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Did I do the wrong thing?

I made a noise complaint about a neighbour. Now I'm worried about a possible domestic dispute. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 19, 2016 - 13 answers

Dear Neighbour: Fix your car. Now.

A neighbour living in the cul-de-sac behind me has a squeaky fan belt. This neighbour also goes to work at 5:30 in the morning, meaning I'm woken up every morning at 5:30am to the most excruciating squealing noise. I normally don't need to get up until 7:30, so this is extremely disruptive to my sleeping patterns. I've had a squeaky fan-belt before, so I understand that car problems can sometimes take a while to fix. But it has been going on for months, and my good will towards this individual is fading. [more inside]
posted by roshy on May 27, 2014 - 21 answers

Is it a good idea to live next door to a sibling?

My brother and I have the opportunity to buy two houses next to each other. We like each other. Is this a great idea or a terrible one? [more inside]
posted by any portmanteau in a storm on Apr 24, 2014 - 37 answers

Is my neighbour being unreasonable or am I just being rude?

Last night, my next door neighbour flipped out and threatened to call the cops for opening and closing our patio door every night. My roommate and I live in a small apartment complex comprised of three buildings, and our suites (ours and the neighbours) are on the ground level, facing the courtyard. Roommate and I are smokers, and while smoking IS allowed on premises, it is NOT allowed indoors. As such, the patio is utilized. We both work later shifts, and get home between 11pm and 12am on days that we work, and go about our own business quietly until we've wound down enough to go to sleep. Winding down time includes smoking. This is unlikely to change anytime soon. What I need help with is either a script for talking to Neighbour (who we've always gotten along with prior to this) before things turn sour, or some perspetive as to why the noise I'm making is unreasonable. Snowflakes ahoy! [more inside]
posted by rideunicorns on May 7, 2013 - 59 answers

My neighbour cries a lot, and I'm worried

My neighbour is clearly in distress - what do I do? [more inside]
posted by catch as catch can on Aug 14, 2012 - 22 answers

Neighbour threatening cat.

Our neighbour of six months has been ignoring us since her arrival. On Friday she threatened to kill our cat after it hissed at her dog. Some perspective on what we might do would be useful. [more inside]
posted by biffa on Jun 3, 2012 - 15 answers

Please help me stop the barking!

It's currently 1am where I am and my neighbour's dog has been howling and barking incessantly for the past 2 hours. It's driving me insane and I'm furious because this behaviour has been going on for two years since I moved in. I've just written a letter to give to my neighbour, but I don't want to make things tense between us. Can I have some opinions? [more inside]
posted by Spamfactor on Feb 4, 2012 - 33 answers

Dealing with a fallen tree

Ontario StormFilter. Neighbour's tree came down causing property damage to us. What next? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2011 - 8 answers

How to help neighbour with barking dog?

New neighbour, new dog. Dog was home alone today(indoors), barking and howling, for the first time. Doesn't bother me one bit but I caught another neighbour outside, on the phone to the RSPCA (which seems an insane overreaction), to report this situation. What to do? How to help both neighbours and the dog be happy? [more inside]
posted by Elfasi on Nov 9, 2009 - 19 answers

Regarding Henry.

I am concerned about the welfare of my ailing neighbour's cat. [Slightly long.] [more inside]
posted by Wendy BD on Oct 23, 2009 - 46 answers

Noisy shower pump in dead of night

Why is my shower pump suddenly starting up when the shower is off but hot water is used elsewhere? Can it be stopped? [more inside]
posted by tulipwool on Feb 8, 2009 - 3 answers

Live (smoke-) free or move, but we really don't want to move.

My partner and I have been living in our apartment since May. On the first of December, new tenants moved into the apartment two floors below us. They are both heavy smokers, and now we can smell it throughout our apartment, and the stairwell and hallway between our apartments, all the time. We don't like this very much, but what can we do? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Jan 6, 2009 - 15 answers

Help me find a way to move to Toronto from the US

Two Americans a year out of college, hoping to find some way to move to Toronto. Is this even plausible? [more inside]
posted by DoctorFedora on Jun 28, 2008 - 22 answers

Help me deal with a baby noisy neighbour.

Help me deal with a noisy neighbour. Difficulty: Neighbour is one month old. [more inside]
posted by Mwongozi on May 2, 2008 - 33 answers

Bye bye finger, hello courtroom?

Neighbour sheers off 1/4 finger looking after another's house. Should he sue? [more inside]
posted by jkaczor on Nov 27, 2007 - 25 answers

What can I get as a leaving present for my good neighbour?

I'd like to get a gift for my neighbour, as we're moving out soon. They've invited us over for "A Banquet" to say bye (which is fab!). Pertinent details: she's friendly, about 60ish, Islamic, from Bangladesh, she likes growing vegetables. She's been a good neighbour over the last 7 years, but partly due to the language barrier, I haven't a clue what she likes to do. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by handee on May 31, 2007 - 10 answers

Help me diffuse a neighbour dispute...

I want to avoid a feud with my neighbour - what is the best way to go about doing this? Of course there's... [more inside]
posted by gwenzel on Nov 8, 2006 - 23 answers

Tearin down the house

I bumped into my neighbour the other day and he asked to meet with us and his neighbours on the other side. Apparently it is a legal requirement in Ontario that when you undertake serious renovations that you discuss it with the neighbours. So I asked him what he planned on doing. His response: we're going to demolish the existing house and build a new one. [more inside]
posted by mikel on Jul 8, 2006 - 16 answers

Im having trouble with my 90 year old neighbour. HELP

Problems with my Neighbour Filter: Im having trouble with my 90 year old neighbour. I live in a ground floor flat and she lives above us. I play music in the daytime as I work from home at a normal level. She is always reporting me to the council saying that I am a nuisance neighbour, HELP! [more inside]
posted by spinko on Jul 3, 2006 - 37 answers

"Borrowing WIFI"

So, as it turns out, my laptop links to someone elses wireless network at here at home. What are the implications of surfing via someone elses internet connection?
posted by Keith Talent on Apr 23, 2005 - 13 answers

Where's My Tree?

My neighbor cut down my tree. [MI] [more inside]
posted by jragon on Jul 22, 2004 - 43 answers

What can I do about a noisy DJ neighbor?

OK, so the guy who lives beneath me thinks he's a DJ, and he's driving me and my GF nuts. Any advice on how to set up an electromagnetic field that is a>powerful enough to fry his equipment, and b>directional? [more inside] Oh yeah, this is all hypothetical [more inside]
posted by Grod on Dec 13, 2003 - 59 answers

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