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by Brainsey
Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Welsh govt. doubles council tax for English owners
Replies: 42
Views: 6823

Re: Welsh govt. doubles council tax for English owners

How can that sort of injustice be perpetrated in the UK? There's also the injustice of someone owning more than one home, living in only one of them and leaving the other(s) empty. There's lots of options: 1. Do what span suggests 2. Sell up with the best will possible. Perhaps try to make sure it ...
by Brainsey
Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Legal Position
Replies: 9
Views: 1135

Re: Legal Position

As a contrast: Let's say your neighbour bought a new car earlier this year. The tree contractor scuffed the bumper of the car. Notwithstanding being somewhat annoyed, your neighbour might demand a replacement car but he'd get a suitable repair. What is correct in the eyes of the law? I'm not sure bu...
by Brainsey
Sat May 30, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: NEW garden documentary for ITV
Replies: 8
Views: 1202

Re: NEW garden documentary for ITV

arsie wrote:I phoned and PM'd and Jess has apologised and says they have stopped.
Direct action - I like that. 8)

I did use the 'Report' button on one of RDF Jess' posts so Admin should be aware and do whatever is appropriate.
by Brainsey
Fri May 29, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: gardening curb
Replies: 32
Views: 3705

Re: gardening curb

Morally - I think not.

Legally - probably yes.

What you are doing is commonly called "guerrilla gardening".

If you look for that term on the search engine of your choice (or Google), there's lots of information. :)
by Brainsey
Fri May 29, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: NEW garden documentary for ITV
Replies: 8
Views: 1202

Re: NEW garden documentary for ITV

Spamming multiple other threads in various sections of the forum is an unacceptable way of trying to gather information for your miserable tv programme.

Miserable? Yes, simply because you indicate that it will focus on other people's misery for the entertainment of sallow minded tv cattle. :shock:
by Brainsey
Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Outdoor Fires - not bonfires
Replies: 13
Views: 2599

Re: Outdoor Fires - not bonfires

so it's not that there's actual smoke causing a nuisance? Yes, there is actual smoke; but it's the smell of the smoke that is causing the nuisance not the sight of it. So, by golly, don't berate me for something I haven't yet done. My intention is to sort things amicably without involving the LA. a...
by Brainsey
Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Outdoor Fires - not bonfires
Replies: 13
Views: 2599

Re: Outdoor Fires - not bonfires

Thanks Rosenberg; yes, the wording is a little bit semantics and, as you say, the gist is the same. No household members suffer from any of the conditions you mention but none of us like the smell of smoke - especially indoors! I'm an ex smoker (ex by close on 40 years) and before smoking was banned...
by Brainsey
Sat Aug 09, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Outdoor Fires - not bonfires
Replies: 13
Views: 2599

Re: Outdoor Fires - not bonfires

Hi Brainsey, how it inconvenienced you that's going to be the tricky bit IMHO... Kind regards, Mac As far as I know the LA don't ask that specific question; rather they ask how the nuisance affects you (such as keeps you awake for a noise nuisance), and that's somewhat more straightforward to answer.
by Brainsey
Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Outdoor Fires - not bonfires
Replies: 13
Views: 2599

Re: Outdoor Fires - not bonfires

I'll have to see what their reaction is to my comments. There are no LA rules against having a bonfire (that's the closest analogy on the LA site) and any action by the LA would depend on the fires being assessed as causing a statutory nuisance. The section ref bonfires includes these comments: Avoi...
by Brainsey
Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:13 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Outdoor Fires - not bonfires
Replies: 13
Views: 2599

Re: Outdoor Fires - not bonfires

MacadamB53 wrote:that's my understanding as well.
Thanks, confirmation of how few legs I have to stand on will guide how I tackle my neighbour.

The fires started over a year ago but recently the pace has picked up significantly - around 2/3 per week now.
by Brainsey
Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Outdoor Fires - not bonfires
Replies: 13
Views: 2599

Outdoor Fires - not bonfires

My question is about my neighbour's outdoor fire, one of those chiminea things. They regularly eat or drink or just sit outdoors immediately adjacent to the house and spark up the wood fuelled fire, even on a warm evening. Unfortunately my half of our adjoining semis is downwind of the prevailing br...
by Brainsey
Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: Fences
Topic: Mean Neighbour's Dodgy Fence
Replies: 33
Views: 10519

Re: Mean Neighbour's Dodgy Fence

Some thoughts of simple things to do - or should that simply say, some simple thoughts . . ? 1. Cut off the protruding screws. They may be hardened ones in which case you'll need sharp pincers with the mechanism to give improved mechanical advantage. Alternatively just use an angle grinder and a cut...
by Brainsey
Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: Fences
Topic: Fairly compicated fence problem
Replies: 6
Views: 2332

Re: Fairly compicated fence problem

Perhaps making them an offer based on the cost of 4 fence panels and 5 posts from a local builders merchant, is an option? I'd make any such offer on a "once only", "take it or leave it" basis and I'd point out that removing the nice new fence will cost them time/money. They would also have to reins...
by Brainsey
Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: High Decking
Replies: 21
Views: 2337

Re: High Decking

What's the other structure on the RH side of the photo, just above the fence?
by Brainsey
Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Who repairs the downpipe?
Replies: 10
Views: 2535

Re: Who repairs the downpipe?

TanaciousB, you say that the downpipe was moved to your house without permission but also that it was done before you moved in. Hence I'm not sure how you know the downpipe's history before your move in. I've read on here before the phrase "you bought what you saw", and perhaps that applies here. Co...