A COUPLE took revenge on their nightmare neighbour after they left a huge gap in their wall and spray-painted their fence.
Lindsay Paul Slader Marsh and his wife Wong Tien Chi, from Bedok, Singapore, got their own back after their property was left damaged.
During a home renovation, the neighbours had removed a pillar that left a huge wall in Paul and Wong’s property[/caption]
The couple also sued their neighbours for trespass after they dug a hole that crossed into their property[/caption]
They had also installed a fence post which required digging a hole that crossed into the couple’s land.
But the nightmare neighbours didn’t stop there, as they later spray-painted “Private No Entry” and “Keep Out” in large lettering on the side of the fence before putting up a surveillance camera.
The furious couple took their revenge and sued their next-door neighbours for trespass.
They argued that these destructive acts were a civil wrongdoing that “interfered with the enjoyment or use of a place of residence”.
Paul and Wong sued Mohamed Shariff Kassim and his wife Zakiah Awang, as well as their son Amir Md Shariff and daughter-in-law Candice Too – who did not live in the property but managed the renovation project as the elderly owners were not in good health.
After a court hearing, a judgement was passed on Wednesday and the couple were awarded the huge sum of £2,010 in damages.
This included £523 for the costs of fixing the gap and £1,189 in aggravated damages ordered against Shariff and Too.
The couple were also awarded a hefty £297 for the “minor” acts of trespass following the hole that had been dug on their property.
But the neighbours presented evidence that showed the surveillance camera was not pointed towards Paul and Wong’s property, so they were not awarded any extra money.
The judge also rejected the claims relating to the spray-painted words after noting that they could barely be seen after the neighbours fence was installed.
He said: “The plaintiffs would only be able to read the words if they climbed to the top of their green fence and looked directly down into the gap between the fences. No reasonable person would keep doing this,” reported Asia One.
This comes after a homeowner put up a 10ft tall wooden fence to block their nightmare neighbour’s view, but people have claimed he didn’t go far enough.
A man was also booted off his allotment of 28 years after having a row with his neighbours over their fence but claimed he only did what every other gardener has done.
And a pair of once friendly neighbours became feuding rivals with a restraining order following a bitter dispute over a garden fence.
After a court hearing, the couple were awarded a huge sum of £2,010 in damages[/caption]