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Boundary Fence
Feb 18th, 2007 at 11:15pm
 
Hi,

could some one answer a simple question, the fence between my neighbour and I has blown down, now I am quite willing to pay for half of the bill of a new fence but my neighour says that they do not want to pay anything as its not there resposability, we both stay in bought houses. Surely as it an adjoining boundary fence both parties as resposible, if needs be I will pay the full amount but think this is a bit unfair..

can someone give me an easy answer..
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Reply #1 - Feb 19th, 2007 at 9:29pm
 
Sorry, no easy answer.

If it is a mutual boundary, then both you and your neighbour should own half of the boundary each.

It is only by examination of title deeds however that you will be able to discover categorically who is responsible for what proportion of the upkeep/repair of the fence.

Unless you have your title deeds and know what you are looking for I would recommend seeing a solicitor (on the assumption that you are not willing to pay for the entire cost of the fence).
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Reply #2 - Mar 4th, 2007 at 9:31am
 
If you need a copy of your title and one of your neighbours try www.registersdirect and ask. It does not cost alot of (20 max.)  money certainly cheaper than asking your solicitor to get hold of a copy for you.

As petro says it is there is no easy answer, sometimes just doing the repair yourselve is the easiest solution
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Reply #3 - Nov 4th, 2010 at 11:16pm
 
For some reason, I was led to believe that a homeowner/householder is responsible for fencing to the left of their property.
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Reply #4 - Nov 5th, 2010 at 10:56am
 
Hi - if that was the case - what then happens if you are the last house on the line i.e the right fence?  Also, what happens to the fence at the back of a garden, which is neither left or right?

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