Who built the fence originally? Now each owner is out a bunch of money and has one wall of a fence they did not want. Please message the moderators with a link to your post for approval. This happened in a single day, while I was at work. One of these four houses, therefore, must be responsible for both its flank boundaries. Is he responsible for maintaining and trimming the back side of his fence or am I? Of all the work we're having done to our house and with all the issues associated with the contractors and poor quality we're getting left and right, the fence project has by far been the best in terms of timeliness, professionalism, and most importantly, the quality of work. Admiral Financial Services Limited Reg No: 10255225 is a subsidiary of Admiral Group plc and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority Firm reference number: 771862. Given the poor standards of boundary descriptions in conveyance deeds for unregistered land, it was generally not possible to say that the true position of the boundary is at X and the fence is 3 inches east of X, so the fence must be moved by 3 inches in a westerly direction to restore the boundary to its true position.
It doesn't matter if you're in Gourock or Greenwich, there is not, nor ever has been a 'left or right' in fence ownership - it is an urban myth. In other words, if it looks like , it's their fence, if it looks like , it's yours. A wise householder will fence his land either for the protection of his own children or to prevent his pet animals from straying. The 'convention' of years gone by of giving the neighbour the 'good side' applied primarily to 'closeboard' fencing. You could leave the old fence exactly where it is and erect your own fence right alongside of your neighbour's fence. None of these simply come round and decide where your boundary is, but instead you are expected to make a legal case and put it to the court so that a judgement to be made.
Having a fence can prevent problems with neighbors, but it can also sometimes cause issues. Though laws have changed in most municipalities so owners can now have fencing directly on the property line and the good side can face the owners side. There is no law that says the smooth side of the fence should face the neighbour. This is because the 'paying' owner has exercised his right to decide which way to face the fence; logically he choses the better side. In that respect it is fully up to the owner to maintain a respectable looking fence. Only if your neighbour gives you permission to do so.
In some cases, your neighbor may want the ugly side of the fence facing their property. The answer: Fence ownership is determined by where your fence lays on the property line. In the Woodlands and many other neighborhoods in Houston, fences are required to have the picket side facing any public roads. Or you can decide to exercise your rights, either way, and install your own fence of the desired height on your own property , right next to the fence, installed some time previously by your neighbour. Is the garden fence covered by my home insurance? It might have the information on them in the form of a arrow, there is no left or right side rule. If the question you are asking is: How can I make my neighbour repair or replace his fence? A conveyance deed or a transfer deed may include a covenant requiring the purchaser to fence the land and for him or his successors in title to forever maintain the fence.
When is it compulsory by law to install a fence? In my humble opinion, there was I wanted to mention that Gerardo and his crew did a great job with the fence installation. Above is a holiday photograph taken in Cornwall in 2012. Unable to contact them because their property is on sale at the moment. So, as with most people in most neighborhoods, I share a fence with two neighbors I live on a corner lot. If it was you who ordered a fencing contractor to erect the fence, and if you keep detailed records of household expenditure, then the invoice presented to you by the contractor is the most reliable, even conclusive, evidence of the age of your fence.
The city would force those 3 neighbors to pay for half of each side of the fence, cutting the cost of the owners fence in half. The opposite side of their yard, where the fence is shared with the next house down, the fence post side is facing into our neighbors yard. So it is possible that the fences have migrated, if only by a small amount, over time. As far as I know, the registry plans should show it by T marks which extend your side of the boundary. They may be willing to split the costs with you, and negotiate which side of the fence faces your property and which side faces theirs. This is the reason many cities or towns require a permit to replace a fence. They were originally installed by a licensed surveyor when the property lines were drawn.
The truth of the matter is this: it is the vendor who breaks up the land into smaller parcels before selling each parcel individually who assigns responsibility for the boundaries of the new land parcels that he creates. Do you live in a subdivision governed by a homeowners' association? Please see the guidelines link above. We had a good relationship with the neighbor, but he ended up paying for the whole thing. Is it true that every house owns the fence on its left side, as you look at it from the street? Coming to an agreement on garden boundaries can save both you and your neighbours time and avoid any issues in the future. How do you determine whose fence it is? However at the end of the day, the fence needs replacing and it's normally best to try and come to an amicable agreement. If so, they will likely have rules requiring the fence owner to maintain the fence.
Am I responsible for damage to my garden fence? In short, anything you do to your neighbour's fence without your neighbour's permission - including staining, painting or applying preservative to your side of your neighbour's fence - amounts to criminal damage. Talk to them- compare surveys and look for the markers. What's the etiquette for stuff like this? Please consider adding photos and doing some basic research into your question. Leaning things against your neighbour's fence, hanging things on your neighbour's fence, even using your neighbour's fence as a makeshift retaining wall, will place a much heavier burden on the fence panels and supporting posts than they were designed to bear. Regardless of the local 'good side' regional laws, ignore them. If it is yours, your neighbors have no responsibility to share the cost of material or labor. You can use that info to determine if the fence both sides is yours.