Council tenant damaged my garden fence

Discussion in 'benefits and housing' started by sovereignb, May 31, 2018.

  1. sovereignb

    sovereignb Well-Known Member

    This happened about 9 months back. The neighbour next door painted his fence red which has dripped through into my (leaseholder) green fence. He initially looked and admitted fault, stating he would buy paint to cover it. I asked several times and still maintains he'll sort it. I left it for a bit but asked the other day and came up with the same shit. On calling the council today they said they cant do anything. I can see myself holding a grudge over it - I generally don't think its my responsibility to sort out.

    Any suggestions?
  2. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    I think the tenant is being an arse (that's my professional head speaking) but there is little the council can do other than suggesting he sort it out for the sake of being a good ,responsible neighbour .
  3. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery Banned

  4. Poot

    Poot Everyone's a superhero, everyone's a Captain Kirk

    True that. He acted entirely independently of the council, in the same way as someone who, say, graffiti'd your wall as they passed by. And in that way, he is responsible.

    You might need to be more proactive and hand him the paint, a bill for the paint, and ask him to crack on. Maybe pick a sunny day.
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  5. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    just paint the fence yourself, and forget about it.
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  6. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    Paint it green and make sure some drips through onto his red. This could go on for ages.
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  7. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    or collect your faeces over a few months and spray the collected slurry through his letterbox with a jury-rigged pump.
  8. blairsh

    blairsh Sometimes

    Or don't paint it and forget about it.
  9. andysays

    andysays Defiantly non-premium member

  10. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    Yes! and spend the money you could have spent on the paint on cider.
  11. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    Move somewhere where there aren’t so many common Council types. And take your fence with you.
  12. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    Best solution so far.
  13. blairsh

    blairsh Sometimes

    Or a nice jigsaw.
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  14. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

  15. xenon

    xenon Sweep and cut

    The colour wheel of oppression.
  16. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    Hop over the fence and paint yellow lorries on his side with a small red sorry on each and chortle when he comes round to complain and mangles his words
  17. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

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  18. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

    Next time you're painting your fence make sure it dribbles over his red side.

    Or ... tell him again that it needs fixing

    Or ... burn the fence down.
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  19. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    tall yellow lorries followed by small jolly merry mellow collies
  20. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    Who the fuck paints their garden fence red? What's wrong with creosote?
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  21. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    sovereignb does your neighbour wear red trousers?
  22. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    I'm rather amused that the OP actually called the council about this :D

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  23. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    Would a jigsaw let sovereignb cut nice patterns in the fence? Or even not-at-all-nice patterns? Fun could be had.
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  24. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    How did you know sovereignb looks like a hunchbacked Victor Meldrew?
  25. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel Gabba Gabba-pentin

    Bone him/her/them
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  26. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    Lucky guess.
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  27. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel Gabba Gabba-pentin

  28. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    I reckon sovereignb should throw a glove at neighbour and invite him to meet with swords at dawn. Fencing about fencing.

    Or invite neighbour to an evening of Robert Frost poetry.
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  29. Mrs D

    Mrs D . Banned

    How can paint drip through from one fence to another fence, unless you’re talking about two side of the same fence?

    If that’s the case then the entire fence including both sides of it belongs either to you or to him (or his landlord).

    If it’s not yours then you can put up your own fence against it and paint it green. If it is yours then you can get him not only to repaint your side green, but also repaint his side green, so good luck with that.
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  30. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    And make sure to be give your story to to the local press. Faeces Finale in Fence Fight!
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