To make a bad situation worse, when the fence was replaced over ten years ago, he made his own panels but used nails that were too long so that they projected into my yard. Some by an inch or more. Last summer while working out there I was stuck in the arm by one of them and was only saved from injury by having had on a heavy jacket.
This winter I finally called him and complained about his dog being in my yard and growling at me while I was standing in my kitchen. Give me a freakin' break. He informed that he was not living in the house but he would call his wife and tell her to bring the dog inside. That took 20 minutes.
The neighbor and I are not on speaking terms now and I really could care less. The house has an open pool. Anyone could wander through my yard, which was not fenced at the time, and fall onto the pool. When someone mentioned to me that my failure to report his deficiency could be negligence on my part, I called and made a report.
Why do some folks have such disrespect for others? What is it with promising that something will be done 'this week-end' only to never follow through?
Meanwhile, his ugly old fence is up. But he left pieces of concrete that he used originally to fill in gaps between the fence and the ground (cause he had no idea how to install it properly) in my yard. I have tried to be a good neighbor. I give up!