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advice needed over trampoline and neighbour

jasmin49 Avatar
suspended6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
My sons friend was selling his trampoline cheap as his boy had got fed up of it so I said id have it as I though it would be good for my son to do something other than play on his playstation. Anyway my son fetched it and put it up, then called me to see it. OMG!!! Its 12ft and fills the top of the garden although theres still room for the wheelies and the table and chairs. Its an old terrace house and theres 8ft high walls around, so its private, theres only my 13 yr old who uses it, not lots of screaming kids, BUT when I was outside today my neighbour had a go at me." What on earth is that monstrosity, ive never seen anything so silly, etc and how long is it staying..." etc I was taken aback as weve only had it a day. I thought it was too big but Id keep it for a bit as im sure my son would get bored within a few weeks. He was saying the person on it could look straight into his house, but I was watching my son and he wasnt actually staring at them, most of the time he was looking at me in the kitchen. He doesnt get home till about 6 so will only use it for about an hour at night at most, although probably more at the weekend. I dont want to annoy the neighbour, thats the first id seen of him, but I think hes one of these who moans about everything. Over xmas when there was no bin collection for 2 months I had a lot of rubbish in the garden and someone complained as i got a letter saying so, so now I can guess who it was. What would you do? Its not going to be there forever but I feel as if every time my son goes on it hes going to complain.
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suspended6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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#1
I'm not surprised to be honest,a 12ft trampoline in a terraced yard lol
#2
post some dog crap to him
1 Like #3
Wait until the annoying neighbour is in the garden, jump on the trampoline, and everytime your head gets over his fence say,

bounce.:thumbsup:
#4
Its YOUR garden so YOU put what YOU want in it, is the way i look at it. As for the neighbour, there not one of these old ones are they ? That every sentence starts with .. "back in my day" or "when i was younger".
#5
tell him that when he pays your mortgage/rent he can say what you do in your own home
#6
Tell him to get bent and mind his own business.
#7
Must admit I'd feel a bit self consious with a kid bouncing up and down 'appearing' to stare into my house.

Perhaps to appease him you could ask your lad to look away from the direction of the house when on the trampoline.

It maybe in your garden and you maybe able to do what you like but what if your neighbour just stood at his fence in his garden and looked into your house, would you like it.
#8
but to be fair hes a kid? and as you say the novelty will wear off...id tell him to mind his own..
#9
Ignore him. Not much else you can do really.
#10
How rude...none of his business!
suspended#11
Personally if anyone did the same to me and my kids i would just ignore, there is nothing they can do about it anyway :)
#12
shibi din
Ignore him. Not much else you can do really.


Do you own (or have your own mortgage for) your home, jasmin49?

If you are renting or in council-provided accommodation then these sorts of incidents with neighbours can be used against you to the point of eviction.

Edited By: fanpages on May 17, 2015 09:33: .
banned#13
As already said if somebody was staring into your garden you would feel uneasy, but if he's only a kid and wasn't looking over the fence, then there doesn't seem a problem. I assume they're old and have nothing to do except complain about things
#14
it's your garden. ignore him, he cant tell you what you can have in your own garden the moanin git! I have an old man over the road that sounds alot like him.
#15
greg_68
Must admit I'd feel a bit self consious with a kid bouncing up and down 'appearing' to stare into my house.

Perhaps to appease him you could ask your lad to look away from the direction of the house when on the trampoline.

It maybe in your garden and you maybe able to do what you like but what if your neighbour just stood at his fence in his garden and looked into your house, would you like it.


I concur. Why not come to an arrangement where (in order to keep "the peace") you will agree that the trampoline will be used for an hour between Xpm & Ypm, and at no other times whilst the neighbour is at home so that the neighbour can be elsewhere in the property at those times.

When the neighbour is away from the property then the trampoline can be used freely.

Again, I know that one viewpoint (no pun intended) is that it is your home, but as Greg_68 said if the "boot was on the other foot" then you would not like your neighbour having a direct line of sight into your property.

Alternatively, is there any way you can put up a screen (like a windbreak, or similar) between the two properties so the line of sight is blocked?

BFN,

fp.
#16
gemmar26
it's your garden. ignore him, he cant tell you what you can have in your own garden the moanin git! I have an old man over the road that sounds alot like him.


