Effectively dealing with neighbours can be a real pain.
Most of the time, we all want to get along. Even if our neighbours are annoying, sometimes you just have to bow your head and accept it if you don’t want problems to arise. As a result, many people simply ignore their neighbours. As someone who has moved around a lot and dealt with a variety of neighbours, I believe that not having any sort of relationship with them is the way to go. After all, you never know what issues might arise, and you’ll be living right next to them.
However, this is not always possible, especially if you have fence issues or share a common area with them. That is exactly what is happening in this story. I’m sure we’ve all been in situations where we told someone to fix something and they initially ignored us. When that becomes a bigger issue, they come running to you for assistance. If only they had listened in the first place, but they never do.
Scroll down to see how this particular situation played out and what other people thought about how OP acted.
As the title, they are the ones who created the problem in the first place.
It is not a complicated story and the previous neighbours kept their side fixed so there was never a problem.
However, the newer neighbours didn’t and now are asking for OP’s help.
I don’t believe this is his problem to solve. After all, he had previously attempted to get his neighbour to repair it. But his neighbours did not listen to him at the time. So why should he now assist them? I know it sounds petty, but he has no control over what happens to the fence now. While it would be nice to assist him, it isn’t the OP’s problem, so he can decline if he so desires. And, contrary to popular belief, the neighbour is capable of repairing the fence himself.
People in the comments didn’t think he was wrong at all.
However, there were also some people who had things to add to this issue.
However, it isn’t OP’s responsibility.
There were also people who gave a lot of advice.
The neighbours clearly had no foresight.
However, a lack of preparation on their part does not constitute a responsibility on OP’s part.
It is OP’s choice as to how he wants to handle this.
A few people had pretty strong opinions on this.
Apparently, this could be bigger than we initially thought.
This person has it right.
They should pay to get the fence changed.
What are your thoughts on the matter? Do you believe he should assist his neighbour because it is the right thing to do? Or do you believe he is correct in refusing? What would you do if you were in this situation? Let us know in the comments section below, and please share this story with your friends so they can share their thoughts as well.