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Neighbour is a pest

Neighbour is a pest

Dear Maura

We’ve recently moved into a new estate but our next door neighbour is making us regret the move.

She came in the first week to welcome us. Now she’s knocking on the door every day.

I work from home so she knows I’m there but she just doesn’t get that I’m actually working.

I don’t want to start off on the wrong foot and row with her. Plus she knows everyone and I don’t want her badmouthing me.


You work from home which is just the same as going into an office.

You need to clock in certain hours and that’s that.

Talk to her, make her feel that you are really concerned that you can’t just drop everything to have a cuppa.

Thank her for understanding that you are not free for coffee at the drop of a hat.