- Neighbour and Fence troubles
I’ll keep this as short as I can. About 1 year ago, our 6ft fence blew down in the wind. Next door rent there house and asked the landlord to replace it ( it is his according to the deeds ), but he wasn’t interested and kept delaying. After a month or so we offered to replace the fence as we like our privacy. Everyone agreed, we replaced fence, job done. Then the neighbours said they would of preferred a 4ft fence, god knows why, it doesn’t block the sun or anything. Anyway, fast forward to this weekend. We have just returned home from a break to find our 6ft fence replaced with a 4 footer. What do I do now? I don’t want a little fence. Do I put a 6 footer on my side?Posted 4 years agoernie_lynchMember
Then the neighbours said they would of preferred a 4ft fence, god knows why, it doesn’t block the sun or anything.
How else can they keep an eye on what you’re up to ?
Otherwise the only options are either to stand on something and peer over the 6ft fence, or rush indoors and look out of an upstairs window, neither of which are very satisfactory.Posted 4 years agoprojectMember
Find out who took the fence down first, either the landlord or tennant on the instructions of landlord, or just the twennant to be petty.
Youre also allowed a 2 metre high fence, without planning permision.
And its quite common for neighbours to remove, plant fences, when the neighbours are on holiday.Had 3 or 4 customers have this done to them.Posted 4 years agograham of redmarleyMember
who’s property did you erect the fence on, if on your property then they had no right to remove it & trespass springs to mind. Regardless of who’s responsibility the boundary is this does not stop you from erecting your own fence if you want to on your property i believe.Posted 4 years agoantigeeMember
ask neighbour for full address and name of landlord – put your fence back up inside yr boundary send them a bill for you time and any extra materials
it amazes that people wait until you go on holiday to do this stuff – we came back from holiday to find neighbour has spent 3 days using fencing panels I dad spare from a chicken run to erect a new fence on our side of his hedge to stop his dog escaping – lost for wordsPosted 4 years agobigyinnMember
I cant see anything but things escalating here.Posted 4 years ago
As a compromise, how about putting 2ft of trellising on top of the 4ft panels and then growing some honeysuckle / jasmine along it?
They keep the 4ft panels, you get your privacy back.
Only downside is you have to spend out on the extra bits, do the work and wait a year of so for the stuff to grow.slackaliceMember
Do you know for certain that they waited until you were away for the weekend? Do they have access to your diary/calendar? Maybe they tried to contact you on the day the panels were to be replaced and found you were away?
Probably unlikely, but just putting forward another possibility before guns go in ablaze 🙂Posted 4 years ago
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