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We had some issues when we bought 5 acres to build on last year. Well, 2 years ago now...
The property sat at the end of a short road w/ houses lined down both sides of the road. Our 5 acres is in front of another 60 owned by an older gentleman.
Several of the home owners on the street had previously had permission to walk, ride bikes, hunt, the property. Others just went down there whenever they felt like it. For 20 years... (Property was raw, had never been touched).
So when I bought the property several of them came down when we started clearing. Telling me how they had permission to use it. I let them all know then that we had purchased the property and were clearing it to live on. And that I would appreciate them respecting our property and privacy.
Most understood, were pissed and still wont really speak to us, but they stay off the property. One other we had issues with his teenage son not complying. He would come down after we would leave for work and ride his bike through our freshly laid sod, go play with our dogs, etc.. He not once had bothered to come talk to us, or ask permission to see the dogs, etc... I had a no trespassing sign at the end of the driveway, which he rode right past on his bike.
I spoke with his father and asked him to tell his son not to trespass. He didnt seem to think anything was wrong with his son going to "see the neighbors dogs" (which are 150'+ off the road, and Behind our house mind you) and trespassing was a harsh word for a teenager... ??????????????????? I bet he'd feel different if I just walked in his backyard unannounced and without permission.
So now every time we drive by the kid flips me off. I had finally had enough of that and stopped one day and told him if he flipped me off one more time, I was going to talk to his father again.
I got a nasty email from the guy about 2 days later about how I was to never talk to his son..... And that his family would just act as if we didn't exist from now on since I made it clear I didn't want to be a friendly neighbor....
What a nut. All I wanted was respect and some privacy. And for people not to walk around my house when they felt like it. Got another neighbor that still dumps his yard clippings and old pumpkins across the line in the fall. When I clear that part of the property, I'm sure it's going to piss him off too.
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