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  # 2282596 24-Jul-2019 09:11
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heavenlywild:

 

I am only seeking some feedback folks, don't feel the comments about my credentials as a neighbour are warranted, or the assumption of the magnitude of the issue to me.

 

 

@heavenlywild Lets clear one thing up

 

Does this happen often or is it a one off?

 

 

People can call me precious or whatever you want but I really do not wish to engage with you based on your comments thus far.


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  # 2282597 24-Jul-2019 09:13
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Once upon a time Geekzone used to be a tech focused forum for geeks, lately it's been turning into an agony aunt column.  😞 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2282600 24-Jul-2019 09:13
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heavenlywild:

 

I am only seeking some feedback folks, don't feel the comments about my credentials as a neighbour are warranted, or the assumption of the magnitude of the issue to me.

 

 

 

 

You've posted in a public forum and asked for advice, just because you don't like the advice, doesn't mean it's wrong. 

 

The litmus test here should be, what would a reasonable person do, and I think you'd find the majority of people wouldn't make a big deal about this, so perhaps you should, for your own sake, just let it go.

 

If you upset them by making a big deal about this, expect escalation, and one day you might need them to agree to something they could be difficult on (like shared driveway access for UFB or similar).

 

Your call of course.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 2282602 24-Jul-2019 09:15
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heavenlywild:

 

Linux:

 

heavenlywild:

 

I am only seeking some feedback folks, don't feel the comments about my credentials as a neighbour are warranted, or the assumption of the magnitude of the issue to me.

 

 

@heavenlywild Lets clear one thing up

 

Does this happen often or is it a one off?

 

 

People can call me precious or whatever you want but I really do not wish to engage with you based on your comments thus far.

 

 

@heavenlywild To me it sounds like a one off that your neighbour has hung a rug over the fence and you are asking about the law on this!

 

Unless you give us more detail like how often it's happening then of course you sound like a sad neighbour!

 

If they are hanging the washing up often on the fence then I could understand you not being happy about this as I would not be happy either


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  # 2282608 24-Jul-2019 09:19
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heavenlywild:

 

I am only seeking some feedback folks, don't feel the comments about my credentials as a neighbour are warranted, or the assumption of the magnitude of the issue to me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

On one hand - fair enough, I maybe should have stuck to the exact question rather than being glib.

 

 

 

On the other hand, you got feedback - it just perhaps wasn't the feedback you wanted to hear!

 

 

 

Maybe if there was more context? Perhaps this neighbour really has been a total jerk to you for years now and this is just another example of a long litany of passive/aggressive behaviour from them, perfectly calculated to frustrate and annoy...

 

Without that context however, we can only go on what you have given us.

 

Yes - I am sure if you really wanted to, you could use property law to prevent your neighbour from hanging their rug over the dividing line fence once in a blue moon.

 

If the above line doesn't sound as ludicrous to you as it does to me though, we are clearly living in completely different worlds!





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  # 2282610 24-Jul-2019 09:21
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heavenlywild:

 

Geeesh, how quickly the discussion is turning south with assumptions.

 

 

Your question was fair enough, but now you are being relentlessly attacked and labeled as the bad neighbour.  When in fact, you have done nothing other than pose a question. 

 

Some get a holier than thou boost from castigating others. Ignore them. I think it is good to ask questions when it comes to matters of etiquette. 

 

My personal opinion, if it is a one off then it should be fine. But they should ask if it becomes frequent. It is just a matter of courtesy. 

 

But, it also depends on the neighbour , whether they are friendlly or obnoxious, etc.  

 

One of my neighbours are poor excuses for people, disrespectful, noone likes them and they are a nuisance. Prefer to burn household rubbish than use council facilities. Who does that in the city? 




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  # 2282612 24-Jul-2019 09:24
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heavenlywild:

 

Geeesh, how quickly the discussion is turning south with assumptions.

 

 

Your question was fair enough, but now you are being relentlessly attacked and labeled as the bad neighbour.  When in fact, you have done nothing other than pose a question. 

 

Some get a holier than thou boost from castigating others. Ignore them. I think it is good to ask questions when it comes to matters of etiquette. 

 

My personal opinion, if it is a one off then it should be fine. But they should ask if it becomes frequent. It is just a matter of courtesy. 

 

But, it also depends on the neighbour , whether they are friendlly or obnoxious, etc.  

 

One of my neighbours are poor excuses for people, disrespectful, noone likes them and they are a nuisance. Prefer to burn household rubbish than use council facilities. Who does that in the city? 

 

 

 

 

Thanks surfisup1000 for your constructive feedback. I agree it is about courtesy to me, one off or not. It shows consideration as a neighbour. 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2282614 24-Jul-2019 09:25
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I think you should call the Police, but not 111, use the new number (105) as while this is a serious incident, its not an emergency. Then you should call your lawyer. Alternatively, you could hang YOUR rug on the fence and have a rug-airing party and get to know the neighbors. 


