)
DP has offered to pay but neighbour said he would fix it. Well, he did last time. DP has just been round and has said that the neighbours house is a mess and leaking everywhere. His poor wife got shouted at every time she spoke. Including telling the truth that it was leaking badly upstairs. angry

No roofer has ever been allowed entry. This makes no sense when DP has offered to pay, FFS. I went round with DP and was told to "get back to my place". angry

So AIBU to wonder what the fuck the mysogynistic old twat of a neighbour has in the loft???

AgentZigzag Sat 18-May-13 13:37:53

Cutting off his nose to spite his face?

Won't do it because it'd be someone else telling him what to do.

Total wanker.

BeerTricksPotter Sat 18-May-13 13:38:05

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RandomMess Sat 18-May-13 13:38:29

The mind boggles...

I wonder legally if you can do something like sue them for damage caused to your property by his roof...

AgentZigzag Sat 18-May-13 13:38:59

Although he could be the top man in a drugs cartel I suppose?

AgentZigzag Sat 18-May-13 13:40:26

There must be something you can do.

It's so unfair for it to be damaging your property, offering to pay for it is so generous, he's an idiot not to bite your hand off.

Buzzardbird Sat 18-May-13 13:40:54

Watering his weed?

BeerTricksPotter Sat 18-May-13 13:44:47

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Buzzardbird Sat 18-May-13 13:48:07

Oh Yeh blush bit of a novice on the weed growing obv.

3littlefrogs Sat 18-May-13 13:50:18

He is growing cannabis up there.

BabyMakesTheBoobiesGoLeaky Sat 18-May-13 13:51:52

Is there a lot of heat coming from his side of the loft?grin

loopylou6 Sat 18-May-13 13:52:55

maybe it's best you didn't know. Just over the street from me, there's been a body found in a garden shed, been there for four years...

GoingUpInTheWorld Sat 18-May-13 14:58:05

Im sure you can go down the legal route with this.

Maybe they are embarassed at the state of their house perhaps?

To be honest, in your situation, i dont think i would be very civil.

trashcanjunkie Sat 18-May-13 15:00:31

keeping a slave person? I'm not joking!!!

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Sat 18-May-13 15:00:49

If its affecting your property then seek legal
Advice. What about environmental health too?

phantomnamechanger Sat 18-May-13 15:04:38

go to CAB, I am sure you have rights in situations like this.

Assuming he has NOT got a family of illegal immigrants up there, or the proceeds of a major bank robbery or something - maybe its genuine embarrassment, or just liking extreme privacy?

DameFanny Sat 18-May-13 15:12:46

Start sending him bills for the cost of repairs?

Does sound dodgy though, and the wife sounds awfully downtrodden

DameFanny Sat 18-May-13 15:14:03

Oh, just realised it's you Madame - can you slip her a card for Women's Aid?

MrsTerryPratchett Sat 18-May-13 15:17:05

Get a letter from a lawyer. If their leaks are causing damage on your side, you could sue them. Also get some listening equipment and check for people up there.

MadameOvary Sat 18-May-13 17:51:41

Damefanny I wasn't allowed in the house. Never met her. Was not surprised to hear a general consensus that "she's really nice" but also has health problems. Oh I wonder why angry
He is a cantankerous, obstructive, lying little toad and I would quite happily see his ceiling fall in if it wasn't for the fact his poor wife would suffer even more. Maybe in the better weather I might meet her.
Think DP is going to try and get a roofer in one last time now that his wife has spoken up.
Will show DP this thread. Thanks for all your comments so far smile

thezebrawearspurple Sat 18-May-13 20:07:51

He may be embarrassed by the mess or he could be hiding drugs or a dead body up there.

BenjaminButton172 Sat 18-May-13 20:15:19

After the stories i have heard lately about people being kept hostage and that poor girls body found in her grannys attic i would not be thinking that its only embarrassment stopping the roofers in.

KittensoftPuppydog Sat 18-May-13 20:21:33

Yes. The wife is up there for certain.

deedotty Sat 18-May-13 20:30:24

Benedict Cumberpatch is up there.

AgentZigzag Sat 18-May-13 20:30:34

Am I being PO thinking Tia Sharps murder's a bit recent to be suggesting there are any similarities between her and the cause of the OPs roofing problems?

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