Re-establishing Boundary line!

Re: Re-establishing Boundary line!

Postby Eliza » Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:57 pm

Why don't you put in a low fence there and make sure it's in the cheapest possible materials/lowest possible height initially.

Then come back to it again in a few months time - ie once it's established that a fence is there - and replace the fence with the one you really want? (ie reasonable quality and 6' high).
Apologies for not giving exact personal details in my posts - you never know who is reading....
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Re: Re-establishing Boundary line!

Postby timbuktoo&backagain » Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:32 pm

Unfortunately we couldn't afford to do anything like that - it's a 130 foot long garden and we also need to fence across the bottom boundary too, so it's prohibitively expensive.

Thanks for the suggestion though.
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Re: Re-establishing Boundary line!

Postby despair » Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:17 pm

Then truly your best bet is just do it panel by panel that way the neighbour has time to get used to situation
Start at bottom end and work back to house and take photos at every point with witnesses preferably
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Re: Re-establishing Boundary line!

Postby arborlad » Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:43 pm

despair wrote:Then truly your best bet is just do it panel by panel that way the neighbour has time to get used to situation
Start at bottom end and work back to house and take photos at every point with witnesses preferably




You and Eliza have truly got some wierd notions 'tween the pair of you :roll:
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Re: Re-establishing Boundary line!

Postby timbuktoo&backagain » Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:01 pm

Tbh, I think he'll kick off even more if we do it panel by panel, I think he just doesn't want any sort of fence - I now think it's just as likely that he'll be difficult whatever we try to put in from now on as we didn't agree to what he wanted straight away.

Atm we're thinking of re-establishing the boundary line with the boundary surveyor, and re-planting the hedge ready for sale. We're hoping he'll at least be happy with that as he's never wanted to get rid of the hedge, regardless of the state it's in - I guess we'll find out when we speak to him, though it might depend how passive aggressive he wants to be... We've honestly had enough and have been wanting to move for a while. Perhaps we needed this to give us the push - every cloud and all that :)

Thanks for all your advice, it's much appreciated.
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Re: Re-establishing Boundary line!

Postby MacadamB53 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:09 pm

Hi timbuktoo&backagain,

can we just recap how it's been decided this is a shared boundary feature...

Kind regards, Mac
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Re: Re-establishing Boundary line!

Postby timbuktoo&backagain » Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:27 pm

hi MacadamB53,

The boundary surveyor mentioned it was likely as the roots are on the boundary line.
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Re: Re-establishing Boundary line!

Postby despair » Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:41 pm

I agree it's better not to waste money on fencing only to have the neighbour kick off or damage it
Better to find some way to strengthen the hedge and sell up
Difficult neighbours are a right royal pain in the butt
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Re: Re-establishing Boundary line!

Postby Roblewis » Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:47 pm

Unless you can be absolutely certain that there are no nesting birds in this hedge you are stymied to do much before mid August. You could start a slow process of cutting back hard to just your side of the rootline, but check each section carefully for any nesting activity. Once cut back to the rootline simply erect a fence just inside the boundary fully on your land. Gift him the remaining hedge.
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Re: Re-establishing Boundary line!

Postby timbuktoo&backagain » Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:09 pm

Thanks Despair, yes,, that's how we now see it.

Roblewis - don't worry - we absolutely love birds and have been very careful to check and double check what is left of the hedge - it's collapsed and is very thin so the birds have wisely chosen to nest elsewhere in all of the mature trees and shrubs at the end of the garden and in the other neighbouring garden - the ones that did try to nest had all their young taken by cats and Magpies so they promptly moved.

We're going to talk to the neighbour about strengthening/re-growing the hedge which is by far the cheapest option - then invest the money we've saved in getting the house sale ready - who knows, he might even end up missing us when we're gone - depending on the new people's behaviour - at least a standard garden fence wouldn't normally be anti-social in the middle of the night :lol:

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