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Property owner devises a plan to get back at the county after they tried to steal 3,750 square feet of his land: ‘They won’t be extending the road after all'

Property lines are sacred. Even in the frontier days when cowboys were hijacking their neighbor's land over a sack of potatoes, the two most important things about land ownership were that you had your name on the deed and that the property lines were drawn extra dark on the map.
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'How my grandpa built the tallest house in town': Homeowner tries over and over to build his house illegally tall

'How my grandpa built the tallest house in town': Homeowner tries over and over to build his house illegally tall

This grandpa wasn't about to let some silly little building codes stop him from achieving his dreams. In fact, it seems like he took these codes like a personal challenge, and decided to find any possible way around them. This involved a lot of crafty thinking on his part! You've got to keep your house up to code . It's how we collectively avoid houses where you get an electrical zap from turning on a light switch, and codes often require handrails so folks don't go tumbling down staircases. Th…
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'A contractor's worst nightmare': Contractors smash customer's new patio after he claims they 'did it wrong' (Video)

'A contractor's worst nightmare': Contractors smash customer's new patio after he claims they 'did it wrong' (Video)

What an absolute nightmare for everyone involved in this project ! This customer claimed that his contractors built his patio all wrong. That's news to the contractors, though, who seemed to be nearly finished the customer's project! In a viral video , an altercation between the customer and the contractors caught all the action. When it comes to major projects like this, usually there are contracts and agreements signed before the project ever gets off the ground. Plus, lots of companies reque…
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'All that for a pitcher of lemonade': 17 Handymen share wholesome tales of gracious clients whose kindness made them go above and beyond

Time to show some appreciation to our boys with blue collars
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'We don't need to check the design': Builder tries to warn fuel company that their blueprints were flawed, they tell him to 'get building'

'We don't need to check the design': Builder tries to warn fuel company that their blueprints were flawed, they tell him to 'get building'

This company has never heard of the phrase “Measure twice, cut once.” Instead, they're perfectly fine with winging it, and then starting all over again. Experienced craftsmen know that there's no such thing as being too careful. You can always measure one more time, or check that your equipment's working one more time. It's better to spend a few extra seconds double-checking your work, rather than spending days or weeks redoing a part of your project. U/thornae had a cool malicious compliance s…
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'My grandparents reminded the neighbor that they had a deal': Man tells neighbors he'll sue if they renovate their home

'My grandparents reminded the neighbor that they had a deal': Outraged dude tells neighbor he will sue if they renovate their home

This guy felt oddly entitled to his next door neighbor's home . There are a million neighbor feuds for this very reason: you can't really tell other people how to run their lives. Sure, you can try to cajole your neighbor to take down her Christmas lights now that it's April, or maybe you can talk a different neighbor into taking down the floodlights that blind you while you try to sleep at night. But it doesn't always go as planned, and in this guy's case, his neighbors retaliated against him…
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'[Don't] charge senseless, greedy fees': Landlord charges tenants $10/month to pay rent online; thrifty tenant mails a paper check instead, forcing the landlord to go to the bank every month

Just the knowledge that our landlords probably bought our apartment for 1/10th it's current value and are living fat off of our rent check every month is enough to grind every tenant's gears, but if a landlord has the audacity to wring out a single cent more than our rent amount at the end of the month, we feel the back of our throats prickle with rage.
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'You need to remove him': Elderly resident attempts to kick paramedic neighbor out of the building for one decade results in her getting kicked off HOA instead

'You need to remove him': Elderly resident attempts to kick paramedic neighbor out of the building for one decade results in her getting kicked off HOA instead

This young person took lemons and made some pretty good lemonade with them when one of his elderly neighbors decided to spread untrue rumors about him, causing neighborly conflict that almost led to him being removed from the building. So, what exactly went down is this: The OP, u/Zenmedic, was being bugged constantly by his upstairs neighbor, Linda, who accused him of various wrongdoings for over one decade while he lived there. Throughout those twelve years, OP went from being a University st…
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'[It] was the end of the HOA': HOA president's plan backfires after recruiting landowner only to revoke his property rights, forcing president to resign after misidentifying property

