Post # 1
Our neighbours haven’t kept their yard looking nice, and they finally got a landscaping company to come in and make it look nicer.
This meant putting down gravel in between our two houses.
However, the gravel is on our property, all along the area between our two houses.
What do we do now? Should we say something? Face-to-face (ring their doorbell/try to catch them leaving/coming home)? Email? Note at the door? Carrier pidgeon?
BLAH…. both my FI and I don’t like confrontation, but we don’t like how they did this without consulting either a) us or b) the property plans.
ps: I really like the wife. She is super nice, and super friendly. The husband is okay, but isn’t as friendly as his wife, sometimes yelling at his kids when they’re outside (I guess that is normalish?)- our relationship with them is basically waving/saying ‘hello’ if we see them.
Post # 3
I guess whatis the issue with the gravel? Just that it is there on your side or what?
Post # 5
@chasesgirl: Yeah, it’s on our property, about a foot in along the houses… would you do nothing? (serious question, not being snarky)
Post # 6
You don’t have to have a confrontation, but something like this is best handled in person.
I assume this is a problem to you- sometimes gravel is a good solution for dark, shaded, narrow areas between houses.
Knock on their door, compliment their new landscaping, then express your concern that the company accidentally left the gravel on your property and ask what they can do to resolve the problem.
Post # 7
Is there actually a problem with it being on your land? Do you want it removed? Or do you just want them to know that they have stuff on your property?
If you’re going to say something say it to their face. I think notes and e-mails are too passive aggressive and I generally don’t like them for something like this.
Post # 8
@julies1949: Just talked it out with FI… we’re going to put down gravel on our side too. Basically, I’m a loser for worrying about this! (First-world issue indeed : P) Thanks for replying anyway!!
Post # 9
@Double_rainbow: I’m glad you found an easy solution.
If you have trouble in the future, I recommend talking to them. Since you said you already talk to them a bit, I don’t see the problem with actually communicating when/if a real problem arises.
Post # 10
Is it actually on your property or is it on the easement? If you do say something do it in person the next time you see them out and about. I wouldn’t hunt them down over it.
Post # 11
EDIT sorry I see you already solved it!