To hate my neighbours

(73 Posts)
slickrick Mon 11-Nov-13 15:04:58

We put black metal sheeting on the gates to stop the dog barking at anyone who walks past, now they've reported me to the council. I spent a lot of money having the sheets soldered on and sprayed not realizing that I needed planning permission.
I hate them, they are so mean AIBU?

JinglingRexManningDay Mon 11-Nov-13 15:10:41

YABU to hate them over your lack of planning permission.

slickrick Mon 11-Nov-13 15:13:27

Its not just that its lots of other things too. I had my trees pruned they asked the tree expert to cut their side and put it on my bill, even though the tree is in their garden.
Theyre horrid

ineedanexcuse Mon 11-Nov-13 15:15:05

If its your tree its your responsibility to cut it no matter where the branches are.

Strumpetron Mon 11-Nov-13 15:15:46

Is this a piss take?

slickrick Mon 11-Nov-13 15:17:20

Its their tree.

Why is it a piss take?

Icelollycraving Mon 11-Nov-13 15:17:28

I haven't been on mn much over the last few days. Is this a current in joke? hmm

Strumpetron Mon 11-Nov-13 15:19:35

'I hate them they are so mean'

You sound like a child. You didn't seek planning permission and now you're facing the consequences, it's life.

slickrick Mon 11-Nov-13 15:22:33

Thats because I am sick of nasty jealous neighbours. I dont understand people with that bitter tattle tail mentality. I couldnt care less what others do to their own house and I would never report anyone to the council.

JinglingRexManningDay Mon 11-Nov-13 15:22:42

Why did you pay for a tree that is not on your property?

clam Mon 11-Nov-13 15:26:19

I don't understand why you were having their tree pruned then? Or why "your" tree surgeons would have undertaken additional work for them when they were meant to be working for you? Tell them (the tree guys) that you didn't authorise the extra as they didn't run it past you, so you're not going to pay.

slickrick Mon 11-Nov-13 15:26:30

Their branches where hanging over my garden, its a big oak tree and needed pruning.

fromparistoberlin Mon 11-Nov-13 15:28:33

why is everyone talking about the tree when she posted about a fence

yanbu, i hate your neighbours. cunts

Strumpetron Mon 11-Nov-13 15:28:35

Thats because I am sick of nasty jealous neighbours. I dont understand people with that bitter tattle tail mentality. I couldnt care less what others do to their own house and I would never report anyone to the council

Why are they nasty and jealous? Are there any other occasions than this that they've gone against you?

You might not care less but others do, is it an eyesore to them or? To be honest they're probably also pissed off at the fact you've been letting your dogs bark all the time, how come they're in the garden so much?

JinglingRexManningDay Mon 11-Nov-13 15:31:55

So if your neighbours built a huge extension without planning permission you would say nothing?
It was their tree,you had no right to prune it,you also had no right to not abide by planning laws.

slickrick Mon 11-Nov-13 15:32:15

I dont leave my dog out to bark, I put the sheeting on so he can go outside more often.Its not an eyesore as lots of people in my road have gates with black sheeting.
Yes, they have done lots of other things but I cant post everything on here.

Chopstheduck Mon 11-Nov-13 15:32:18

Tbh it sounds like you need to train your dog so it doesn't bark at every person that walks past, not solder sheets onto the fence.

If you didn't instruct your tree surgeon to undertake the extra work on their tree, then don't pay him for the extra work!

There is def more to this than just these two issues though!

ineedanexcuse Mon 11-Nov-13 15:32:49

Can you start again and explain more clearly what has happened to who and when?

Strumpetron Mon 11-Nov-13 15:38:14

Well for one I don't think dogs should be in the front garden anyway if they're barking all the time. Not fair on the people walking past and the neighbours.

Did you let them know you were going to prune the tree?

SarahPercyAndBill Mon 11-Nov-13 15:39:22

doesn't matter. you hired them and if they take instructions from a random neighbor, then they can chase that neighbor for their payment.

clam Mon 11-Nov-13 15:41:45

And you can't prune just one half of a tree. When I had all mine done recently, I went to discuss it with the neighbours concerned. We agreed to split the cost of one that is technically theirs, but has actually self-seeded across the boundary line. All pleasant and reasonable. Just like the other neighbour, who knocked and asked if I minded if they trimmed a bit off my magnolia as it was over-hanging their patio. I said of course not.
Another neighbour often mows my front lawn, as she has her mower out anyway, as I often do back for her and for the guys the other side.
I think it's very important to try to get along with your neighbours.

vtechjazz Mon 11-Nov-13 15:48:32

You can prune anything that overhangs your property, but you have to offer the cuttings back to them.
Can you ask for retrospective planning permission?

clam Mon 11-Nov-13 16:18:46

But if you're talking about an oak tree, which the OP is, and it's sufficiently large to warrant getting guys in to do it properly, you can't just hack off the bits on your side. It needs lopping properly, back to the appropriate size. That needs consultation with neighbours, if it affects their property.

Mylovelyboy Mon 11-Nov-13 16:45:02

slick I agree with you actually. I thought i had got all confused. Read thread about the gate and all the posts are about trees!!!!
What is their problem with the gate. Is it offending them or getting in their way. Fucking load of old busy bodies by the sound of it. Dont blame you for hating them. Planning permission for sheets on gates confused. Hardy and erection grin of a large barn the front garden. Cant fart in this country without having to get permission from the council jobsworths.

Mylovelyboy Mon 11-Nov-13 16:48:29

A lot of dogs bark when people walk past houses. What are you meant to do.......gag it? As long as it does not bark constantly all day and night then cant see the issue

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