Need advice with neighbourhood problem

Discussion in 'Just Talk' started by vrDrew63, Oct 3, 2022.

  1. rogerk101

    rogerk101 Screwfix Select

    To the OP ...
    Get a life ... or perhaps you need a serious health scare to change your perceptions and priorities ... to awaken you to what's really important in life.
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  2. kitfit1

    kitfit1 Screwfix Select

    Do you mind if i "pass" on that @Astramax far more important things to deal with :D
  3. Truckcab79

    Truckcab79 Screwfix Select

    Don’t feed the troll. Amusing as these post are. :D
  4. kitfit1

    kitfit1 Screwfix Select

    3 pages in ? i think "Sally" can be fed as much as she wants :D
    Screwfix won't delete the thread why bother.
  5. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    Look's more like carpet samples.
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  6. kitfit1

    kitfit1 Screwfix Select

    Yep, although there are a few "rolls" in the pic lol.
  7. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    Yes as you said, probably offcuts though.
  8. kitfit1

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  9. vrDrew63

    vrDrew63 Active Member


    As compared to people whinging about their poor water pressure or mold spots? You've decided that my complaint about a neighbours egregious behaviour somehow crosses a line of triviality?

    I don't think so.

    I think this touches a nerve among people with guilty consciences.
  10. kitfit1

    kitfit1 Screwfix Select

    Nope. My house is a clean as a clean thing that has gone through a full clean that might have even been paid for, but wasn't. The BMW on the drive next to my van is fine, as are my garage doors.
    I just would not post a pile of rubbish on the internet complaining about my next door neighbour because they had a dodgy garage door and a few bits of carpet. Especially when the only time i could possibly see them is when i'm looking straight at it and photographing it to post on the internet.
    Maybe your right. there may well be difference between the USA and UK.........................................ever thought about going back ?
  11. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    As you have advertised your near neighbours garage why not have a garage contents sale as this could benefit towards the cost of repairs.
  12. Bazza-spark

    Bazza-spark Screwfix Select

    Poor water pressure and mould spots (note the spelling) have a direct impact on peoples, lives this door and some carpet bits don't.

    My neighour has a similar garage door and that has been broken for a few years now. He has also had his asbestos cement garage roof replaced, with the old asbestos cement roof in his garden being bagged up. However at the ripe old age of 81 he isn't going to shift it any time soon.

    Does it bother me? No!

    You now wish to tell us WE have guilty consciences.

    Have you ever though of going on the stage? There is a shortage of comedians at the moment.
  13. vrDrew63

    vrDrew63 Active Member

    I'm done with this ********.

    Really, I hate to get to this point. All I wanted was some cultural advice about how best to sensitively deal with a minor neighbourhood issue. Stupid me.

    I don't care about what Screwfix forum members think. I really don't. They obviously have less than zero ability to handle what seems to me to be a fairly simple issue. I granted them the opportunity to share their wisdom with me.

    What a waste of time.

    I'll handle this my way. Knock on these people's door. Say with a smile how I'd like to help. Offer up my services, time, money, whatever to help deal with the problem. But not shy away from the fact that for the last six weeks or so, their house has looked like a fly tipping site. Making what seems like a very nice neighbourhood look like a slum. Needs to be dealt with.

    You can hate on me all you want. Have at it. Relish your loathing of me.

    But I'll deal with this problem. And I promise you, I('ll never waste my time asking you imbeciles for anything again.
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  14. Bazza-spark

    Bazza-spark Screwfix Select

    Nobody hates or loathes you. You just appear to be an interferring busybody complaining after only 6 weeks.
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  15. kitfit1

    kitfit1 Screwfix Select going to delete your forum account then now ? After all, we are all "imbiceciles", no point in you being on here at all from now on then is there ? After all, you obviously know better than anyone else.................................of course you do.....................your American so obviously you know better.
  16. Tony Goddard

    Tony Goddard Screwfix Select

    OP, i'll try and give some constructive advice, I'm taking it from reading through some posts that you are either American or have lived in the states for quite a while. I'm not an expert on US real estate laws, but I do know that they have the ability to condemn a property if it violates city codes, that kind of thing. Whilst ostensibly our local authorites can do the same, they rarely do, the old saying "an Englishman's home is his castle" is true, and he can, more or less do as he likes.

    A lot of British streets have the run down house with a pile of tat in the garden. Ours has one, end of a terrace of linked semis, the house is tatty as you like, there is all manner of rusty junk in the garden and the grass is 4' tall. The chap who lives there is an Antique furniture restorer, his work is tip top, but sadly he doesn't give the same attention to his home - He is the most lovelly, helpful good natured fellow, his wife and kids are very pleasent too - it would be very tricky, and indeed poor form to address the issue with him, it hurts no one, its not hurting other properties, so let it be.

    Your neighbour likely has one of his tensioning wires snapped, I've replaced one once, almost lost my fingers, horrid job with vicious springs that I'd not attempt again, So I'd not volunteer to help someone with it.

    Problem is we Brits are quite a reserved bunch, and, in general take umbridge quite readily having a natural undercurrent of grumpiness, so I really don't know how you would move from failing to fix the garage door to then complaining about the mess without falling out with the chap - and a neighbour dispute you really don't need.

    There may be covenants regarding working from home, but in general they only forbid putting up advertising signs, and as the government has spent much of the past two years encouraging staying at, and working from home, I would think any such are rendered void by precedent.

    I would just ignor it, sooner or later it will be fixed.
  17. CGN

    CGN Screwfix Select

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  19. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

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  20. kitfit1

    kitfit1 Screwfix Select

    Do it like this !!!!!!!!!
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