Fence Issue

Fence Issue

Postby daffodil1 » Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:53 pm

Hi
We moved into our house 25 years ago, its a terraced house and the garden was seperated from the neighbour by a 3ft wire fence and concrete posts that was originally put in when the houses were first built. We decided to put 6ft fence panels up to give us some privacy from the neighbours, we have now brought our house and they have also brought theirs but what we have now found is that they have taken up the wire fence and posts and are using our fence as their own, is this allowed as it doesnt seem right to me.
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Re: Fence Issue

Postby despair » Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:19 pm

you are correct

Its your fence on your ;and

Its your property and they cannot do anything to it from painting it , attaching to it , climbing plants up ot to piling soim against it

they also cant kick /hit balls against it
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Re: Fence Issue

Postby JohnP1950 » Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:22 pm

daffodil1 wrote:...they have taken up the wire fence and posts and are using our fence as their own...

What are they doing to your fence?
As your fence would be on your land, they have no rights over it. Do you have any before and after photos, or any evidence to prove where the true boundary is or to show that you paid for the fence?
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Re: Fence Issue

Postby daffodil1 » Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:00 pm

This is really interesting to hear, when we first moved in they seemed fine but over the years they have turned out to be your worst nightmare. We have no receipts for the fence as it was along time ago when we put it up but i have found some photos showing that it was us that put it up. They have put soil against it as a backdrop for their pond, they have built a massive shed that is a couple of inches from the fence panels so if and when we need to renew sections of it it will probably be very awkward doing this because the shed is so close. There is also a poly greenhouse leaning against the fence aswell. We have also had them throwing stones at it. In the front garden we also put a small 3ft fence up to seperate the gardens nicely and he has done exactly the same thing. We have a hedge in front of the that 3ft fence and he has placed window frames which sit on top of it. Does he need to put his own fence up instead of using ours?
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Re: Fence Issue

Postby arborlad » Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:06 pm

daffodil1 wrote:Hi
We moved into our house 25 years ago, its a terraced house and the garden was seperated from the neighbour by a 3ft wire fence and concrete posts that was originally put in when the houses were first built. We decided to put 6ft fence panels up to give us some privacy from the neighbours, we have now brought our house and they have also brought theirs but what we have now found is that they have taken up the wire fence and posts and are using our fence as their own, is this allowed as it doesnt seem right to me.



Who owned the original fence?........... never a good idea to duplicate fences.
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Re: Fence Issue

Postby daffodil1 » Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:23 pm

They used to be council houses so the wire fence thus being owned by the council also?
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Re: Fence Issue

Postby MacadamB53 » Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:15 pm

Hi daffodil1,

on whose land did the original fence stand?
when did your panel fence go up?

as for their various actions:

soil - how long in situ?
shed - nothing wrong
poly - is it touching?
stones - how often? and how many? when did happen last? and any damage?
windows - please explain this a bit more

All my non-expert, unqualified understanding

Kind regards, Mac
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Re: Fence Issue

Postby daffodil1 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:36 pm

Hi Mac
There are 4 terraced houses we are on the end but as you can imagine each one was devided by a wire fence as they used to be council owned. We put our fence up 20 years ago and it was set in a good 6-7 inches so its well on our boundary. He built his pond with soil behind it which is against our fence and it was then that i realised that he has removed the wire fence and is using ours as a support, so he is actually over our boundary line as well. The poly greenhouse is touching our panels also and the stone throwing varies as this happens if your outside doing a spot of gardening which makes their dogs bark, they yap at anything and when they yap a stone gets thrown at our fence. We do have to replace some panels as they are broken at the bottom. As for the front we put a 3ft fence up and planted a hedge in front of it which is now about 7ft high, again hes put another shed out the front which is against our fence and between his shed and our hedge he has placed long bits of wood along with a large old window frame and these are balanced on top of our 3ft fence between the the two, if that makes sense. Again it just doesnt seem right.
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Re: Fence Issue

Postby MacadamB53 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:24 pm

Hi daffodil,

thanks for the info.

soil - how long in situ?
stones - who throws them?
windows - how long in situ?

when did you become owner?

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