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After a wet morning, we came back from the yard to an afternoon of chain grinding and admin

Looked out the window...


My 75-80 year old neighbour is up the tree again.


A while back he asked me for a price, I told him a morning for two guys to remove it.

(Probably 3hours)

£150 as your my neighbour.

He grinned and told me he'd do it himself.

I advised caution and a soas.

He used an electric jigsaw....


So today I see him and say: look I'll put it on the ground safely without breaking the 3 telecom wires through it and you can clear the mess. £75

I do it he grins.


So lunchtime today he's at it again.

Now let me explain.

He's a multi millionaire.

Owns a vast portfolio of properties commercial and domestic.

But he's still an old man about to fall out the tree.

I can't watch anymore.

Me and my colleague put the tree on the ground carefully.

At which point a local builder pops by.

Takes one look at the tree and says

The house isn't yours yet mate.

Be careful...

Turns out he bought it at auction, and has paid for it, just waiting on conveyancing.


Hindsight suggestions gentlemen?


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I would say leave it be, let him make his own choice, but in reality I would probably have helped out.

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So you have done the work on someone else's property? 

100% if Brown stuff hits the fan, he's passing this straight on to you.

Crafty old dog

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Now if there is any fall out,you have admitted that you have done it.
Clever very not.

How would I have known he didn't own the property yet?
He told me he'd bought it.
Genuine question.

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