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To want to move to an isolated island with NO NEIGHBOURS!?!

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DifficultLemonDifficult Thu 21-Apr-16 18:50:19

I am a reasonably mild-mannered individual, but this afternoon discovered my upper limit of tolerance for stupid neighbour shit.

We live in a block of maisonettes and although we all have dedicated gardens, they are all joined by a shared path, so we can all access each others outdoor space. My next door neighbour recently asked if we minded pruning back one of the hedges on our side. No probs. DH is good at/likes doing that sort of job.

However, instead of waiting for the weekend, she has done it today, herself. And a tree surgeon she is not. She also left a vast pile of garden detritus blocking the stairs that go from our first-floor back door to our garden (what is essentially our fore escape).

It looks horrendous, just awful. We now have no screening at all because she cut down all the hedges, not just the one on her side.

I am not confrontational at all, but I am ashamed to say that I lost my temper with her. Actually, I'm not ashamed - she needs to know that this is not what was agreed and that it takes the piss phenomonally. I really hope my landlord doesn't want to do an inspection because he might think we did it.

What the hell is wrong with people? Why couldn't she wait? Why didn't she check first? I shouldn't be surprised - she lets her dog shit on our lawn.

I hate having neighbours.

RidersOnTheStorm Thu 21-Apr-16 18:59:36

Report her to your landlord to be on the safe side.

99percentchocolate Thu 21-Apr-16 19:01:35

I would report her to your landlord too. Make it clear that she did it without your approval or permission - let the landlord go for her.

DifficultLemonDifficult Thu 21-Apr-16 19:02:15

Good point. I have taken loads of photos. I mean, I know it will grow back, but she could have checked first!

NotMeNotYouNotAnyone Thu 21-Apr-16 19:11:59

And when you report her, make it clear that you/DH were perfectly happy to do it and were just waiting til the weekend (assuming she hasn't been asking you for weeks)

DifficultLemonDifficult Thu 21-Apr-16 19:22:09

DH had only recently borrowed loppers and other bits from his Dad so that we could do a general tidy up and he had happily agreed to do it for her. She only asked last weekend. I will certainly make it clear to the LL that this is by no means what was agreed. She did not have our permission to access our garden and to hack bits off all the things she didn't like the look of.

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