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    Nosey Neighbors? What to do?

    We are in the process of renovating a lake home we will soon be moving into. We aren't even living there yet and we are having issues with nosey neighbors. The property is on a peninsula and the road dead ends at the house. Unless you're lost you shouldn't be down there.

    Neighbor #2 seen Neighbor # 1 who lives two houses down on the property taking pictures and poking around. Not sure of what we're perfectly legal to do what we're doing and no permit is needed at this point. There is a no trespassing sign on the telephone pole prior to the drive way so it's somewhat posted. It appears neighbors # 1&2 hate each other and they're both trying to get us on their side.

    I'm not interested in any of the drama and spoke with both today to stay off the property unless we're out and about working. They both agreed but I doubt either will listen.

    We're thinking of installing cameras or trail cames to find out who is doing what. Both of them say the other is bad news and we're not sure what to do. We roped off the drive today and added some signs to let them know they aren't wanted down there. But I promise you when we return tomorrow the dumpster will be gone thru and things we threw out will be missing.

    As of right now they're dumpster diving and I really could care less what they take. I don't want to get into there neighbor hood war but feel not doing anything sets a pattern of things to come.

    Make a big deal and get camera and the cops or just let it go and hope it doesn't continue when we move in?

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    Sell Sell move Move your in trouble and you haven't even moved in yet.... GOOD LUCK
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    DOCUMENT...DOCUMENT...DOCUMENT!!!

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    At this point I'd just ignore it unless some problems show up. So far there's no harm done. It would be nice to have friendly neighbors and you may end up with them both being friendly with you, just not each other.

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    Consult your inner Rambo and booby trap the perimeter.

    But before doing that I'd just let it go and see what happens after you've settled in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Al from Canada View Post
    At this point I'd just ignore it unless some problems show up. So far there's no harm done. It would be nice to have friendly neighbors and you may end up with them both being friendly with you, just not each other.
    With documentation!!! Sad but sometimes necessary???

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    I guess I'm used to interacting with neighbors like they are neighbors, and not suspects to a future crime. After I moved into my house/property earlier this year my neighbor yelled at me to come over to his deck for a few beers. His wife (I think she had a head start in the beer/wine dept.-nice looking 28 year old) then proceeded to tell me that she Googled my name and knew everything about me and knows everything that goes on around my house. She is the self appointed neighborhood watch- and I call them up to keep an eye on my house while I am away, which they do. If I had told them to "stay off my property", I doubt they would be good neighbors and they might watch my house burn down without bothering to call the fire dept. Good neighbors are gold, bad neighbors can be your worse nightmare. Make sure you treat them with care so they are the former, and not the latter.

    I guess you could act ignorant and ask if there is anything they want to know about you since you will be their neighbor and all. Tell them you will give them some pictures of your property for their perusal and even prop a ladder up against your dumpster so they can get in it easier. Say this with a totally straight face. Spray paint some X's on the ground and say you marked the land mines, and you THINK you got them all, but your memory isn't so good anymore since your stint in the big house and "the incident".

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoatBuggy View Post
    Consult your inner Rambo and booby trap the perimeter.

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    Throw a bunch of old porn paraphernalia in the garbage and really give em something to talk about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al from Canada View Post
    At this point I'd just ignore it unless some problems show up. So far there's no harm done. It would be nice to have friendly neighbors and you may end up with them both being friendly with you, just not each other.
    Agree, you talked to them. Give it some time and see if it did any good. Give them the benefit of the doubt......for now.


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    One mans trash is another mans treasure...And you will have more room in your dumpster...Go introduce yourself like the good old days (1990's) and you might just find out the are good people

    I have a Neighbor 3 doors down..When we first moved in he would always watch what we were doing...I called him the nosey old man..Talked to him one day and he said he had all the tools in the world and was waiting to see what I did not have so he could use it to introduce himself...That Nosey old man is one of my best friends in the world...No one steps on foot on my property when we are not home without him being 2 feet behind them
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    Seriously..I interact well with my neighbors, I help when called upon, they have no problems helping me when I need a hand....but dumpster diving....walking around my property taking pics....trespassing in general????? I have a problem.....

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    get a permit for your eventual construction, notice of commencement, and designate the area as a construction site, using clear, easily seen , multiple signs in english and spanish. trespassing on a construction site has more teeth than simple trespass. then put up the game cams.


    best solution? install a 6 ' chain link fence, large snarling pit pull with rabies, and no one will enter. even you

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    I love fences Followed by CCTV which is incredibly cheap these days ( have an 8 camera system that records and stores about 35-40 days worth before overwriting it, plus if you have pets it's funny to watch them at 64x speed while your gone)

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    Maybe the next time you find them looking your way, show them your full moon!
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    The only neighbor I talk to is the stripper across the street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BassTaurus View Post
    I guess I'm used to interacting with neighbors like they are neighbors, and not suspects to a future crime. After I moved into my house/property earlier this year my neighbor yelled at me to come over to his deck for a few beers. His wife (I think she had a head start in the beer/wine dept.-nice looking 28 year old) then proceeded to tell me that she Googled my name and knew everything about me and knows everything that goes on around my house. She is the self appointed neighborhood watch- and I call them up to keep an eye on my house while I am away, which they do. If I had told them to "stay off my property", I doubt they would be good neighbors and they might watch my house burn down without bothering to call the fire dept. Good neighbors are gold, bad neighbors can be your worse nightmare. Make sure you treat them with care so they are the former, and not the latter.

    I guess you could act ignorant and ask if there is anything they want to know about you since you will be their neighbor and all. Tell them you will give them some pictures of your property for their perusal and even prop a ladder up against your dumpster so they can get in it easier. Say this with a totally straight face. Spray paint some X's on the ground and say you marked the land mines, and you THINK you got them all, but your memory isn't so good anymore since your stint in the big house and "the incident".
    While I can understand your opinion I feel that if they are going to be good neighbors they would have zero issues with me requesting they stay off the property when we're not there. I don't feel that is out of line at all.

    If they were to google my name and read this it could only help me. Then they would know I knew they were garbage pickers. That we bet on what would be missing from our dumpster when we returned. We also know who has the pink pedal car.
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    Into your dumpster? That I can't understand,are you a celebrity? Once had a neighbor leave a nasty not about picking up my trash that was strewn all over the street and while talking to another guy on my street he told me the letter writers dog is the one who got into the trash!
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    I am glad I dont live next to any of you dick heads
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    It sounds harmless enough, except for taking pictures. That could be harmless as well, but one could easily be led to believe in this day and age they were looking for something wrong or out of code to complain about. As for the dumpster diving, I assume they are taking left over construction materials? Wood scraps for a hobby? Ask them if there is anything you can set aside for them so they don't get hurt climbing through your dumpster. Or tell them you don't want the liability of them on your property when you are not there and let them know that you politely insist they stay off the property unless you are there or if there is some sort of emergency (vandals, fire, etc...). I'm all for being friendly with neighbors, but I like to keep a safe distance.

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