The back of my neighbors' shed faces my backyard.
They told me they were going to re-side the entire house last October.
It never happened.
In the meantime, the back side of the shed is starting to make my view
look tacky. It needs paint, and a few boards need to be nailed back on.
Can I paint the back side of their shed, without their approval, or do I
need to ask?
Thanks Tom. I have not met them, but their windows face mine and they
seem like decent folks.
Thought I would ask as others have told me to just do it.
I have never had problems with my neighbors, so this may definitely be
the route to take.
This is impossible to do as they live in a tri-level, which overlooks my
back yard. My home is a rambler.
But, they built a real nice roof type thing (cannot think of the name of
it) next to their fence, and during the summer months, loads of green
climbing plants cover it so it creates loads of privacy. It was built,
I am sure, to give them some cover from the sun as they have a pool, and
no trees in the backyard.
How did they manage to tell you that were going to reside their house.
Have you ever seen decent folk when they get riled?
The others are morons.
Have you thought about suggesting the do their shed in the same siding
they do their house? It might delay things but it would sure look
Maybe they'd let you paint the shed in the meantime, but how they know
if you do good work or not? How do they know if you will treat their
house as well as your own. I wouldn't let you do it.
OK, when I moved here a year ago, there is a three inch gap from the end
of the fence to the shed. The wife was working there, and I was on the
other side of the fence.
I yelled out, "Hello new neighbor", and we introduced ourselves. We had
a very brief conversation, as it is hard to converse through the crack
of a fence.
We talked about her being surprised that the owners sold the home as it
is quite new.
Anyway, I really don't call that meeting my neighbors, but I have
decided to start walking down their block, in hopes of meeting them.
At that point, I will not discuss the condition of the shed.
I am not in a hurry to do this anyway. Just thought I would ask.
I know some of the neighbors on their block, and they are complaining
about the fact their driveway was torn up, over a year ago, and redone.
But, the sad part is that the old broken up concrete is still on their
yard, in the grass.
I am quite handy, and love to paint. It would be done first class, but
then again, they would never see it. They have to enter my back yard to
It really is an eyesore for me, not them.
Kinda insulting? I once parked my fifth wheel in my back yard when first
moved into this house 11 years ago, guy behind one day came to me and
asked me to give him some money so he can plant a tree or two to block
the view of my trailer roof. I just shut the door in his face.
Neighbors can be interesting. We have one who put up a stockade fence
5 or 6 feet inside his property line last Spring. Later in the summer,
I was out working in the yard, and he came by to complain that I wasn't
maintaining the foliage that butts up against his fence - basically,
I pointed out that not only would I have been trespassing, but that
I preferred that the raspberries be allowed to grow wild along the
entire property line, as they provide a nice barrier and food source
for the local animals.
His response? "Well, it's still your job to maintain them on your
side of the fence." Either he had no idea where the property line
was ( possible, considering how much of his own land he had effectively
cut off ), or he considered maintenance of his property to be
a community effort. ;-)
I can see your point. When new neighbours moved in and the first thing
they did was knock on the door and ask us to remove our cedar hedge I
basically did the same thing. Mind you eventually we did remove it to
make our property look larger when we sold.
The problem is that the neighbors don't see it. They have a fence built
up to the side of the shed, and the shed makes up for the rest of the fence.
They cannot even see the back of the shed unless they come
into my back yard. In fact, the overhang of the roof is on my property
line, but that does not bother me.
Seems to me they should be the one cleaning up their property, but
I know what you mean.
That was a pretty critical piece of information to leave out until
now, dont'cha think? You could have saved some spinning wheels if you
had said this in the first place.
If it's a shared fence, you have every right to paint your side. Since
the back of the shed is de facto part of your side of the fence, you
have the right to paint it.
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