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Alice, My Neighbors Want to Use My Stuff (and Won't Let It Go) — Ask Alice: Advice for Life at Home

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 19, 2015 01:07 AM
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by Ask Alice last modified Jun 18, 2015

Pin it Dear Alice, I live in a duplex situation where there are two free-standing houses on the lot. This will be our fourth summer here. For the past three years we had terrible neighbors who were very disrespectful. When we were given a new grill by my father-in-law, the neighbors quickly used it without permission. We went to use it one day and the rack inside was gone. Finally they moved away, we cleaned up all the junk and got new neighbors. But when the new neighbors arrived the first thing they asked about was using our grill to have a party. My husband said that perhaps if they wanted to pay for propane they could use it. Now she's bringing it up every time we see her. I don't feel comfortable sharing the grill because we've had bad experiences in the past and I think it would be better for the relationship if we didn't have communal property. Also, we have a one-and-a-half year old so it's not really a great party location for her to BBQ with her friends since our house is in the backyard. What should I do? Thanks, BBQ Bashing READ MORE »





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