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  # 2283608 25-Jul-2019 16:38
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This is the type of post that needs a photo from the OP to see what it looks like.

 

 

 

Also who actually owns the fence, as you will find many so call boundary fences are actually on one side of the boundary, and not exactly on the boundary.


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  # 2283810 26-Jul-2019 07:08
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heavenlywild:

 

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? 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

I agree, this actually happened to us, a "temporary" neighbour in the flat behind used to hang two huge rugs over our fence, which looked awful. The problem was that the rugs were very close to our garden, which we often used to water with a hose. I politely suggested to the tenant that this wasn't the best place to hang the rugs, but this was ignored.

 

Fortunately, the tenant left before it became a real nuisance, but we could have continued to water the garden and accidentally made the rugs even wetter. Or the "wind" could have accidentally caught the rugs and thrown them back over the fence. Or, some dirt or dust from the garden could have accidentally got onto the rugs while we were gardening. 

 

None of these possibilities actually happened, but I do understand why the OP raised this matter.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2284014 26-Jul-2019 10:40
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Be thankfull thats all you neighbor does. Those of us who have had bad neighbors know just how bad things can get.
So, before it escalates any further...

 

You need to determine where the boundaries ACTUALLY are. Dont assume the fence is on the boundary.
So get the surveyors in . That has to be the first step.

 

I suggest moving the fence 1 foot into his property, then he wont need to ask for your permission. Problem solved. Its what a reasonable neighbor would do.

 

Btw, legally you own the land. Only the land
You DO NOT own the area above the land (or below it). Since you dont own that area above the land where the rug is , you dont have rights to make claims over it.


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  # 2284024 26-Jul-2019 10:59
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Getting the surveyors in?? It would have to be a bigger problem than a rug to justify that. It would be cheaper to buy a new carpet for the neighbour.

IANAL but if you only own the land and not above it why do you have all the rules about cutting intruding tree branches.

Plucked from an NZ law firms web site

"Trees are covered in more detail below, but the Courts have held that the “invasion” of airspace over land by artificial objects and projections (e.g. wires, cables, signs or the jib of a crane) amount to trespass, and is therefore actionable accordingly. Whilst not everyone’s neighbour owns/operates a plane, it may be of interest to note that this does not extend to an aircraft flying a “reasonable” height above a property (based on wind, weather and other factors), provided the provisions of the Civil Aviation Act 1990 have been complied with. "

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  # 2284281 26-Jul-2019 15:29
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Last neighbour had a sort of car business and used to hang car mats on our fence. I could care...not.

 

 

 

Current neighbour doesn't hang anything  on the fence but we have a good view of the MM painted on the side of their house.

 

 




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  # 2284305 26-Jul-2019 16:06
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Update - spoke to the neighbour. Very reasonable and friendly chap. 

 

You never know how a neighbour is going to react and hence my post / question. 

 

Mods please lock thread.


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  # 2284339 26-Jul-2019 17:26
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heavenlywild:

 

Update - spoke to the neighbour. Very reasonable and friendly chap. 

 

You never know how a neighbour is going to react and hence my post / question. 

 

Mods please lock thread.

 

 

 

 

Why didn't you speak to your neighbour in the first place, instead of posting here?

 

I'm glad that you are NOT my neighbour.

 

Sad.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2284380 26-Jul-2019 19:08
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Why start a thread? The 4 pages of posts suggests the question was of interest to many.


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  # 2284481 27-Jul-2019 09:53
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paulchinnz:

 

Why start a thread? The 4 pages of posts suggests the question was of interest to many.

 

 

I agree, because the same thing happened to us and we debated at length what was the best thing to do after the neighbour ignored our view that the smelly old rugs shouldn't be hung on the fence. 

 

In my view, a neighbour doesn't have rights to hang things over our fence so that we have no option but to look at them. What say it was something that we or our guests found offensive that we had to look at. We had decided that if the situation continued, we would push the rugs back over the fence. Would that have made us bad neighbours, I don't think so. 

 

We have the right to decide how our side of the fence looks, and IMHO a neighbour doesn't have the right to change this.

 

 

 

 


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  # 2287822 2-Aug-2019 19:09
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I think the neighbour just wanted to talk to OP.





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