Friday, March 27, 2009

Dispute between neighbors

A town councillor in Wales, Mark Easton, had a beautiful view of the mountains, until a new neighbour purchased the land below his house and built a new home.

The new home was 18 inches higher than the planning dept had approved, so Mark Easton, mad about his lost view, went to the local authority to make sure they enforced the roof line height.
The new neighbour had to drop the roof height, at great expense.Recently, Mark Easton called the planning dept, and informed them that his new neighbour had installed some vents on the side of his new property.Mark didn't like the look of these vents and asked the planning dept to investigate.When they went to Mark's home to see what the vents looked like, this is what they found...
The Local Authority said the vents can stay since there is no planning law referring to shutter design.


6 comments:

suZen said...

This would make it awfully hard to "love thy neighbor"!

Life's Moments said...

LOL..I think he should have put up with the taller roof as opposed to having to look at that everyday.

Rikkij said...

Garrison Keiller (or however you spell his name) had a similar dispute with a neighbor in St. Paul -it got ugly. I always thought he'd be the ideal neighbor. go figure!~Rick

Sue said...

I guess its true when they say "If you love the view, you better buy it all!".

Anonymous said...

Serves him right! I'm glad the vent design stays!
-Maryellen of New York

Anonymous said...

The article said Wales, but it was acctually in Utah.