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entitled neighbors are treating long time town resident as a doormat, woman is sick of it and gets the neighborhood council involved

Woman spends $10k to appease her demanding new neighbors, is fed up after years of loud music, stolen parking spots, and local authority involvement: ‘I was sick of it’

Patience is a virtue.
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Neighborhood kids banned from family treehouse after they leave a mess and mom refuses to step in: '[Their mom] started telling everyone I ruined her kids' summer'

It's not always fair to blame parents for the actions of their children, people are psychologically complex and each child is different and wildly unpredictable in their own way. Even the best of intentions and good parenting doesn't always yield the best results, plus—well, mistakes are just part of growing up and even adults are all still just learning as we go. Still, if you work with kids and meet the parents of a problem child, it becomes immediately clear when the problem is the parents.…
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Demanding homebuyer insists on a spotless house with not a single blade of grass out of place, seller maliciously complies: '[The neighbors] were thrilled to take it'

Buying or selling a house is a pretty stressful experience, there's a lot on the line and a whole lot of things need to line up for everything to fall into place. Plus, there's plenty of opportunities for someone to screw you over from the realtor to the seller/buyer themselves, so it's pretty easy to be on edge and understandable, at least, to want to control every aspect of the situation. Still, as with anything in life and especially in stressful situations and negotiations, approaching thin…
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Entitled neighbor refuses to move their car, tow truck moves it for them: '[I] called up the tow company and watched'

Assigned and paid for parking spaces are one of those things that will drive even the most sane and level headed among us to the brink—and we're not claiming to be even the most sane and level headed. The fierce competition that emerges for the limited parking spaces—with high costs associated—is intense driving tenants to extraordinary lengths. This exacerbated by the fact that apartment complexes with inbuilt garages never have enough spaces for each unit in the building often meaning that th…
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'The HOA doesn't apply to our property': Male Karen overwhelms new neighbor with HOA fines, neighbor proves his house was built before the HOA

'The HOA doesn't apply to our property': Male Karen overwhelms new neighbor with HOA fines, neighbor proves his house was built before the HOA

There are two kinds of neighbors: the sane ones and the ones who will take any opportunity to boss other neighbors around. That's where HOAs come in. This HOA president went out of his way to try to fine the new neighbor for the ways in which he set up his backyard despite numerous attempts on the neighbor's part to explain that his house was not technically within the HOA. However, it seems like the stubborn nature of this guy clouded his better judgment, so he wound up using the HOA resources…
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HOA lowers homeowner's water pressure after they hire contractor to mess with water mains

There are few first-world problems that will drive you as intensely mad as low water pressure. For those of us longing for a hot shower after a long day, there's nothing worse than stepping into the steam-filled room and being met with the pitiful trickle of water that isn't even sufficiently powered to blast the shampoo out of your hair. You've probably encountered this at accommodation while traveling. There's nothing like splashing out for a BnB or hotel suite only to realize that the shower…
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Homeowners discover their neighbors have been hosting unauthorized 4th of July pool party celebrations at their house for years while they're away on holiday: 'Now do we confront the neighbors'

Your property is, well, yours—and that's kind of the whole point of owning it. Invite as many or as few people over as you like—heck, put up barbed wire fencing around the entire thing (HOA permitting) and never speak to anyone again if that's your thing. You can say and do as you please with it, within legal bounds… just don't go doing any mining under your suburban house without knowing what you're doing or the proper permits. But, as it turns out, your property—and specifically your backyard…
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‘Thems the breaks, lady’: Hobbyist woodworker stands up to an entitled mother enforcing her kids' bedtime on the whole neighborhood

Don't mess with your neighbor's hobbies. For most of us, our after-work hobbies are the things that keep us going week-over-week, so when this entitled mother decided to make her familial problems into the entire neighborhood's problem, one man had to push back.
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Karen neighbor tries to dig trench across neighbor's property, accidentally breaks water to landowner's house: 'My home no longer has water'

It's not a given by any stretch that you'll get along with your neighbor; after all, there's no basis for selection other than that you lived or were interested in living in the same area—and happened to buy property adjacent to each other. Then you spend every day next to that person, sometimes keenly and overly aware of their comings and goings. So, it's no surprise when personalities clash between neighbors who share nothing in common other than the adjacent boundary of their properties. Som…
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15 passive-aggressive notes from neighbors who have had enough: 'Quit blocking our driveway'

