As most/some of you know - we've built on the Island in a new development. This brings problems from all directions.
We had 2 vacant blocks either side. But - one side is now building - and doing polished cement floors.
We've had a few dealings - always invite them (new neighbours) in for a beer/drink if they come to see the block.
He's a real "tough" guy. A bit on the short side - and she's ok - albeit a bit trendy. Don't want kids etc etc.
He's quite forthright in what he wants. As we have a common border I had to contact him over the fence - after some prolonged talk he finally paid his half. But he now drop comments about what he will or will not allow.
I'm not worried about him - other than I like to get along and don't want trouble - but I intend either having a "return" to his garage - zero boundary and a gate for my property - which may have to be attached to his garage wall. If not I will have to extend the fence and thus prevent him inspecting the side of his garage wall for termites etc. I get the feeling he feels he will lose a massive amount of land because of this - it will be about 20cms wide by about 4 metres long. Alongside his garage on my side.
I have the same thing on my west side - where my garage is - or will have when someone builds. Its just a fact of life.
I find him a bit abrasive and rather "rude" but Mrs SJ says we should all be nice. I feel we are but get sick of the "tough" comments.
Just interested in thoughts and possible ways to handle the matter. I'm planning on just saying there are two options - 1) link to his garage and I'll keep an eye on the garage wall - or 2) extend fence and he can do whatever he likes - he won't be able to really see the bottom of the garage all along. He is the sort of guy who might go for 2 ...
He stated he'll come in our place and check his wall when he needs to. Not withstanding the fact I'll have a lock on the gate.
Now - he may be just the sort of guy who has no idea his comments annoy people - but the idea of him saying he'll enter my property to check his garage when he likes started to rile me. I let it go - but I plan to be ready before the event - not after.
His other comment is to remove all the trees behind his block so his view is better - of the golf course. We love the trees - not just for their beauty but as they give us privacy from the golf course. You can still see it perfectly. I have a feeling he's going to try and get our trees removed too.