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  # 2282615 24-Jul-2019 09:26
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surfisup1000:

 

heavenlywild:

 

Geeesh, how quickly the discussion is turning south with assumptions.

 

 

Your question was fair enough, but now you are being relentlessly attacked and labeled as the bad neighbour.  When in fact, you have done nothing other than pose a question. 

 

Some get a holier than thou boost from castigating others. Ignore them. I think it is good to ask questions when it comes to matters of etiquette. 

 

My personal opinion, if it is a one off then it should be fine. But they should ask if it becomes frequent. It is just a matter of courtesy. 

 

But, it also depends on the neighbour , whether they are friendlly or obnoxious, etc.  

 

One of my neighbours are poor excuses for people, disrespectful, noone likes them and they are a nuisance. Prefer to burn household rubbish than use council facilities. Who does that in the city? 

 

 

 

 

Pretty fair response!

 

That said, it wasn't a question of etiquette that was asked (which I am sure would have been answered with more grace and consideration and less of a pile-on!) but one of law - hence the perhaps the more robust and teasing responses...





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  # 2282618 24-Jul-2019 09:29
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heavenlywild:

 

It shows consideration as a neighbour. 

 

 

 

 

As does talking to them!

 

😛

 

 

 

(sorry - I am done now. Too much coffee this morning. I wish you the best of luck through this trying time.)





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  # 2282619 24-Jul-2019 09:30
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surfisup1000:

 

heavenlywild:

 

Geeesh, how quickly the discussion is turning south with assumptions.

 

 

Your question was fair enough, but now you are being relentlessly attacked and labeled as the bad neighbour.  When in fact, you have done nothing other than pose a question. 

 

Some get a holier than thou boost from castigating others. Ignore them. I think it is good to ask questions when it comes to matters of etiquette. 

 

My personal opinion, if it is a one off then it should be fine. But they should ask if it becomes frequent. It is just a matter of courtesy. 

 

But, it also depends on the neighbour , whether they are friendlly or obnoxious, etc.  

 

One of my neighbours are poor excuses for people, disrespectful, noone likes them and they are a nuisance. Prefer to burn household rubbish than use council facilities. Who does that in the city? 

 

 

 

 

Pretty fair response!

 

That said, it wasn't a question of etiquette that was asked (which I am sure would have been answered with more grace and consideration and less of a pile-on!) but one of law - hence the perhaps the more robust and teasing responses...

 

 

 

 

My mistake, forgot to add in some emoticons in my OP to soften the question 😂


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  # 2282624 24-Jul-2019 09:33
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Lets entertain the law aspect of this. For the record IANAL.

 

 

 

I'm assuming that law would be similar to overhanging trees? In that any branches that overhang into your property, you are allowed to cut down but the actual branches (or fruit, if it was a fruit tree) still belongs to your neighbour so you are obligated to return them to the neighbour.

 

 

 

To clarify I am in no way suggesting to the OP that they cut the rug overhanging on their side of the fence.


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  # 2282628 24-Jul-2019 09:40
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kiwiharry:

 

Lets entertain the law aspect of this. For the record IANAL.

 

 

 

I'm assuming that law would be similar to overhanging trees? In that any branches that overhang into your property, you are allowed to cut down but the actual branches (or fruit, if it was a fruit tree) still belongs to your neighbour so you are obligated to return them to the neighbour.

 

 

 

To clarify I am in no way suggesting to the OP that they cut the rug overhanging on their side of the fence.

 

 

@kiwiharry OMG that is kind of funny when I think about it, Think of the look on the neighbours face :P




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  # 2282630 24-Jul-2019 09:42
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kiwiharry:

 

Lets entertain the law aspect of this. For the record IANAL.

 

 

 

I'm assuming that law would be similar to overhanging trees? In that any branches that overhang into your property, you are allowed to cut down but the actual branches (or fruit, if it was a fruit tree) still belongs to your neighbour so you are obligated to return them to the neighbour.

 

 

 

To clarify I am in no way suggesting to the OP that they cut the rug overhanging on their side of the fence.

 

 

 

 

Interesting, didn't know the fruit on the other side of the fence would need to be returned. You learn something everyday!


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Linux:

 

kiwiharry:

 

Lets entertain the law aspect of this. For the record IANAL.

 

 

 

I'm assuming that law would be similar to overhanging trees? In that any branches that overhang into your property, you are allowed to cut down but the actual branches (or fruit, if it was a fruit tree) still belongs to your neighbour so you are obligated to return them to the neighbour.

 

 

 

To clarify I am in no way suggesting to the OP that they cut the rug overhanging on their side of the fence.

 

 

@kiwiharry OMG that is kind of funny when I think about it, Think of the look on the neighbours face :P

 

 

Sounds legit, as long as you return the half that you've cut off to them.😉





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