Neighbor walked into our house uninvited

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

can you lock the screen?

that’s super weird, that he just walked in.. i’d confront him, in person, and tell him not to enter your home or walk onto your property without being invited first.

Post # 4
2546 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

absolutely confront him. you can’t let this slide.

Post # 5
1931 posts
Buzzing bee

@colorofmyheart:  +1

Lock the screen door, definitely. Just ignore the dude for the remainder of his time living near you, or try your best! Good luck, OP.

Post # 8
1028 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

That is odd to say the least and he has gone beyond overstepping his bounds to invading you and your husband’s space and privacy. I dont think there really is a nice way to put it so at this point you must be DIRECT with him. At least, as long as he remains your neighbor. Just because you dont feel he is malicious in his actions doesnt mean he doesnt have bad intentions under the guise of appearing like a “nice guy”.


I dont think you, as a female, should confront him alone. You and your husband need  to have a conversation with him AND follow it up with a formal letter. That way, if he does it again and you need to go to the authorities, you have proof that you told him his behavior is inexcusable. If you dont want to talk to him face to face a text message MAY suffice but he can always say he didnt get it.


As far as what to say? Be frank with him – tell him his actions are seriously overstepping you and your husband’s boundaries, he is invading your space and privacy and he is NOT, under ANY circumstances, allowed to walk into your house or even on your property without receiving permission FIRST. 


Good luck cause Creepy McCreeperton would have received a serious tongue lashing from me the very first time it happened.


Post # 9
1931 posts
Buzzing bee

@Mrs. Boots:  Can you install a lock yourselves? I can’t imagine a small latch would be too cost- or time-consuming.

Post # 10
3756 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

You invited him to the bonfire, so you are friendly neighbors, right? Some people just don’t get it and grew up in an environment where things like this are OK. I don’t think it’s creepy, he’s just not getting the boundaries, he feels comfortable with you guys. He’s moving so I wouldn’t make a big deal of it. 

Post # 11
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

If he’s moving I would probably just ignore it and keep the door locked. I would walk into my friends house if the screen was open (more so if they were expecting me though I guess…). But if he did it again I would confront him right in the moment. I doesn’t need to be a big deal or anything (just say that he really startled you and you would really appreciate if he just rang the door bell or knocked and if you don’t answer that probably means you’re busy).

Post # 13
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@Mrs. Boots:  If I were you, I would have done it as soon as it happened. I would have said, “We don’t appreciate people coming into our home uninvited. In the future, either wait for us to answer the door or come back later.” I would not stand for that…I would also start keeping my door locked.

Post # 15
2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@bebero:  +1! Soooo creepy!

Post # 16
11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Um yeah I would have said something right then and there. I do not tolerate shit like this.  I also would have asked him to please leave the bonfire he wasn’t invited to.  People are so rude!


My parents’ old neighbor once walked into their house uninvited – my mom was PISSED and laid down the law.  What if you guys were doing the business or you had gotten out of the shower? 

God, I hate people sometimes!

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