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Grace Hoffman & Abbie Meehan

Woman fuming after neighbour charges her £3,000 for fence she never ask for

Many people take pride in looking after their gardens and homes - even if it turns out to be a pain for those around them, especially their nextdoor neighbours.

And one woman has admitted that she was "shocked and appalled" at her neighbour's latest drastic actions, reports the Mirror.

The people living next door to the fuming woman are building a neighbouring fence after she specifically asked them not to.

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And to add to the anger, she claims she was consulted over the £3,000 charge, but rejected the proposal as she doesn't have the cash.

Taking to popular forum Mumsnet, the woman explained: "A new home was built a couple of years ago at the end of our garden - on the grounds of a much bigger house. The owner has built a horrible Footballer's House-style mansion there.

"Our next-door neighbours went 50/50 on a fence with him last year. He came around late last week to ask about us going 50/50 on a fence to screen off his driveway (a continuation of our neighbour's fence).

"He said it would 'only' cost us £3k. And the workers were ready to do it now, like that day. We were not consulted on the sort of fence.

"He said he couldn't show us invoices as it was 'through his building company'. We said no, we don't want a fence, we don't have £3k and the hedge is on our land."

She continued: "Today, his workers have gone ahead and mowed down the hedge saying it is their side of the boundary. I don't trust them not to have moved the wire fence that was there.

"My husband is away and coming back today. They know this and have gone ahead before he gets back. I am appalled and shocked."

Seeking advice, she questioned: "The council say I need to get hold of deeds but beyond that - any other advice...???"

People took to the comments to agree with the fuming woman, as one said: "What a cheeky t***. What did he say when he came round?"

The Mumsnet user replied: "I didn't let him get the chance. My barrister friend said not to speak to him or he'll claim that verbal agreement was reached. Told him we'd speak when husband back and shut the door."

What would you do in this situation? Let us know in the comments below.


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