Neighbours washing..

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washingfiasco Fri 17-Sep-21 14:01:45

A weird one but i need some light shed please wise people of mumsnet.
I live in a row of houses/flats on a roundabout, right neighbour is a house, left neighbour is a block of flats. Recently i've come home and there is a washing maiden that you'd sort of hang up on a radiator hanging off my fence. This fence is the one that is next to the flats, the flats have no gardens so i'm assuming its one of theirs.
I ignored it the first, second and third time but today i've come back with an ill child and had to get through 2 hanging off my fence and one right in front of my gate with a sleeping 2 year old who's ill and it's just annoyed me.
Would i be unreasonable to tell them to not hang stuff of the fence? I understand they want it to dry but it's frustrated me today!!!

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thenewduchessofhastings Fri 17-Sep-21 14:05:06

Is the actual washing dangling into your front garden?;just trying to picture the position of the washing?

PumpkinKlNG Fri 17-Sep-21 14:06:45

Oh I have something similar with upstairs neighbours, I live in a gf maisonette with a flat above and they don’t have a garden so they have hung a “device” outside of their window that they hang washing on, now it wouldn’t be so bad but they hang sheets on it that come down and block half of my window so all I see is someone’s sheets hanging over my window. I haven’t managed to say anything but it’s really annoying 😣

washingfiasco Fri 17-Sep-21 14:08:01

thenewduchessofhastings

Is the actual washing dangling into your front garden?;just trying to picture the position of the washing?


Sorry, it's the back garden. Dangling onto the carpark. I think whats annoyed me today is the fact its so bloody close to the gate and i just couldn't be bothered with somebodys underwear in my face

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MaizeBlouse Fri 17-Sep-21 14:10:18

We need a diagram!
It doesn't sound like YABU and many leaseholds have covenants against washing being dried outside.
But, we need a diagram.

FleasInMyKnees Fri 17-Sep-21 14:10:30

If you own the fence then they cannot hang anything on it without your permission. You could Google the block and see if there is a resident group or management company, or you go round and knock on doors and tell them to remove it.

MrsPelligrinoPetrichor Fri 17-Sep-21 14:11:09

Is the washing hanging IN your garden? Can't work out what's what.

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SD1978 Fri 17-Sep-21 14:11:57

So the washing is secured to your fence, but not in your garden, it's facing the other way? How do you have to walk through their washing then?

1happyhippie Fri 17-Sep-21 14:12:56

Yes diagram please!
Do they have to come in to your garden to hang the washing?
Is the washing on your fence inside your garden?

Dandyli Fri 17-Sep-21 14:14:14

If it's on your property you'd not be unreasonable to acquire it and bin the lot, a little mean but it's on your property legally.

washingfiasco Fri 17-Sep-21 14:15:06

SD1978

So the washing is secured to your fence, but not in your garden, it's facing the other way? How do you have to walk through their washing then?


Because the way the carpark is, cars parked all across the back of my fence leaving a little walk way to get through. Said washing was on the floor of the walk way in front of my gate, and hanging off the fence

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MrsPelligrinoPetrichor Fri 17-Sep-21 14:16:28

SD1978

So the washing is secured to your fence, but not in your garden, it's facing the other way? How do you have to walk through their washing then?

Oh I get it, the washing is hooked on to your fence but not IN your garden,it's facing the carpark but was a but too close to the gate ?

Unless you couldn't get in the gate I'm not sure I'd bother saying anything, it's horrible trying to get washing dry on a lovely day when you're stick in a flat.

If it really bothers you then you could plant a fast grown ever green clematis up the fence which would negate the need to say anything.

FleasInMyKnees Fri 17-Sep-21 14:16:48

Has someone picked up the washing off the floor and out it on your fence

myBumJuiceSmellsLikeRoses Fri 17-Sep-21 14:17:28

If you own the fence, just take the hangers off. Job done.

Aqua55 Fri 17-Sep-21 14:18:44

Set fire to the fence. They won't hang anything off it again.

washingfiasco Fri 17-Sep-21 14:19:23

The most shocking diagram ever. The little blocks by my fence are the washing thats on my fence and infront of gate.

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FleasInMyKnees Fri 17-Sep-21 14:20:08

Maybe they think it's the carparks fence, strange thing to do though as it's so easy to steal. You could attach something to the top which would make it difficult to hang anything from.

FleasInMyKnees Fri 17-Sep-21 14:20:36

Cant see the diagram

hedgehogger1 Fri 17-Sep-21 14:20:41

Has this now become a laundry parking thread?

MrsPelligrinoPetrichor Fri 17-Sep-21 14:21:36

FleasInMyKnees

Cant see the diagram

I can't either

washingfiasco Fri 17-Sep-21 14:22:10

Has it worked now?

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PumpkinKlNG Fri 17-Sep-21 14:22:28

Nope

RazorSharp Fri 17-Sep-21 14:22:30

I can see the diagram! It wouldn't bother me.

FleasInMyKnees Fri 17-Sep-21 14:22:39

No

BlackShadowCat Fri 17-Sep-21 14:22:46

That does sound annoying. Have a word with them and see what they say.

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