Fences

Fences

Postby ann scanes » Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:59 pm

We have just erected a new garden fence but neighbour has insisted that is against the law not to put the "good side" facing him. Really?
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Re: Fences

Postby mr sheen » Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:05 pm

Nonesense.
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Re: Fences

Postby MacadamB53 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:12 pm

Hi ann scanes,

no wonder our prisons are overcrowded :D

joking aside, it might not be against the law but it is certainly a bad idea to not have the "good side" facing away from your land (that just an opinion, though).

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Re: Fences

Postby despair » Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:40 pm

what kind of fence is it ?

panels or feather edge
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Re: Fences

Postby stufe35 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:16 pm

I agree with others that so long as your fence is entirely situated on your side of the boundary line you can erect it anyway around and to any design you wish (within height limits specified by planning laws of course)

Mac...would you for the benefit of all expand on your reasons for considering it to be a bad idea. Thanks stu
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Re: Fences

Postby ann scanes » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:23 pm

It's panels and both sides are the same! Some people need to get a life
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Re: Fences

Postby stufe35 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:35 pm

Oh no ! Does that mean he thinks both sides of your fence are bad !

tell him your very sorry he thinks he's got the bad side but unfortunately Its as good as it gets !
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Re: Fences

Postby ann scanes » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:59 pm

How true 'cos not going to change them even if it means a stint in prison!!!
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Re: Fences

Postby Morph » Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:30 pm

there is the tradition of giving the best side to the neighbour - it may keep good relations . I thought it was done to indicate whose fence it was, and mitigate if you need to go on the neoghbours side for maintenance etc. But I understand this is not adopted so much nowadays and it's not a legal obligation. I had the same issue years ago but we already had the best side and just explained we were maintaining the status quo. Did you have the good side before?
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Re: Fences

Postby ann scanes » Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:52 pm

There was just an old post and wire fence before so one would have thought he would have been happy with a new fence even if it wasn't to his satisfaction but there is no pleasing some people. I just really wanted to know if it was "illegal".
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Re: Fences

Postby jonahinoz » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:07 am

Hi,

MY thoughts ... If the posts are the other side of the panel, who owns the strips (plural) of land in between? But if the panels are the other side of the posts, how do you reach to put the nails in ... assuming the neighbour won't let you?

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Re: Fences

Postby ann scanes » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:03 am

Both the posts and the panels are on our land and the panels are attached to the inside of the posts and not the front or back
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Re: Fences

Postby MacadamB53 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:32 am

Hi ann scanes,

in that case, what on earth is your neighbour on about?!?

unless you've done something you're not telling us, I would imagine the two faces of each panel are so alike as to be considered the same - no "good side" and "bad side" to choose between...

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Re: Fences

Postby ann scanes » Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:31 pm

There's nothing I haven't mentioned!!!! It is what it is.
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Re: Fences

Postby despair » Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:50 pm

on panel fences one side will have the slats overlapping downwards and on other side they will appear to be opposite /upside down maybe thats what the neighbour is on about either way its irrelevant he now has a nice panel fence instead of chain link tell him to get a life and be grateful
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