Neighborly Feud Over a 4-Foot Strip of Grass: Who's Responsible?

Diply Social Team
Diply | Diply

We've all heard the saying, 'good fences make good neighbors,' but what happens when those fences lead to a dispute over a tiny strip of land? In a classic case of suburban drama, one homeowner found themselves in a standoff with their neighbor over who should maintain a 4-foot strip of grass. The conflict began when the neighbor installed a fence that left a gap of 4 feet from the actual property line. The question is: who should mow this disputed piece of land? 🏡🌾

The Beginning of the Fence Feud

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The Canine Catalyst 🐕

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The Property Line Puzzle 📏

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The 4-Foot Gap Dilemma

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The Landlord's Lament

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The Mowing Misunderstanding

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The Property Line Standoff

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The Landlord's Last Word

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A Surprising Update

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The Grass is Always Greener, But Who's Mowing It? 🌾

It's the suburban drama that left everyone on the edge of their lawn chairs. A homeowner and their neighbor's landlord locked in a dispute over a 4-foot strip of grass. The homeowner, reluctant to maintain land that isn't theirs, and the landlord, refusing to take responsibility for a piece of property he hasn't mowed in 15 years. But just when it seemed like this turf war would never end, a surprising update: the landlord agreed to plant lilac bushes in the disputed area. Now, the question remains, who will trim the bushes? 🌳✂️ Let's see how the internet weighs in on this lawn saga...

NTA: Liability concerns make it reasonable to avoid maintenance.

Jesuslovzyou | Jesuslovzyou

Neighbor refuses to mow strip of grass, sparks property dispute

Jakyland | Jakyland

No a-hole here! Enjoy your weed-free view with that tall fence 🌿

KerrieJune | KerrieJune

"Weedy mess it is! Bet it'd look nice. NTA" 🌱

bonboncolon | bonboncolon

NTA. Watch out for those weedy neighbors creeping over fences! 🌿

Trash-panda-79 | Trash-panda-79

NTA, but be prepared for unnecessary drama if you continue.

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Claim your turf! Stand up to the landlord with confidence! 💪

stonesthrowaway24601 | stonesthrowaway24601

Neighbor puts up fence, neighbor responsible for maintaining 4ft strip. 🤔

-searchinGirl | -searchinGirl

Not your problem. You're not the a**hole. 👌

reeserodgers59 | reeserodgers59

Let it grow into a forest 🌳, not your problem! NTA

jpcats | jpcats

Property owner refuses to maintain their own property, fair trade?

HarnessMeDesignsOUB | HarnessMeDesignsOUB

Landlord's karma: Letting the grass grow, inviting weedy mess. NTA

TsukaiSutete1 | TsukaiSutete1

Neighbor's complaint about a 4-ft gap on his property. NTA

cyanidelemonade | cyanidelemonade

NTA: Let nature thrive, it's not your problem to worry about 🌱

niamhk13 | niamhk13

Neighbor refuses to maintain shared property, causing potential conflict. 🤔

Scarletzoe | Scarletzoe

You're NTA and went above and beyond to resolve the issue! 👏

pahty_time | pahty_time

👮‍♀️📝 Make sure to involve the cops and hold the neighbors accountable!

darklinghate | darklinghate

Check with your city for property line info! 🏘️

lumos_22 | lumos_22

Creative solution: Offer $1 for ownership of the disputed property?

Els-the-World | Els-the-World

Ingenious solution to the grass feud! NTA 🌱🔨🚧

Youngish_widoe | Youngish_widoe

Claiming land through mowing? 🤔 Interesting loophole in the US!

witch59 | witch59

Property dispute: NTA, code enforcement may step in 🏡

HealthyBox5 | HealthyBox5

Claiming land through gardening: a sneaky way to acquire property! 🌱

taco1911 | taco1911

Claiming property through maintenance: NTA, it could become yours! 🤔

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Don't mow someone else's grass! 🌱 Let the township handle it.

Dunka_Chino | Dunka_Chino

NTA, landlord bullying OP to maintain a hidden strip of land? 🤔

mikekingmoore | mikekingmoore

Plant cool stuff to attract insects and birds! 🌱🐝🐦

tomtomclubthumb | tomtomclubthumb

NTA - Engaging comment and replies about property dispute and adverse possession

PupperTechnic | PupperTechnic

Neighbor takes responsibility for 4-foot strip of grass. NTA!