I dont know why he gets so upset over your topless sunbathing :whistling:
#17
My first instinct was to tell him to jog on, but like a couple have said, if he stood on a chair looking over your fence, would you like it? I think you should just try to let your lad use it when the neighbour isn't there.
#18
bossyboots
We have had a 12ft trampoline for 5 years now


Bit extreme for a 12th floor balcony :p
#19
Oh dear we're in the middle of building an 8ft trampoline in our back garden for our 4 year old. Hope we don't the get the same hassle as you OP. The fences are around 7ft so it just rises above it - but she's only 4 and not going to be able to jump up high enough for her to annoy the neighbours so hopefully they won't say anything! Good luck OP hope you can get it sorted out.
#20
Plan A:
Send the males and kids of the family out for the night, get the girls round ad have a few bottles of wine then all go on it topless, he will soon stop moaning, and if he's old enough you may solve the problem permanently by giving the moaning old git an heart attack, either way problem solved.


Plan B

Tell the old fart to mind his own and go forth and multiply




I'm with Plan A if you provide video footage, I'll PM my address.
#22
Why is everyone assuming the neighbour is old,or have i missed something.

I'm a moaner and i know it would get on my wick some kid jumping on a trampoline in such a small space.
banned#23
smash his stupid face in.
suspended#24
thanks everyone, I have asked my lad to not look his way and to keep the noise down,, but he wasnt making much noise last night. I think hes one of these people who just likes complaining, theres a lady with a dog that keeps barking the other side to him I wonder if hes complained to her?
#25
Inb4 "my old neighbour set fire to my kids trampoline" thread. :)
#26
If it was a neighbour you got on well with to begin with maybe you could accomodate them but as you say this guy has never even talked to you before now so i wouldnt care if he got upset.

secondly if you say the trampoline looks into your kitchen and if your neighbours house is the same as yours surely he can only see into the neghbours kitchen as well. either tell your neighbour to get blinds/close his curtains if he doesnt like it or dont sit in the kitchen all night.

we got an 8ft tramp last year and set it up at the bottom of the garden our neighbour "loudly grumbled" behind the fence so when it had to be moved the next week to save the grass we put it right by her fence. HA
#27
tell your neighbour he can have a go on tuesdays & thursdays or put a blindfold on your son so he dos'nt peek over the fence . http://i42.tinypic.com/mcgc2b.gif some people have got nothing better to do then moan :x

we had a trampoline, it was never a problem with our neighbours, the only thing was it annoyed me as it keep squeaking !!! sussed it in the end i squirted the legs with wd40 & all was quite :thumbsup:
#28
richp
tell your neighbour he can have a go on tuesdays & thursdays or put a blindfold on your son so he dos'nt peek over the fence . http://i42.tinypic.com/mcgc2b.gif some people have got nothing better to do then moan :x

we had a trampoline, it was never a problem with our neighbours, the only thing was it annoyed me as it keep squeaking !!! sussed it in the end [COLOR="Red"]i squirted the legs with wd40[/COLOR] & all was quite :thumbsup:


The trampoline legs or your kids?
1 Like #29
tell your neighbour not to look at your kid otherwise your will report him for being a paedophile that'll do it
banned#30
Train Driver;8432392
Bit extreme for a 12th floor balcony :p

he got you there bossy!:-D
#31
fanpages
Do you own (or have your own mortgage for) your home, jasmin49?

If you are renting or in council-provided accommodation then these sorts of incidents with neighbours can be used against you to the point of eviction.

BFN,

fp.


I fail to understand how it could get to the point of eviction if someone is using their trampoline in their garden and not bothering anyone else.

deb8z
Why is everyone assuming the neighbour is old,or have i missed something.

I'm a moaner and i know it would get on my wick some kid jumping on a trampoline in such a small space.


Maybe, but it's their trampoline in their small space and it's what they want to do with their small space.

