Having a bad day?
Do what I do, and put your dark glasses on.
Mind you, I lost it with the neigbours dogs yesterday. Bloody hell, as soon as I enter my property, they bark, and bark, and bark........
I haven't bothered too much as we still haven't moved in, but yesterday I'd had my fill.
The bloody neigbour wouldn't come out though. Good job actualy.
Spoke to the wife about it yesterday evening on the phone, as she's in Galicia visiting the family, and I told her I'm not sure if I realy want to move in there anymore.
(She's also my voice of reason for when I feel I'm going to do something realy stupid and get myself into bother!)
Except beer and e-bay of course!
I've spent 6 years renovating the place to our dream "Hobbit Hole" and in that time 8 adosado's have been built next to it. Horrible modern grey blocks, totaly not in keeping with the area.
The two right in the middle of the block, and backing up to our garden have total a
holes as our neigbours. Both have two dogs penned in up against our fence, and all of them go beserk as soon as we move.
So my Wife is going to call in a favour from our friendly Guardia Civil, and ask him to come over and see, and hear for himself what we have to live with, and advise.
Hopefully he'll take out his pistol and shoot the f
king neigbours! Then we can find the animals a home.
The Guy has already been denunced for the maltreatment of the animals, but the Police won't do anything, as they say "it's an intrusion of his privacy" !
Don't get me started on the ignorant scruffy muppets again!
If that sounds bad, it's nothing to what one of my good friends is experiencing from the town hall.
He thought his lawyer had put in for an Obra's Menor, and decided to go ahead and hire a 360 with a pecker, to dig out the rock at the back of his property which was piled up against the back wall, causing a damp problem.
His wonderfull neigbours denunced him for building a swimming pool, and the Policia Local came around and stopped the work.
Turns out the town hall had said his property didn't exist, was totaly illegal, and he had to legalise the property before they would give him a licence to continue the work.
The trouble is, since the property was built 30 years ago, the law has changed, and his plot is now too small to build a house on!
Funnely enough, the town hall have been quite happy to take the taxes on the house for the last 30 years!
Anyway, now someone has been around to look at the property, and commented on a small flat downstairs, which is also "illegal". Well it was there when he bought the house, but the town hall are accusing him of putting it in. (although if they say the house is illegal, I can't see what difference a kitchinette, bathroom, and a bed makes!)
He has to prove he hasn't done it, as they have informed him they are going to fine him 20,000 euro !
Oh, and they've told him as the house is illegal, it can only stand for 50 years, then he has to knock it down!
The fact is, it's the back handed corruuption of the town halls, and Alcalde's that have turned a blind eye to these "illegal" constructions in the past.
Then innocents come along, buy the property, and get burned even after using the useless lawyers.
We're off to the Notario next week to make an official statement, that we saw the flat at his house warming party in 2003 when he bought it.
Hopefully, with a fist full of those from a bunch of friends, the town hall will back down.
I wouldn't want to be in his position though.
All the Guy wants to do is make his home warm and dry. f
king arsholes the lot of em!
Still waiting for my Obra Menor for a f
king garden wall!
A garden wall forchrissakes!
So to answer your question, yes!