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Who is being unreasonable?

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PurpleDragon76 · 18/07/2017 16:52

Which neighbour is being unreasonable? Neighbour A - who keeps hanging the wet plastic cover from a large garden pool over a fence adjoining neighbour B? Neighbour B - keeps pushing it back over the fence?

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FannyWisdom · 18/07/2017 16:53

Who owns fence?

AnnieOH1 · 18/07/2017 16:54

Neighbour A IMHO - unless they own the fence outright.

SoftlyCatchyMonkey1 · 18/07/2017 16:55

Neighbour a is being unreasonable

midnightmisssuki · 18/07/2017 16:56

tough one! i think if its a shared fence then surely neighbour A (out of politeness) mention that they want to hang a wet plastic cover the shared wall for a while (presumably until it dries?) Neighbour B always pushing it over the fence could cause a bit of grievance and annoyance to Neighbour A? How often is the wet plastic cover being hung out? And is it dripping onto anything in Neighbour B's garden?

PavlovianLunge · 18/07/2017 16:57

A - even if it is their fence, the cover should be completely on their side.

MadamePomfrey · 18/07/2017 16:57

Neighbor A her pool cover her problem it obviously bothers B so find somewhere else to put it simples

InfiniteSheldon · 18/07/2017 16:59

A is being completely unreasonable B should not have to look at that. Perhaps B could treat it like overhanging branches and chop off the intrusive half and throw it back over?Grin

PurpleDragon76 · 18/07/2017 16:59

Jointly owned fence. Neighbour A has large garden Neighbour B small garden.

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emilybrontescorset · 18/07/2017 16:59

A is . The cover is in effect half on B s property regardless of who's fence it is. It would be better for A to hang it on a washingime within their own garden.

PlaymobilPirate · 18/07/2017 17:00

Both - for not just speaking to each other about it.

I'd have no problem if my neighbour dried their pool over my fence. My neighbour has dogs though so it would be a problem if I did it to her.

LurkingHusband · 18/07/2017 17:00

Jointly owned fence.

So both sides are responsible for the upkeep ?

FannyWisdom · 18/07/2017 17:01

Jointly owned then A.

Doesn't the fence have jaggy nails that will rip the cover?

Onemorewonthurt · 18/07/2017 17:05

Neighbour B

It's a bit of wet on the garden fence, how does neighbour B react when it rains???

PurpleDragon76 · 18/07/2017 17:10

I am neighbour B. This cover hangs down so much it almost touches the floor, its a 6 foot fence. I don't care about the water, I just don't like having a massive plastic sheet in my garden. Its just weird. I will say something when I see them, just didn't want to sound weird but I think they are being cheeky. Their garden is huge, they could put it somewhere else.

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SandyDenny · 18/07/2017 17:10

A should ask B is it's OK to do it and respect B's wishes if they say not.

I wouldn't want someone's pool cover hanging in my garden.

On the face of it A is unreasonable

HipsterHunter · 18/07/2017 17:11

A is being totally unreasonable.

You can't hang tings over into the next door garden. A can get a washing line.

SandyDenny · 18/07/2017 17:11

Cross posted with you in OP, yanbu Smile

PavlovianLunge · 18/07/2017 17:14

Your neighbour is being ridiculous. I'd buy a spectacularly prickly plant to go by the fence.

PurpleDragon76 · 18/07/2017 17:30

Most of the time they are OK neighbours. They are noisy though but hey, thats life. I just wanted to know if I was being unreasonable incase I came across petty but majority says its them Grin

I just want the inside of my garden to be mine. I wouldn't hang stuff to dry over my fence into others gardens, I would hang it over my washing line.

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KoalaDownUnder · 18/07/2017 17:32

They are being unreasonable. As if you want to look at a huge plastic cover!

bimbobaggins · 18/07/2017 17:34

Not another one of a&b scenarios. If it was hanging over my fence I'd just push it back over

supersop60 · 18/07/2017 17:34

A is BU.

PurpleDragon76 · 18/07/2017 17:41

I did it as A and B as wanted a genuine neutral opinion. I have been pushing it back Grin

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Topseyt · 18/07/2017 17:42

If it is hanging over into your garden just shove it back over. You shouldn't have to look at that. If she persists then TELL her bluntly that you don't like it and don't want it encroaching onto your property.

She presumably wouldn't drape her washing over the fence. This is no different. In fact, I guess it is much bigger?

Banderwassnatched · 18/07/2017 17:43

B. Who cares if A hangs a thing on a fence?

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