News ID: 273266
Published: 1022 GMT August 23, 2020

Homeowner's 'selfish' act in battle against neighbors divides the Internet

Homeowner's 'selfish' act in battle against neighbors divides the Internet
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A homeowner built a wall to block off a dirt road which was used by their neighbors to commute to work after discovering they had been misusing the land surrounding their property.

The owner of a large property has divided opinion after sharing their act of revenge against neighbors who were misusing their land.

The anonymous homeowner reveals that when they bought the property and extensive land five years ago they had no neighbors, according to mirror.co.uk.

When they first moved in, they removed trees on the land to create a dirt road leading to the main road, which saved them having to drive all the way around the fields.

More recently as other homes have been built close by, the new neighbors have also been using the road and children played football in the fields, which the owners said they didn't mind as it "wasn't bothering me or inconveniencing me" at first.

But when neighbors had parties or gatherings, they noticed guests had begun to use the fields on their land as a car park, as reported by news.com.au.

"I had multiple talks with multiple people and the results ranged from apologetic people moving their cars to aggressive people who told me insulting words," they said.

"I finally had enough and started getting cars towed which led to people yelling at my friend in particular."

In response, they built a large stone wall around the boundary, blocking anyone from using the fields — or the access road.

"Well, multiple neighbors including the aggressive ones were all apologetic and asked me to remove the fence and how sorry they were for using it as they basically had to add 15 to 20 minutes to their travel time to work without my shortcut.

"I told them some offensive words and to get out of my property. However this is also impacting the nice neighbors so I am conflicted."

After asking for advice on the situation on Reddit, opinion was divided.

One said: "It’s your property and you have every right to do what you want to it. You were not the problem."

But others argued: "You’re well within your rights to do what you've done, but I don’t think you should punish the nice neighbors for the actions of a few."

Another suggested: "Maybe put a gate up with a lock on some people could access? You don’t want your nice neighbors thinking you’re selfish."

   
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