Walking on Neighbour’s Path – Cause for Conflict?
BY GRACE HOFFMAN
“I can’t decide if I’m being deeply unneighbourly and unreasonable in wanting them to stop using our steps.” fumed a woman whose neighbours are using a path on the side of her house as a shortcut to their home without her permission. Do you think mediation can help her find a solution?
Tensions may arise with neighbours for a variety of reasons – from parking disputes to being unnecessarily loud. While it can be rather frustrating, it’s always worth trying to maintain a good relationship with them.
However, a woman has taken to the popular parenting forum Mumsnet to rage about a neighbour that continues to use the steps on the side of her house for easy access to her own property. Fuming about the ordeal, she explained that the neighbours who recently moved in have a direct eye line into her home when they do this – specifically looking into the living and dining room.
The woman explained: “I genuinely can’t decide whether saying something would be unreasonable or not.”
Detailing the ordeal, she explained that a new family moved into the house next door sometime in December and have started using her path without permission.