Neighbours

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maverick2008 Sun 28-Jun-20 12:50:10

Anyone else moved into a house that’s been empty for a long time and the neighbours start complaining once you live there??

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Haretodaygonetomorrow Sun 28-Jun-20 12:51:26

No but they would be unreasonable to do so. Obviously it would be an adjustment but they should just be glad they had a period of no neighbours to worry about.

RaeCJ82 Sun 28-Jun-20 12:55:02

No, not personally. What are they complaining about?

maverick2008 Sun 28-Jun-20 13:03:52

We have 3 dogs. A few weeks back we left the house for an hour and they were barking through the window at him. Bear in mind they were sat outside our house (on our land) drinking.
It’s gone from there really. Now we’ve been accused of leaving dog mess in the area (which we don’t) and have a very frosty atmosphere from the other neighbours who live on the complex.
All we have tried to do since we came is tidy up the property and make it nice.

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RaeCJ82 Sun 28-Jun-20 13:05:53

Why were they sat on your land?

My0My Sun 28-Jun-20 13:07:31

Fence your land and fence your dogs in. Lots of people will not like barking dogs. I definitely wouldn't but I would fence my own land or grow hedges. Define what you own and do not let your dogs bark.

Sunnydayshereatlast Sun 28-Jun-20 13:08:57

Fence off your property.. Keep them out. Can you put shutters on windows anywhere ddogs can be aggravated by passers by?
*for ddogs anxiety not for ndn complaints.

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maverick2008 Sun 28-Jun-20 13:10:05

We live in a complex of 5 houses with communal gardens to the front. One of the occupants also had a dog which prior to us arriving used to let out and roam the communal area to use as a toilet (she has a field 20 metres away of her own)
But insisted on just opening the door and letting it out. It started to wander around and came into our private patio where we have a large glass window. My dogs went mental and barked at it through the glass. That happens on at least two occasions and now they (mostly) put it in the leash and take it over to the field.
It seems like we’ve upset the every day life!

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Charlieiscool Sun 28-Jun-20 13:11:59

Three dogs barking when you go out. You are the neighbours from hell.

Arnoldthecat Sun 28-Jun-20 13:12:33

Its peripheral but if it can be avoided, its best not to buy anything that involves the words communal or shared. Of course there are exceptions. Good fences make good neighbours etc..

maverick2008 Sun 28-Jun-20 13:12:34

I do not let my dogs out in to the communal area and never have since I moved in. Our private garden is at the rear which is fenced and secure. They were barking through a floor to ceiling window. It was our fault totally that they were barking as we didn’t secure the door correctly to the kitchen but I suspect that was the icing on the cake for them to moan.
Let’s face it they can’t complain about a hoover or a washing machine being on really?

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maverick2008 Sun 28-Jun-20 13:13:15

Charlieiscool

Three dogs barking when you go out. You are the neighbours from hell.

For one hour?

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My0My Sun 28-Jun-20 13:16:07

I would not like dogs barking for one hour. You must secure the private patio area. Then no wandering dog comes in. I assume you can do this?

Sunnydayshereatlast Sun 28-Jun-20 13:16:28

Fence off your patio.
Seems they think they have rights to everywhere and no respect for you.
Ddogs bark, new home to be expected.. Lesson their access to the windows.
My ll once rang me raging our ddog was up on the bay window seat going nuts at him. I asked where he was - climbed over our front wall and his face was at the window at ddog.
What the fook did he expect??
Also when we moved to a farmhouse a very over familiar ndn complained to ll we had padlocked our own gateway- and now she could no longer come and go as she chose like previous tenant had allowed..

maverick2008 Sun 28-Jun-20 13:18:50

I cannot fence it off due to restrictive covenants on the property. The dogs were in the house but the neighbour CHOSE to sit outside on our land drinking wine.
I suggested that they used their own area but the reply was ‘we’ve always done this’

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maverick2008 Sun 28-Jun-20 13:23:19

Generally I keep them quiet. One is a very nervous rescue dog which has a behaviourist. He would of gone crazy with someone outside staring at him so I understand and I agree. What did the ndn expect?
There are 2 families up here with dogs. Inc the roaming dog. They all bark. Particularly the one who roams around and she doesn’t quieten him down. In fact that evening that my ndn complained she returned home drunk with 6 others and was outside singing until 3am!
That’s far more anti social than a dog barking for an hour if you ask me? But, as she’s the type of person who no one will stand up to everyone just agrees with her.

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maverick2008 Sun 28-Jun-20 13:40:16

Sunnydayshereatlast

Fence off your patio.
Seems they think they have rights to everywhere and no respect for you.
Ddogs bark, new home to be expected.. Lesson their access to the windows.
My ll once rang me raging our ddog was up on the bay window seat going nuts at him. I asked where he was - climbed over our front wall and his face was at the window at ddog.
What the fook did he expect??
Also when we moved to a farmhouse a very over familiar ndn complained to ll we had padlocked our own gateway- and now she could no longer come and go as she chose like previous tenant had allowed..

Thank you.

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RaeCJ82 Sun 28-Jun-20 14:08:23

Have you had a polite conversation to ask them to please not sit on your land and that's the reason your dogs were barking?

Sunnydayshereatlast Sun 28-Jun-20 14:16:08

Not that you should op but maybe consider frosted glass if it's one big window only? More for your stress levels than ndn....
We had nets upstairs as ddog often tried to exit via small window it would appear to passers by. Had to stop her going upstairs eventually... If we hadn't had a view I would have put film on them. Quiter life for me!

maverick2008 Sun 28-Jun-20 15:23:48

Sunnydayshereatlast

Not that you should op but maybe consider frosted glass if it's one big window only? More for your stress levels than ndn....
We had nets upstairs as ddog often tried to exit via small window it would appear to passers by. Had to stop her going upstairs eventually... If we hadn't had a view I would have put film on them. Quiter life for me!

Yes. I have thought about that. It’s a grade 2 listed building so there are so many restrictions with what we can do to protect the integrity of the building.
I have considered shutter blinds inside which will look nice but will have to be made bespoke.

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Sunnydayshereatlast Sun 28-Jun-20 15:36:25

We got some stained glass effect stuff for our front door. Also listed building but rental..
Looks good actually!!
Easy to apply with plenty of patience!

maverick2008 Sun 28-Jun-20 16:02:37

Sunnydayshereatlast

We got some stained glass effect stuff for our front door. Also listed building but rental..
Looks good actually!!
Easy to apply with plenty of patience!

A great idea!
It’s so awkward trying to fit in with people who are already established. I’ve a good mind to just ignore them to be honest. I think if you have good neighbours you’re extremely lucky.
I had a lovely one in my old house, we used to spend days shopping etc.

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Furloughedpissedoff Sun 28-Jun-20 16:07:05

OP * I suggested that they used their own area but the reply was "we’ve always done this"* Your reply should of been "not anymore you can't". Can you plant a hedge round the boundary and place a large window box with plants on the window ledge?

maverick2008 Sun 28-Jun-20 17:23:43

Furloughedpissedoff

OP * I suggested that they used their own area but the reply was "we’ve always done this"* Your reply should of been "not anymore you can't". Can you plant a hedge round the boundary and place a large window box with plants on the window ledge?

Thanks! I know, I always think of things after the event 🤦🏼‍♀️
No, we can’t section anything off sadly. I might just play really loud hip hop next time they want an afternoon soirée 😡

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My0My Sun 28-Jun-20 18:47:29

Hmm. A bit late now but this doesn’t sound like the best property for three dogs. Do they not have an enclosed garden? I can see why your neighbours might think this is an issue. I would.

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