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WoopWoop200 Fri 14-Apr-17 08:56:15

Posted before about neighbours being abusive when we asked them to clean up after their dog, even though we'd been cleaning it up for nearly a year.
Same neighbours are expecting us to sort out the broken communal washing line.
Our neighbours usually come to us about these things as we are happy to sort stuff out and if we can't i let management company know... we honestly don't mind and are happy to sort stuff out if we can. DH is handy with these sort of things and it's easier than waiting for someone to come out, inspect, then decide, then actually fix......We'd do it if we had a house so i don't see why we wouldn't in a block of flats. If that makes sense.
So the note is to explain why we won't be doing anything anymore whilst giving the bullies the middle finger......
Should i put it up or not?

CauliflowerSqueeze Fri 14-Apr-17 08:57:55

No don't bother. If your neighbours are that dickish they will find the notice amusing and mock even more.

CauliflowerSqueeze Fri 14-Apr-17 08:58:28

Let the management company deal with it from now on

WoopWoop200 Fri 14-Apr-17 09:00:53

The picture is awful. So i have copy and pasted it..

Hey guys,

The communal washing line for &£+-_ is broken. We cleaned it up and looked at fixing it ourselves, if it is only something small before reporting it to management. But as many of you know, last time we took initiative to sort something out for the block, we were mocked and name called. If anyone else actually uses the line and wants to sort it out then please do. We just don’t fancy another abusive knock on our door. Sorry for not sorting it out.


VivienneWestwoodsKnickers Fri 14-Apr-17 09:01:25

Don't do it, it'll bring more gyp your way.

Just don't fix things, and if asked to, give the explanation of why you've stopped doing it. You're not the management company, this is not your problem.

Finola1step Fri 14-Apr-17 09:02:41

I wouldn't bother doing anything. No fixing, no notice on the notice board.

insancerre Fri 14-Apr-17 09:03:23

I wouldnt put that up
I would just disengage
Let them sort out the washing line

WorraLiberty Fri 14-Apr-17 09:03:48

No, it sounds too sulky and petulant.

If you need it fixed, let the management do it.

passthewineplz Fri 14-Apr-17 09:05:49

I think that you're a bit silly fixing things. What would happen if you made the issue worse?

Report all broken items and other issues to your management company, that way you're not responsible if things go wrong.

Re the dog mess, inform your management company and let them sort the issue out with your neighbour.

ememem84 Fri 14-Apr-17 09:06:55

Let management co do it. Otherwise what are you paying them for?

RitzyMcFee Fri 14-Apr-17 09:07:05

What will you achieve by it?

If you no longer want to sort things that are broken like you have previously, then just stop. If other people come to you and ask you to fix things then say it's not something you want to do any more and they need to contact the management company themselves.

It's a bit of a pain though if you want to hang your washing out yourself.

Don't put it up. You'll be playing into their hands. Just don't sort it and report to the management company

LineysRun Fri 14-Apr-17 09:07:52

I'd probably not put that up, but I'd put up a 'reminder' of the contact details for the management company.

VimFuego101 Fri 14-Apr-17 09:08:35

Posting a notice on the board seems a bit dramatic. Just let the management deal with it and don't engage.

MadMags Fri 14-Apr-17 09:09:01

Yeah you're being a drama queen.

Let management sort it!

SauvignonBlanche Fri 14-Apr-17 09:10:29

Don't do it.

icelollycraving Fri 14-Apr-17 09:13:04

That would be a mad move,dramatic and attention seeking. If they mocked you before, they'll have a field day with that.
A management company are paid highly for just this situation surely?

WoopWoop200 Fri 14-Apr-17 09:15:36

I suppose i am just really annoyed. We enjoy helping people. We would never tackle anything major, its always little things that just make a life easier for everyone in the block. The line just needs a couple of screws and bolts and it's fine.
But now i think why should i do it for the a**holes to use. And the fact that i am even thinking that way is making me sad. I don't want to report it to management either as i just want to see how long it takes them to do it.
If anyone finds my marbles, please return them.

aforandromeda Fri 14-Apr-17 09:18:42

No, I wouldn't. It's a bit undignified.

insancerre Fri 14-Apr-17 09:20:59

Report the dog mess to the dog warden
My council has an online form
Just keep reporting them to the warden and the management company. This is one of the reasons pets are not normally allowed in shared accommodation

pictish Fri 14-Apr-17 09:22:20

No don't put it's a peevish little note that makes you look petty. I believe you when you say you have been unjustly treated but honestly...your note is joining in with them.
What's that saying? Never argue with an idiot...they'll just drag you down to their level then beat you with experience.

They won't care about your note.

Inertia Fri 14-Apr-17 09:25:29

No, don't put that up- it won't have the effect you would hope for.

Do you use the line yourself ? If so, then report it to the management company. If not, let the neighbours who use it report it. Let them take responsibility.

kaitlinktm Fri 14-Apr-17 09:26:01

Did the abusive neighbours actually knock on your door and ask you to repair it? Cheeky damned devils if they did - perhaps it was different neighbours.

I would just put a factual notice up (if you need to put one up at all) saying something like - "Please report any problems to "Name of Management Company + phone number". Say the same to anyone who approaches you to ask you to fix it. Then if they ask why you aren't doing it, you can tell them.

If you put your notice up your neighbours will certainly make fun of it or might even bang on your door to take issue with it - or they might just graffiti it.

RitzyMcFee Fri 14-Apr-17 09:27:07

If you are getting enjoyment out of the fixing, then crack on with it. But don't engage with the mockers.

They are going to get use out of the washing line if you fix it or the management company fixes it.

Maybe your fixing stuff is annoying some of the other residents.

It does sound like you are losing your marbles over it a bit!

WorraLiberty Fri 14-Apr-17 09:29:36

Either fix it or don't, but there's no need to make a 'thing' of it.

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