Well, the risks of owning one side of a duplex.... When the person on the other side does a reno. This is in a street near home. I walk up it sometimes on the way to the station. It's probably a 1920s build. We call them 'semis' in Sydney - short for 'semi detached' i.e. attached one side only. They are pretty common and rarely are both sides owned by the same person. So the people on the right hand side of this one have decided to do a reno. It has had scaffold covering it until now. At least they have put a tiled roof on to match the other side and they have tried to match the fascia, but that balcony with aluminium windows is pretty awful. And on the right hand side, the second story box overhangs the side wall and looks odd. Pretty lousy spot in a terrible street - really narrow with little parking and bugger-all space in the front yard. The builders would have hated it. I think I would have sold up and moved to a bigger house.