CryptographerOwn1743 | CryptographerOwn1743

NTA. Not your property, not your responsibility. Check local laws! 🚧

femina_lux | femina_lux

Critters love weedy messes! 🌿🐿️

knightfrog1248 | knightfrog1248

Take care of your neighbor's lawn for 10+ years and it's yours! 🌱

PowerToThePinkBunny | PowerToThePinkBunny

Property dispute: NTA, it's not your problem 😊

nobody_nemo_nobody | nobody_nemo_nobody

Friendly neighbor offers to give disputed strip of property

covert_operator100 | covert_operator100

NTA. Stand firm. Let the city handle it 👍

sacco645 | sacco645

NTA. Not your property, not your problem 👍

sonnidaez | sonnidaez

NTA. You gave notice and built a privacy fence 🙌

EMT82 | EMT82

NTA. Take care of your own grass, lazy neighbor! 😠

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Contract for grass maintenance in exchange for land surrender 📝

RansomandRansacked | RansomandRansacked

"NTA - A small strip of grass causing a big feud!"

krlrk | krlrk

NTA: It's their lawn, don't enable their behavior. 🚫🐶

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NTA, rewilding is good for the environment 🌳

nowonmai | nowonmai

Keep the peace with a beer bribe for a mowed lawn 🍻

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Negotiate a property line adjustment for the unusable space 😕

msmith730 | msmith730

NTA. Landlord should add gravel to stop weeds and look neat. ✅

DanMarinosDolphins | DanMarinosDolphins

Suggest planting a bush/tree to solve the grass feud! 🌳

sirro-glum | sirro-glum

Take control of the situation! Ask for a quitclaim 🌱✂️

essentialliberty | essentialliberty

Not the a**hole. Let's hear the story behind it! 😄

MariaInconnu | MariaInconnu

NTA. Not your property? Not your problem. 🌱

Theguyofri | Theguyofri

NTA. Don't stress over it. Your neighbor's attitude speaks volumes.

silvia_vcp | silvia_vcp

NTA, but be less of an a**hole: help prepare the area! 🌱

cutiebranch | cutiebranch

Secure your turf! Consult a lawyer and document your maintenance.

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NTA. Stand your ground and document your property line. 👏

Annual-Contract-115 | Annual-Contract-115

NTA. Not your pig, not your farm. 🐷🚫

lockwood87 | lockwood87

📞 One call to code enforcement can solve the grass problem! NTA

Deerpacolyps | Deerpacolyps

Make peace with your neighbor and buy the unwanted land! 👍

Gloomy-Tomatillo819 | Gloomy-Tomatillo819

NTA! You warned them about their noisy dogs, fence FTW! 🐶🚧

PoopieClater | PoopieClater

Get the landlord to give you that 4-foot strip of land!

coded_artist | coded_artist

Property line dispute: fence contractor and retaining wall issues 🏡

jstar77 | jstar77

"NTA. His property, his problem. If it gets bad, you can look up the city code enforcement office to see if there are any safety policies he is violating. If you have an HOA, this would be a good chance for them to give back for all that money they steal." 🌱

Unblued | Unblued

Get the city/county surveyor to officially mark your property line!

centerofthehive666 | centerofthehive666

Take action! Report your neighbor for neglecting their lawn 🌿

No_Proposal7628 | No_Proposal7628

Not your property, not your problem 😎

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Take action! Report the neglectful neighbor to the authorities 🚔

onceknownasmike | onceknownasmike

Expand your property and prevent a weedy mess! 💪🏡

Qbr12 | Qbr12

Safety first! Mowing the strip for fire prevention. NTA 🌿🔥

Due-Night2491 | Due-Night2491

Not your property, no access. You're not the a**hole! 😊

onebitcpu | onebitcpu

NTA: Not your property, not your problem 🙄

majinsensei | majinsensei

NTA, but untended yard can lead to pests and discomfort. 😬

personofpaper | personofpaper

Land ownership dispute over grass strip, but no a-holes here. 🌱

Dammit_Janet5 | Dammit_Janet5

Property dispute? Get a map, avoid HOA headaches 📈

raindragon92 | raindragon92

NTA. Property line dispute leads to neighborly feud over repairs.

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Neighbor not responsible for 4-foot strip of grass. 🌿

HapaMari | HapaMari

Landlord tries to manipulate tenant into doing yard work. 🌿

Nikkig-r | Nikkig-r

NTA - Respectful boundary dispute, but privacy fence will resolve it 🛡️

ThunderandFury | ThunderandFury

You're not the a**hole! It's not your problem, don't worry! 😄

SigSauerPower320 | SigSauerPower320

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