- whose fence is it anyway?
row of new ish detached ”executive & a plumbers homes” homes.. parralell fences on the boundary between each.. last year the fence to our left with the posts in our garden was well gone so i replaced.. this winter the fence to our right posts in nieghbours garden has virtually disappeared..
. whose responsibility is it..Posted 5 years agosamuriMember
What kind of neighbours do you guys have? I thought mine were bad but we can still agree to share the cost of replacing the fence.
We’ve done this on all three sides now. We initiated two of the discussions and on the left side the chap suddenly started pulling the fence down so I went out to talk and we agreed we would share the effort in pulling the old one down and the cost of putting a new one up.
With that one me and him both stripped our shirts off when we were smashing up the dodgy concrete footings with a sledge hammer and all the lady neighbours watched.Posted 5 years agoGreybeardMember
You have bought someone a new fence
As I understand it the fence is yours if it’s on your land. If the deeds don’t define the boundary precisely (and mine don’t), if I replace a fence and the neighbour doesn’t object, it confirms that the land under the fence is mine. Not that it’s any use to me.
I think the left and right convention is when houses are built in an estate, not a general legal rule. For houses built as a one off, you could own all or none of them.Posted 5 years agomudsharkMember
There are 6 gardens that back on to mine so lots of room for arguments. So far one decided the falling down fence was there’s so replaced without asking. Next one along has the same fence and it could do with being replaced but it’s mostly hidden to me behind various shrubberies.Posted 5 years ago
As I understand it the fence is yours if it’s on your land.
In terms of ownership of the item, it makes no difference where it is. If you park your car on your neighbour’s drive, do they automatically own it?
Responsibility for maintaining it is somewhat different and will come down to deeds (unlikely its mentioned at all), or local custom / common agreement.Posted 5 years ago
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