I am not sure whether this is the right place to to vent my case, if it is not please kindly delete this post. I need to seek forumers advise on this because I am a first time home owner, and I want to deal with this with as much humility as possible so that I do not offend my neighbor, I plan to live here for a very long time. Let me split my story into stages for easy reading:
Prior to renovation, I have provided information related to all neighbors around the house. I told them its going to be noisy, dusty and dirty. I told my contractor to be careful not to step out of line, maintain cleanliness, no work after six, no loud banging and drilling during weekends. I've also told contractor to set up plastic sheet on the left and right to minimize dust to neighbor.
One neighbor in particular (lets call them neighbor K) started to shout at me, saying its very dusty, when air blows to his/her house all their cloths got dirty because of dust flying to their house. I apologize profusely and asked contractor to setup more plastic sheet. But they continue to complain.
Then neighbor K started to complain about the rubbish tip that is park outside our house to dispose industrial waste, other neighbor started to throw rubbish there, rotten vegetable, that causes smell. They say we should monitor the tip to ensure no neighbor throw there, but it is impossible because I have to work. How can I control what is being thrown there?
2. 5 days after renovation
Neighbor K complain about mosquitoes, they claimed that before we start renovation the drainage is not stuck, now it is partially stuck and there is sand. I apologies again and I try to clean the drainage the best I can with shovel and water jet, but I could only clean on my side because theirs are all covered up. Almost every time they catch a glimpse of me, they'll complain to me about the drainage being block. I look at it now and water can flow, but not dry as I suspect there is some sand stuck on their side.
3. 10 days after renovation
This neighbor complain to me again saying one of their roof started to leak, he immediately accuse my contractor of stealing their roof tiles. Neighbor K claims that water started pouring in causing rain water damaged his bed sheet, he asked for compensation for repairs. I told him it is not logical for the contractor to steal his roof tiles, we bought plenty and there are still a lot more that is not used, Plus it has been raining heavily since renovation stop for the past 10 days, why only now water started pouring in? He said he will ask expert to check for root cause then will feedback to me after. Till today there is no feedback about this.
4. Present day
Neighbor K complain that there is dog and cat pooping behind our kitchen, causes bad smell. When I went and check it is not there anymore, maybe the rain wash it away for me. I can buy spray and such to deter the animals, but I don't think I can do much about that.
I tried to be as objective as possible when I wrote the above, my question to you is, am I a terrible a**ho** neighbor who is inconsiderate to their slice of heaven? Or they are mentally insane? What can I do about it?