Building a new home.. Accomodate neighbors parking issue??
Ok.. Now I understand that this should be one of the least of our concerns but wanted to get others opinions.. Now mind you we are still in the early stages of building but I have spoke with a few friends about this issue and get mixed answers.. Anyway.. Here it goes.. We are looking to build a new home in an area that is not "spread out".. Houses are fairly close to each other.. So we came up with a floor plan / style home and we decided that our driveway/garage would be on the west side of the property which will be adjacent to the neighbors driveway.. The problem is that the property was originally owned by an elderly man and the only thing dividing the neighbors driveway to the property is a small 5 or 6 inch raised thin piece of block.. This block runs the length of the neighbors driveway.. Now the neighbors driveway is very narrow...So I have noticed that the neighbor parks his vehicle and will open the door and it will swing over the block.. Now what I am thinking is that once I build the home I plan on putting up a nice white dividing fence that will run from the beginning of the driveway to the back of the property.. If I put up this fence the neighbors driveway will become useless because it will be such a tight squeeze.. It "MAY" be possible for 1 person to enter/exit the vehicle but I really dont see it happening.. Now my question.. What would you do? As I see it I have three options:
Option A: Just play it off as tough luck and build the house/property the way I want and let him/her deal with the issue..
Option B: Eliminate the fence and just upgrade to a nicer small block so he can enter/exit vehicle by walking on my property to enter/exit vehicle and/or swinging car doors over property line onto my property to enter/exit vehicle..
Option C: Put up fence further into property to allow extra room for length of his/her driveway
Now for the problems by going with such options..
Option A: Start neighbor relationship off badly which could escalate to further issues
Option B: Now have his/her car doors opening onto my property where my vehicles will be parked.. Possibly damaging vehicles.. Or walking onto my property to enter/exit his/her vehicle and possibly getting injured (slip/fall)
Option C: Basically giving away property that I spent hard money to buy..
So.. What would you do..