Arguing and butting heads with your neighbor is never a pleasant experience.
It makes sense that you’ll get into a few tiffs with those living closest to you. But most of the time, all issues are resolved and the parties involved can move on. But what happens if they can’t?
If you’ve never been cussed out, had your property vandalized, or had to call SWAT on a neighbor, consider yourself lucky. Not everyone shares this luxury.
Find out why these people have every right to genuinely hate their neighbors!
#1 Creating Their Own Potholes
I moved onto a dirt road with several houses on it. My friend has lived down the road his whole life. The people next to my house only come up for the summer and are never there in the winter. When summer comes, however, there are multiple potholes on the road. Curious, I asked my friend. He said the neighbors come up in the summer and dig the holes themselves in order to ‘slow down’ traffic. So, that.
#2 Unnecessary Trespassing (And Epic Revenge)
My neighbor had two access roads to his property (he didn’t live there, he just had livestock there) and insisted on using the one that cut through our property, despite the fact that it was the longer route and it was a literal unpaved road through the woods. He didn’t have an easement or anything, he just assumed that since he had to drive through our property to get to that lane road, he was allowed to do so. He was a total jerk to us for no reason. He never said “hi.” He got upset if we were too close to his property despite the fact that he literally drove through our property every day.
Revenge came when lightning struck a tree in the woods and it fell right across the access to the lane road… on OUR property. He hired a service to chop the tree up and told them they could have the wood as part of the payment (it was nice walnut). My dad wasn’t having any of that. He walked down there with a copy of the sale documents, pointed out the marker that clearly separated our land from our neighbor’s land. He got the neighbor to admit that the tree in question was both from our land and currently laying on our land, not his. Then my dad sent the crew packing and told them if they took so much as a branch from that tree, it was theft and he (a lawyer) would see them in court for it. It’s been over 15 years and that tree is still laying across the access to the lane road. He can still access his property via the other road, so he didn’t have a leg to stand on to force an easement.