15 passive-aggressive notes from neighbors who have had enough: 'Quit blocking our driveway'

Calling one's inconsiderate neighbor out on their nonsense takes a lot of courage. After all, you don't necessarily want to burn any bridges or provoke them to enact some kind of petty revenge on you. On the other hand, letting your neighbors walk all over you is not going to earn anyone's respect, including the people in your own home. At a certain point, standing up for yourself is inevitable, even if it comes with the risk of losing a cordial relationship with an infuriating neighbor. More o…
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Underbidding neighbor tries to make new landowner's life difficult, they return the favor: '[He] was upset I bought the property he wanted'

When you're looking to buy property you're classically given advice by your older relatives that you should go around the neighborhood knocking on doors and asking people who live there what they think of the area. While sound advice it comes from an era long past where community was a staple part of everyday life. Nowadays you can go years without ever meeting the people living across the street so you probably don't care what they think of the area and, besides, who is honestly going to tell…
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Downstairs neighbor sends series of unhinged texts about tenant's dog: 'I know now to NEVER EVER give neighbors your phone number'

Downstairs neighbor sends series of unhinged texts about tenant's dog: 'I know now to NEVER EVER give neighbors your phone number'

It always starts with an innocent exchange of phone numbers. After all, the downstairs neighbor seems like a normal person, he offered, and it would be weird to turn him down. Well, it turns out you really should have turned him down because now you're getting incessant complaints about everything from noises to your dog. That's what happened to this Redditor , who started to receive a series of unhinged messages not long after exchanging numbers with her downstairs neighbor. First, it was a no…
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Cranky neighbor crashes kid's birthday party to complain about parking, they get her back by blocking her driveway: 'Ok, I'll block parking in front of your house'

Cranky neighbor crashes kid's birthday party to complain about parking, they get her back by blocking her driveway: 'Ok, I'll block parking in front of your house'

This cranky neighbor suffers from such a serious case of main character syndrome that she has the audacity to crash and ruin a kid's birthday party. There are many layers to her uncalled-for behavior, starting with the fact that she refuses to engage with these residents because they are renters and now owners. Next, there's the fact that she refuses to let folks park in front of her house despite the fact that it's free street parking that she has absolutely no jurisdiction over. Still, people…
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Entitled neighbor refuses to fix beeping alarm, frustrated dad gets his kids to make it stop: 'Cut the wires'

Entitled neighbor refuses to fix beeping alarm, frustrated dad gets his kids to make it stop: 'Cut the wires'

Is there anything more frustrating than the incessant beeping of an alarm, especially when you can't seem to stop it? I vividly remember staying in an Airbnb when in the middle of the night, at 2:30 AM in the morning, an alarm started beeping out of nowhere. It was not a frightening one, like when there's an intruder. It was the soft but painfully annoying alarm that sounds when it's out of battery and you have to replace it. At first, you try to ignore the sound and go back to sleep, but then,…
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New homeowner installs privacy fence to keep entitled neighbors from inviting themselves over, neighbors hold intervention on his porch: '[They said] I should be more welcoming to them and take my fence down'

Some homeowners have mixed feelings about overly friendly neighbors. It can be nice to have a quick chat, ask them to watch your house when you're out of town, or stop over to borrow a baking dish. But how do you feel about neighbors who constantly find their way into your house unannounced? That's what this new homeowner has been dealing with for the past four months. He's realized he's surrounded by overly friendly neighbors who have no issue walking into his backyard for a chat or going insi…
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Family gets back at neighbors for hogging parking space that doesn't belong to them: 'Our retaliation was a series of pranks':

Family gets back at neighbors for hogging parking space that doesn't belong to them: 'Our retaliation was a series of pranks'

Neighborly feuds are endlessly entertaining provided that you are watching them unfold from a distance. It's that strange dichotomy of wanting to hear all the drama without having to be an active participant in it. A friend of mine put it best when she said that drama where she has absolutely no personal stake is just the best kind of drama. That way, you have no bias and you can form whatever opinion you want to regarding the people involved. Furthermore, you know that whatever side you ultima…
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