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It’s not often I get that riled, but coming home from work today I arrived at my home open mouthed.
Rewind a few months and my neighbour told me about his extension he was building. He gave me all the paperwork as part of the planning process and he told me that it there would no windows directly overviewing my garden. Fair enough I thought. He then asked if he could use the back of my garage to place some scaffolding poles – being a friendly sort of person I told him there would be no problem. Then he asked if he could use my drive for a day to get the bulldozer in – again I said this was fine and even gave him the keys to my car so he could move it as I was on vacation.
Imagine my surprise this evening to come home (the neighbours are on vacation at the moment) to find that the builders had decided to erect scaffolding in my driveway – not just in the driveway but in a position that stops me opening my garage door. Even more shocking was the fact that they had moved my car in order to place this scaffolding! Now my old Celica is off the road at the moment, so they must have ‘bumped’ it in order to place their scaffolding on my drive.
I have just taken this photo to show how thoughtful they have been – how do I open my damn garage now? Bear in mind that nobody thought it worth asking my permission whether they could put their scaffolding on my drive, blocking my garage and moving my car in the process.
To say I am a little pissed is an understatement. What has made it worse is that the original promise of no window overlooking my garden has also been ignored and now there is a big window in the side of their house which gives a view over our entire garden (and beyond into other neighbours gardens) leaving us with absolutely no privacy whatsoever.
Now they are away at the moment so there is pretty much nothing I can do unless I see the builders as I head out to work one morning. Even then, I am still so shocked that they did it, that I am struggling to determine what I would say to them apart from informing them to get there f****** scaffolding off my drive and moving their vans and lorries when they are not looking.
Now some will say I am over reacting here, but have a look at the second photo which shows how far they moved my car. The dirty oil patch on the floor obviously used to be where the engine bay of the Celica was so it was moved no small amount. Swines. I am so damn pissed at the moment.
Any suggestions for what to do appreciated! I’ll keep you infomed…