New couple moved in next-door about a year ago. He knows everything there is to know about - everything. Other than that seems not too bad a chap. A tiny problem is that anything his side of the fence must be done perfectly while outside that boundary it doesn't matter. Like using a lump hammer to bend over a steel gutter bracket on my garage (don't ask why). I replaced the guttering with plastic 2 weeks later anyway but that hammering didn't do the soffit board much good. Next we have the laying of a considerable weight of broken concrete slabs against the (single brick) wall of my garage. Tried to be diplomatic and accommodating "Hope you don't mind etc but prefer you didn't put any weight against this wall as...". He frowned about that as if I'd insulted him. The latest is that his new garage drainpipe ends here... http://tinyurl.com/crzhngf Tiny snag is that everything to the left of that pipe is my garden! It's behind my shed and that corner is now waterlogged. So he's run the drainpipe across a path in his garden and drained it into mine. He's concreting over most of his garden afai can see so the earth behind my shed seems attractive I guess.
Best to "confront' him about this or just blank off that gap in the fence so the water spashes back his side...? Just trying to avoid making a bad neighbour here - not very good at that.
Dear Marjory - am I being paranoid? What can I do without losing it? He seems ok with DIY so why place the pipe to drain onto my garden? I mean surely he can see that's not nice. I’m no saint but would never do that. I just don't get it.