Does a fence determine property lines?
A property line is an invisible line that determines the legal boundary of your land. Pre-existing barriers such as fences or bushes do not necessarily conform to the legal boundary, which is why commissioning a survey plan can help you identify physical encroachments or instances of trespassing.
How can I get my neighbor to pay half the fence?
Your local council will be able to tell you what a sufficient fence is. Before you put up a new dividing fence, you should give written notice to the neighbouring property owner, including a request for them to pay half of the construction costs. You need to give them 21 days to respond.
What is the legal height of a fence between Neighbours?
The laws actually state that a fence can be as high as 100 meters. However, this is only allowed if proper planning permits have been obtained. This means that any fence under 2 meters in height does not require a permit. This simple law has a few complications to it.
Can my Neighbour paint my fence on his side?
Your neighbour shouldn’t trespass on your property to paint his fence, although (unfortunately) there’s not really a legal remedy for one-off trespasses. If your neighbour needs access, he could apply to the County Court for an access order under the Access to Neighbouring Land act.
Can my Neighbour grow ivy on my fence?
Ask them to remove their ivy from your fence. They aren’t allowed to grown anything on your fence without permission.
What is the maximum height of a fence without planning permission?
Who owns the fence on the right?
Fence ownership: Who owns which fence? Is it true that every house owns the fence on its left side, as you look at it from the street? There is no general rule about whether you own the fence on the left or the fence on the right of your property.
Whose fence is it at the bottom of the garden?
The transfer or conveyance deed might state who owns it, but if it’s not in writing, then look out for any T-mark to the boundaries. The stalk of the ‘T’ will sit on the boundary and come out into your garden or property, which means that fence is your responsibility.
What can I do if my Neighbour won’t repair his fence?
Ask your neighbour to repair or replace the fence If you’re on good terms with your neighbour, a friendly approach to point out the state of the fence and asking them what their plans are might do the trick.
Can Neighbour lean things on my fence?
If the fence is solely on your property and the neighbor is leaning heavy things on your fence, the answer to your question is easy. No, the neighbor cannot do this.
Can my Neighbour change my fence?
Your neighbour doesn’t have to change a wall or fence just because you want them to, for example making it higher for privacy. You can’t make changes to your side without their permission, such as painting it. If the wall or fence seems dangerous, point this out because your neighbour might not be aware.
What is the best height for a fence?
The most important features to have for a security fence are a taller height, a lack of places to grip and a sturdy, lockable gate. Any security fence should be at least 8 feet high, although you can add a few feet of trellis to the top of a 6-foot fence for security that doesn’t look quite so imposing.