Boundary question re mid-point of houses

Boundary question re mid-point of houses

Postby Morph » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:59 am

I have a basic question. Living in a terraced house, it seems quite obvious that the boundary goes down the mid point of our brickwork that is quite clear to see. Historically though (and I mean for over 10 years), there are a number of features i.e. fences, which have been put up down the middle and straddling the mid point indicating agreement between the neighbours. If we are responsible for a new fence etc, and plan to replace it as the old one is unsafe, should we be moving it fully"to our side" or just keep it where it is? If we keep as it currently is can the neighbour ask us to move it later on?
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Re: Boundary question re mid-point of houses

Postby MacadamB53 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:06 pm

Morph wrote:I have a basic question. Living in a terraced house, it seems quite obvious that the boundary goes down the mid point of our brickwork that is quite clear to see. Historically though (and I mean for over 10 years), there are a number of features i.e. fences, which have been put up down the middle and straddling the mid point indicating agreement between the neighbours. If we are responsible for a new fence etc, and plan to replace it as the old one is unsafe, should we be moving it fully"to our side" or just keep it where it is? If we keep as it currently is can the neighbour ask us to move it later on?


the former is preferable as it should make ownership clear cut.
yes, within a reasonable time frame - ie, within days, weeks, months rather than years
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Re: Boundary question re mid-point of houses

Postby jdfi » Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:14 pm

If it is a mesne fence, then in an ideal world you would share 50 50 on replacement and agree styles etc.
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