We bought our current house from a couple in their late 70's, 'we don't get on with the neighbours so we are moving' fair enough I thought, next door are also retired and it gives a bit of security to know that they'll always be twitching the curtains when somethings going on outside etc.
Boy do they like to twitch, I only have to come home from work at night and there out with moans about something, I parked a transit van outside recently I was using for work and they claimed it blocked their view 'what of the houses opposite? get real'
Anyway to cut one short, their daughter split from her 2nd husband and moved in with her 2 kids (bout 13 & 7). So there is now 5 in a 3 bed semi, not to bad you might think but as the teen likes his door slamming and the old guy places organ music first thing on a Sunday and the kids in general are tear aways and **** LOUD all day and night and the 7year old uses the settee and beds as a trampoline the noise is unreal. I don't need the volume on my TV sometimes I can listen to theres through the walls and just leave the picture on.
I like to go out on a Saturday night and leave Queens of the Stone age on repeat on the CD player uncomfrotably loud just to get my own back
They built a conservatory on the back of the house last year, 5x4mtrs right on the boundary line, high as Canary Wharf. Now as were on a slight slope downwards , there house is 2 feet above mine so when they are in the conservatory they can look right in to my french doors and living room. So i built a fence, and boy did they hit the roof. Spoils our view, blocks our light, we can't clean the windows etc etc. I love were I live, but I'd be lying if I said I wouldn't move again.