OP - as others have said, ask your son to jump facing away from the nieghbour in question's property. However, for the extremely short time he is in the air he really isn't going to see a lot.
banned#32
in b4 a new thread 'my neighbour has just bought a trampoline and their kid keeps looking through my window when he's on it' and then everyone agreeing with the new op :)
[mod][Moderator]#33
bossyboots
hahaha!!! But actually its the penthouse we have way up here on the 12th floor :lol:

The kids should be allowed out to have fun in their own garden. God help that neighbour if he lived beside me! My son only came in half an hour ago and there was 6 of them on it ! As a mother I can honestly say that its great to hear the kids all laughing and having fun. But as I said earlier, I have great neighbours plus we all have massive gardens and the trampoline is away up the other end ...... just yesterday the father of the youngest wee boy here climbed in and had a go too :lol:


ooh wish i lived near you, you wouldn't get me off, oh won't buy me one, :x
#34
bossyboots
...... just yesterday the father of the youngest wee boy here climbed in and had a go too :lol:


OMG what sort of area do you live in? :whistling:

No wonder you like the trampoline.
#35
fanpages

Do you own (or have your own mortgage for) your home, jasmin49?

If you are renting or in council-provided accommodation then these sorts of incidents with neighbours can be used against you to the point of eviction.


shibi din
I fail to understand how it could get to the point of eviction if someone is using their trampoline in their garden and not bothering anyone else.


The neighbour can complain to the Council Housing Department or to the property Landlord about the behaviour of the tenant. The owner of the property can then decide to take the appropriate action.

As my previous query was ignored then I opted not to advise further.

BFN,

fp.
#36
fanpages
The neighbour can complain to the Council Housing Department or to the property Landlord about the behaviour of the tenant. The owner of the property can then decide to take the appropriate action.

As my previous query was ignored then I opted not to advise further.

BFN,

fp.


Personally I don't think the op's behaviour is wrong in any way. All they've done is buy a trampoline like thousands of others have. I think it's bad luck that they have a moaning neighbour who is being totally unreasonable and looking for things to complain about. What can the landlord or property owner cite as a reason for eviction?
#37
I would imagine it's annoying because the garden/yard is so small which means you're very close to the house.

I can empathise because i don't have kids and it would be annoying being sat in your garden and all you see is the neighbours child popping up above the fence etc.

Although i can empathise,i wouldn't have said anything,
#38
shibi din
Personally I don't think the op's behaviour is wrong in any way. All they've done is buy a trampoline like thousands of others have. I think it's bad luck that they have a moaning neighbour who is being totally unreasonable and looking for things to complain about. What can the landlord or property owner cite as a reason for eviction?


"Invasion of Privacy" or more precisely the "right to respect for privacy and family life" as guaranteed within the European Convention on Human Rights.

I should add here that when we moved into our present property I had a "run in" with our next door neighbour over a similar disagreement. This individual was eventually imprisoned at Her Majesty's pleasure, but not before my young family had been afraid of retribution when they passed by next door, or other members of the community suffering physical & verbal attacks.

One such attack led to the court case that resulted in the imprisonment.

Standing my ground against the bully worked for me personally, but I always felt that when I was away from home that "anything" may have happened to my family.

I reported the initial incident to my local Police Station but stated that I did not want any further action at that time.

Theory being that I did not wish to cause an issue (having just moved into the area) but equally I wanted the support of the law if the situation worsened (which it did).

Perhaps a discussion with the Citizen's Advice Bureau may be good suggestion in this case.

BFN,

fp.
#39
your neighbour just sonds like a busybody.. i think you should just report dear neighbour for harrassment and get in there before him! no really, what a spoilt sport. i aree with all those saying ignore him.
#40
fanpages
"Invasion of Privacy" or more precisely the "right to respect for privacy and family life" as guaranteed within the European Convention on Human Rights.

I should add here that when we moved into our present property I had a "run in" with our next door neighbour over a similar disagreement. This individual was eventually imprisoned at Her Majesty's pleasure, but not before my young family had been afraid of retribution when they passed by next door, or other members of the community suffering physical & verbal attacks.

One such attack led to the court case that resulted in the imprisonment.

Standing my ground against the bully worked for me personally, but I always felt that when I was away from home that "anything" may have happened to my family.

I reported the initial incident to my local Police Station but stated that I did not want any further action at that time.

Theory being that I did not wish to cause an issue (having just moved into the area) but equally I wanted the support of the law if the situation worsened (which it did).

Perhaps a discussion with the Citizen's Advice Bureau may be good suggestion in this case.

BFN,

fp.


What you went through sounds awful. However, I sincerely doubt the op is going to terrorise her neighbour and bully him or attack him in the street. He sounds more of a bully than the op does.

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