By Pool-less - United States
Today, I found out that my neighbors took it upon themselves to knock down the fence we shared, and putting up a new one. Thus fencing my pool into their yard. When I asked them why, he replied, "We thought you weren't coming back." I was gone for 4 months tending to my sister with breast cancer. FML
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By  plantfood  |  4

Comment moderated for rule-breaking.. Show it anyway

  krazy_glu3  |  0

OP, you need to borrow my hammer? Start swinging and tearing it down. Since they fenced in your pool, I'm assuming it's on YOUR property. Therefore they can't get pissy.

  Denikk  |  0

If you're a woman, find a fat, greasy man and let him swim naked in the pool... every day... It's your property, you're allowed to do it, or let him do it... They'll give up sooner than you think...

  stro88  |  6

Damn somewhere in there I think that's an illegal acquisition of property haha. Now they have to spend more money tearing it down and making a new fence plus the monetary gain you get op for greivances. =) Sounds like a job for Judge Judy in small claims court.

  thisguy22  |  33

For some reason, I don't think OP shared the fact that her sister has cancer with these neighbors... So they really didn't take advantage of that particular situation. They're just idiots.

  X_Codes  |  11

No, don't knock it down yourself, make them do it. Make them pay for a new one, too. Also make sure they pay you for using your property for the time that they've had the new fence up.

  newjerseyguy  |  0

#156 that still doesn't change the fact that the neighbor doesn't own that property. Do you make sure your neighbors know your every move so that they don't use your property or house?


#170, 156 isn't saying that the neighbors not knowing makes it ok. 156 was saying that they weren't taking advantage of the breast cancer situation, they just thought OP had left. Which is still unacceptable.

  ryukensfj  |  5

Actually if the op didn't come back for a while there's a law that allows that property to actually belong to the neighbors if it was fenced off for a certain time. Don't remember what the law was called exactly but it exist.

  Nhk_fml  |  4

Ummm no you are wrong there.... There is a 2% chance of that law existing if the property is NOT owned by them they can't randomally take some of the land in this case a pool..... I think a law suit is in order here... Don't warn them just do it

  chickenwalrus  |  14

I say climb the fence and swim in the pool until you legally get the fence down and/or get money from this cause it's not like they can call the cops on you for swimming on YOUR property haha.

  MizzErikaHart  |  8

Reminds me of when I went on vacation for a week and someone was in my assigned parking spot at my condo(my car was at the airport). I left a note on the guys car and the guy later said security said I moved out and to park there.

  marpay  |  11

They need to have the neighbors pay to have it properly removed (so her land isn't damaged further) and a new one put up. Then she should charge them rent for the time that they used it.

By  Awahso  |  25

Remove it and pay to get a new one up, if they try to stop you get police and a court involved. They want a pool they can for out the 15 grand themselves xP

  HeyImJuli  |  3

Yup, they built something on someone elses property. I'm not sure if it's actually a sue, but there is some legal something-or-other u can use tht would get them in trouble

  ALQ_fml  |  13

Oh, you can most definitely sue for that. While I'm not intimately familiar with MO state laws, I'm sure OP can sue for trespass, damage to his/her property, not to mention there could very well be some punitives in a suit like this one. OP should very seriously consider speaking with an attorney for this; I somehow doubt those jerks next door will do anything without the judicial system breathing down their necks.

By  Slimma  |  20

They are attempting to steal your pool from you. People are dumb sometimes. They should be the ones that have to pay to have it taken down since it would be intruding on your property.