Boundary fence

Re: Boundary fence

Postby arborlad » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:45 am

Volumiza wrote:Hi Mac,

What if the fence is not on the drive or the farmland?

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The fence will be owned by one or the other - there are no exceptions, no other possibilities.
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Re: Boundary fence

Postby Volumiza » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:51 am

I think what I'm inclined to do is just build another fence very tightly up to the original and fence off my own land. I don't want more expensive litigation or stress. This seems the path of least resistance to achieve what I want. I may technically lose 4 inches of land but what's 4 inches between warring neighbours? :)

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Re: Boundary fence

Postby MacadamB53 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:08 pm

Volumiza wrote:I think what I'm inclined to do is just build another fence very tightly up to the original and fence off my own land. I don't want more expensive litigation or stress. This seems the path of least resistance to achieve what I want. I may technically lose 4 inches of land but what's 4 inches between warring neighbours? :)

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how would this be possible without ceding land that is burdened by a RoW enjoyed by others?
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Re: Boundary fence

Postby Volumiza » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:32 pm

Hi Mac,

It would only stretch along the section spanning the drive at the top boundary (see picture). I would fence a small boundary marker at each end to fully denote what is 'mine'. Otherwise there will be constant encroachment as there has been historically by our NFH when the property was in previous ownership. I'm not at all inclined to anyway but I'm savvy enough about rights of way now to know I cannot block or impede anyone's rights / access.

I just want to own the perimeter features within my own boundaries and I want my boundaries to be crystal clear. Good fences = good neighbours, isn't that the saying? I don't want our neighbours thinking they have a right to hang things off a fence, notices or anything else on what is our land just because they put the fence up over it. These people spread like moss and have behaved aggressively ever since we claimed our land back and stopped the subsequent right of way claim.

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Re: Boundary fence

Postby MacadamB53 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:52 pm

Hi Volumiza,

you own a strip of land over which other properties own a RoW.

the far end of this strip shares a boundary with a field.

the owner of the field erected a fence to mark the boundary - this stood on his land.

your neighbour recently replaced this fence without asking the field owner, but the field owner just shrugged and accepted it (got himself a new fence for free).

all the land on your side of this fence - your strip - should not have any fences erected on it because this would reduce the space available for the RoW meaning you could be found to be causing a substantial interference...

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Re: Boundary fence

Postby arborlad » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:07 pm

Volumiza wrote:hi Aborlad,

The short answer is no - the fence either belongs to A, or more likely the field owner.


Field owner.

I'm assuming the sketch is a very simplified version of the layout of the properties for the purpose of this thread, but I'm struggling to understand how you as D, can have a boundary dispute with B, when your lands don't adjoin


Very simplified example with a slight jiggling of letters and right and left sides. Dream house turned into a nightmare.

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Vol.




You seem in agreement that the contentious fence is erected on the field owners land as opposed the the drive owners land, although there is now speculation that it is encroaching and restricting the drive.

It's never a good idea to duplicate boundary features - regardless of circumstances.

You should only share on an open forum that which you are comfortable in sharing, with due regard to any current or future litigation..............that said, if we can see something that accurately reflects the current situation, I think this would be helpful.

Have you actually bought the drive, or were you talking hypothetically?
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Re: Boundary fence

Postby arborlad » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:33 pm

Volumiza wrote:Hi again,

I now own the house and the drive. All neighbours have a right of way over the drive to access their gardens, no problem. Our problem neighbours erected a fence across the whole top of the drive and are now hanging signs from it and have also painted a thick black grease over the part that spans my drive. They think that because they bought the fence they now have rights over my boundary so keep putting signs up on my land saying the fence belongs to them. Is painting the grease criminal damage? It is not on their land at all.

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