My question involves real estate located in the State of: Montana
The renters in the house next to us have dogs that constantly bark at us whenever we are in our yard and tear up trash that blows onto our property. My husband went over a few weeks ago to mention that we would be putting up a privacy fence (it is currently a chain link fence) because of the dogs barking and mentioned that some training might help as well. They got upset at that but when he called the landlord about it Mr. Landlord agreed that it was a problem and apparently was not happy that they had two dogs as they had only mentioned getting one to him. He and my husband went on discussing how they were going to put up this fence. I pretty much stayed out of it until the other evening when I was out in my yard the dogs were barking at something and Mr. Renter came out and asked me what I was doing. He then said I must be scaring them.
So I called the landlords again and this time Mrs. Landlord answered and I started to try to explain that maybe they had gotten a little too bent out of joint over this as I am not intentionally scaring their dogs, their dogs get scared when I do anything (like garden--which is apparently horribly frightening to them). She told me what do you expect since your husband threatened them and now you are making us put up this fence. We are not making them put up anything, Mr. Landlord volunteered because he wanted all these considerations with the new fence (move it here, this material, 7 ft high--which is actually against the covenants here) and my dad works in law enforcement and I very well know the legal difference between making threats and telling people something they didn't like hearing. A few days after that Mrs. Renter told me they were going to put up a fence.
Neither Mr. or Mrs. Landlord, Mr. or Mrs. Renter or my husband have bothered to check into who actually owns fence or where the property boundary lies. I like to know what I am doing however and looked up the info. The existing fence is entirely on our property.
I would have liked to have done this fence as a cooperative agreement between us and the actual landowners but since they have decided to act the way they have I can't see it working out very well. I am sure that either way now we are going to make them mad. Either we A) put up fence on our property the way we want without all their considerations or B) put up fence on property line with their considerations but we are big meanies for "making" them do it. Anyone else experience this type of thing?