'[It] was the end of the HOA': HOA president's plan backfires after recruiting landowner only to revoke his property rights, forcing president to resign after misidentifying property

Sneaky people try to throw you under the bus , grinning from ear to ear while they do it, having no shame or care for the consequences their actions will hold for you. And this HOA president was one sneaky man, indeed. One person took to u/maliciouscompliance to explain how the president's plan backfired, resulting in his own resignation… But let's not get ahead of ourselves quite yet, as this story begins with OP, buying a large chunk of property over 30 years ago, with a plan to farm it. Inst…
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'He has no idea what's next': Resident meddles with neighbor's plans to construct a roof for elderly father, so neighbor builds 80-foot wall

'He has no idea what's next': Resident meddles with neighbor's plans to construct a roof for elderly father, so neighbor builds 80-foot wall

One grumpy, 'neighborly' man took things too far when he blocked the road, not allowing construction workers to drive through to his fellow neighbor's property, to build a roof for their elderly, 93-year-old father. This neighbor, who we will call OP, told the story on u/pettyrevenge, and at the end of it, asked people which color would be the most unattractive color to paint a fence. Obviously, not his own side. But let's start at the beginning. What happened goes as follows… OP's neighbor blo…
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‘This is all your fault’: HOA fines residents $63,000 after fire sprinkler goes off, despite building staff's incompetence

‘This is all your fault’: HOA fines residents $63,000 after fire sprinkler goes off, despite building staff's incompetence

Apartment residents don't always have complete control over what happens in their home, and sometimes nature does its duty, a contractor pulls the wrong wire, or your four year old nephew pulls the fire alarm. Whatever the case may be, sometimes our supervision and good intentions make no difference. Such was the case for one person whose fire sprinkler went off due to something their contractor did. Of course, OP was not at fault, but the HOA apparently disagreed. Let's start at the beginning.…
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'Trust me, just do it': Contractor scores $12,000 extra on a job because a know-it-all client insists his measurements are accurate; they are not

Clients lie. This is the one thing that is certain for every contractor in every industry. For some reason, know-it-all clients feel like it's some kind of flex to press their hobby knowledge on someone who is literally a professional in that field. In this case, a pushy Californian client was getting his home remodeled and couldn't fight his manly urge to try and teach his contractor a thing or two...
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'Give us a lower quote, or else': Karma comes for a nepotistic boss when he tries to pocket $10k in commission by promising his client a lowball offer; ends up losing $60k+ because of inexperience

When working on massive, expensive building projects, oftentimes, the office salesmen get a little too big for their britches because of the promise of a sweet commission check. In the heat of the moment, a greedy salesman might even throw out quotes and numbers that are vastly off-base in a desperate attempt to secure a client and pocket a little bonus check for themselves. However, things can go horribly wrong when that flippant boardroom negotiation actually hits the streets.
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Stairs to nowhere: 20+ Building designs that didn't go as planned

Unusable chairs and stairs to nowhere: 20+ Building blunders that boggle the mind

This isn't just a poorly designed house, it's a poorly designed home. Imagine you buy a house before it's been constructed. You check out the blueprints, and you're no construction expert, so you figure the pros must know what they're doing. But as you can see from the images below, not every architectural project goes as planned! I'm obsessed with the builders who installed an escalator right into the wall of a building. It's the definition of “that's not my job.” They have
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'They blocked out the sunlight to our neighbor's property': Determined dad plants trees to get back at his neighbor after they snub his building permit

Dads always have some kind of problem with the neighbors. Perhaps the innate dadness of living in a neighborhood and showing your dadly dominance over the other dads, but at some point, there's a natural progression from friendly competition into neighborly rivalry.
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'I revoked her status completely': Facility manager removes a clients' special access card, grants her entry to just one room

'I revoked her status completely': Facility manager removes a clients' special access card, grants her entry to just one room

“Everything that happens and goes wrong, is my responsibility,” this facility manager wrote about their encounter with an irritating client. Key cards are pretty great inventions. Although, if you recall, the first round of major hotels to use keycards were kind of a disaster. In the mid 2000s at some point, hotels began switching from manual keys to key cards . The walk from the pool back to the room was brutal, especially when key cards were in their infancy. While on vacation as a young kid,…
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