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by nigelrb
Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Fences
Topic: Problem with rear fence
Replies: 16
Views: 2919

Re: Problem with rear fence

Didn't 'Growly' say that he/she hasn't yet established ownership of the fence? Either way though, if the panels are restored to a servicable condition, that's all they need do. They simply mark a boundary. As other contributors have said, it is up to the neighbour to restrain their dog, not up to Gr...
by nigelrb
Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Fences
Topic: Neighbour's tree causing fence to bow
Replies: 22
Views: 5979

Re: Neighbour's tree causing fence to bow

This has developed into a very interesting, and informative, thread. I actually feel for the Original Poster (OP) because for him to approach the belligerent neighbour (whether verbally or in writing) and suggest that he charge him for invading his airspace, would do little to amicably resolve the i...
by nigelrb
Sun Dec 25, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Flats built up to boundary
Replies: 6
Views: 1043

Re: Flats built up to boundary

Roblewis wrote:
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In words adapted from Crocodile Dundee: 'Now THAT'S a hedge!!
by nigelrb
Sun Dec 25, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Fences
Topic: Who's responsible for storm damaged fence.
Replies: 14
Views: 3579

Re: Who's responsible for storm damaged fence.

Sounds like a good result, although a massive reversal from your original post in which you were totally against paying.

Just shows that compromise will often save the day!
by nigelrb
Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: Fences
Topic: Statutory Reference for Post Placement.
Replies: 5
Views: 1617

Re: Statutory Reference for Post Placement.

. . . Therefore the deeds should say whether one side or the other owns the fence, or whether the boundary feature is jointly owned. Precisely, Collaborate. This is why I raised the initial question about a statutory reference. l am aware of obligations of those to whom the 'T' mark applies. My sce...
by nigelrb
Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: Fences
Topic: Fence height taken from where?
Replies: 7
Views: 2614

Re: Fence height taken from where?

Agree. Which might be a problem for you if you're on the 'low side' of rising land. If you're thinking of adding trellis or lattice, that too, is deemed part of the fence.
by nigelrb
Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Fences
Topic: Statutory Reference for Post Placement.
Replies: 5
Views: 1617

Re: Statutory Reference for Post Placement.

Hi Rob. With the greatest respect, therein lies the problem, because, if a builder CHOOSES to place the posts on the WRONG side of the boundary (especially where a boundary is reasonably defined between semis or terraces) then there becomes a problem with responsibility for maintenance. A builder, c...
by nigelrb
Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Fences
Topic: Fence Problems with Neighbour - Help needed please.
Replies: 7
Views: 2115

Re: Fence Problems with Neighbour - Help needed please.

Nigel Thank you for your reply. To be absolutely clear here with your response. You say "you have no obligation to any maintenance and repair, other than of the ORIGINAL post and rail" By that are saying that I am still liable to repair the original post & rail fence that my neighbour damaged by na...
by nigelrb
Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: Fences
Topic: Who's responsible for storm damaged fence.
Replies: 14
Views: 3579

Re: Who's responsible for storm damaged fence.

Aha, the plot thickens. What, if any, action did you take 5 - 7 years ago when the adjacent owner removed YOUR fence? That was the time to be taking remedial action. There is a fine line of responsibility here, and I am sure you will receive varied opinion. I offer mine: As the adjacent owner replac...
by nigelrb
Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Fences
Topic: Fence Problems with Neighbour - Help needed please.
Replies: 7
Views: 2115

Re: Fence Problems with Neighbour - Help needed please.

Hi. Simplified, you had a post and rail fence that was constructed in accordance with an agreement and noted into the 'deed of sale'. If the neighbour has erected anything other than is your obligation under said deed, then MY VIEW is that you have no obligation to any maintenance and repair, other ...
by nigelrb
Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: Fences
Topic: Who's responsible for storm damaged fence.
Replies: 14
Views: 3579

Re: Who's responsible for storm damaged fence.

Hi nigelrb, However, and most importantly. in the absence of a fence, the responsibility reverts to you for any boundary feature. no it doesn't - where did you get that from? Kind regards, Mac Hi Mac I am not sure whether your question is to advance the OPs cause, or to satisfy your own curiosity. ...
by nigelrb
Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: Fences
Topic: Who's responsible for storm damaged fence.
Replies: 14
Views: 3579

Re: Who's responsible for storm damaged fence.

Yes, Blade. If the neighbour has erected a new fence 'wholly' within his property, you have no obligation at all toward the cost of replacing HIS fence. However, and most importantly. in the absence of a fence, the responsibility reverts to you for any boundary feature. You have not indicated whethe...
by nigelrb
Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Fences
Topic: Any advice would be greatly appreciated
Replies: 87
Views: 15758

Re: Any advice would be greatly appreciated

keepingfitgirl wrote:The soliciters letter says

. . . our client being liable for the maintenance of the shared boundary . . .
Belated response, but as the solicitor already acknowledges it's a shared boundary, he hardly has a case for encroachment!
by nigelrb
Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Fences
Topic: Neighbour's tree causing fence to bow
Replies: 22
Views: 5979

Re: Neighbour's tree causing fence to bow

If possible, try to deal direct with the owner, assuming you can source his/her details. Generally, an owner is amenable to maintaining peace with neighbours, and at the same time could prevent his further expense in dealing with the existing fence, if, in fact, you are certain it is his responsibil...
by nigelrb
Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Fences
Topic: Statutory Reference for Post Placement.
Replies: 5
Views: 1617

Statutory Reference for Post Placement.

Hi, haven't been here for a while which is why it is double posted into 'websites'. Is anyone aware of a statutory reference that applies to the placement of fence posts within a particular boundary? We have always insisted that posts be placed WHOLLY within the 'responsible' party's boundary, but i...