As soon as we started our fence process a few months back we got a notice that our garage paint was peeling and we had to repair it. I find it odd that we get this now, when it was like this the entire year previous and when we purchased the house.
Additionally, we have a neighbor two doors down that put up a complete extension, a new garage, and the contractor has been making noise for about 6 months, and did we get notified via a letter or anything else? No. You see, we had to send a letter to 16 of our neighbors because we were replacing a fence.
The remodel of that house does not bug me, nor the notice, but it's the combination of everything and perceived unequal application of the law and the building code.