Zillow Advice: Home Improvement - the neighbour's expanding invaded my house privacy? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/the-neighbour%27s-expanding-invaded-my-house-privacy/459466/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Sad state of affairs in our ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/the-neighbour%27s-expanding-invaded-my-house-privacy/459466/ Sad state of affairs in our country when a property owner seeks to control what another does on their own property, within the law and current local permits. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 16:13:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/the-neighbour%27s-expanding-invaded-my-house-privacy/459466/ 2012-12-17T16:13:00Z Did they violate the zoning ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/the-neighbour%27s-expanding-invaded-my-house-privacy/459466/ Did they violate the zoning requirements?<br/><br/>Funny thing. As property owners, we don't have a right to the kind of privacy you mention. As long as somebody else owns the neighboring parcel, they can build to the limits of the law, without regard to how little we like it.<br/><br/>Sad, but true.<br/><br/>All the best, Sat, 15 Dec 2012 00:57:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/the-neighbour%27s-expanding-invaded-my-house-privacy/459466/ 2012-12-15T00:57:00Z If the permit was obtained, ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/the-neighbour%27s-expanding-invaded-my-house-privacy/459466/ If the permit was obtained, there is nothing you can do. You can question or bring your concerns to permitting authority but they check for these types of situations before giving permit anyway so there is very less chance&nbsp;for anything to happen with that. May be use some blinds and curtains for a cheaper options to fix this problem. Fri, 14 Dec 2012 22:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/the-neighbour%27s-expanding-invaded-my-house-privacy/459466/ 2012-12-14T22:49:00Z This is really unfortunate, ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/the-neighbour%27s-expanding-invaded-my-house-privacy/459466/ This is really unfortunate, but if they are not invading your space by crossing the property lines and the city approved it, wets suggestions are as good as anything. &nbsp;Building privacy via the landscape. &nbsp;The other option unfortunately would be to list and sell the home, and move to a more secluded location. &nbsp;That is a tough route to swallow, but it will solve the problems that you are facing. Wed, 12 Dec 2012 22:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/the-neighbour%27s-expanding-invaded-my-house-privacy/459466/ 2012-12-12T22:48:00Z I sympathize as well!&nbsp; ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/the-neighbour%27s-expanding-invaded-my-house-privacy/459466/ I sympathize as well!&nbsp; Some people really have no concept of the bigger picture or how people are going to feel about this down the road.<br/><br/>Although it's not practical..I can see a tall wooden fence with a BIG face with BIG eyes painted on the side that faces them!<br/><br/>Realistically...the bamboo is a good idea, but be careful as it <em>can</em> tend to run amuk if not careful.&nbsp; Maybe it will spread onto their side! Wed, 12 Dec 2012 21:31:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/the-neighbour%27s-expanding-invaded-my-house-privacy/459466/ 2012-12-12T21:31:00Z build a razor wired fence http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/the-neighbour%27s-expanding-invaded-my-house-privacy/459466/ build a razor wired fence Tue, 11 Sep 2012 15:37:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/the-neighbour%27s-expanding-invaded-my-house-privacy/459466/ 2012-09-11T15:37:00Z What a pity, I sympathize ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/the-neighbour%27s-expanding-invaded-my-house-privacy/459466/ What a pity, I sympathize as we're very private people.&nbsp; If the expansion has been approved by the city, the best you can do is to do some creative landscaping to block views.&nbsp; Recently we planted some clumping bamboo to block a view after a tree went down in a windstorm.&nbsp;&nbsp; Unfortunately our choice may take a couple of years to block the view.<br/><br/> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 15:35:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/the-neighbour%27s-expanding-invaded-my-house-privacy/459466/ 2012-09-11T15:35:00Z