Fence cut down leading to loss of privacy

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wokkaman
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Fence cut down leading to loss of privacy

Post by wokkaman » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:38 pm

my neighbour has cut down part of his rail and board fence from 1.8mtrs to approx 1mtr & approx 5mtrs in length to give a view of woodland and open space opposite as his garden tapers to a very narrow point (the builders had no room left on the development) however they are now looking into my garden so not sure where I stand with;

a. loss of privacy??
b. as its a new build does it go against any covenants ??

Grateful for input

mugwump
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Re: Fence cut down leading to loss of privacy

Post by mugwump » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:07 pm

A. put up your own fence.
B. No idea. We can't see your deeds. You need to read both yours and your neighbour's to ascertain this.

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Re: Fence cut down leading to loss of privacy

Post by mr sheen » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:34 pm

You describe it as 'HIS' fence....if it is his fence then he can do what he wants to it.
Even if there is a covenant, the fence is now as it is; how would you propose to try to get him to restore it to how it was before? The cost of seeking to enforce a covenant is massive, a fence is a few bits of wood.

If you want a 6ft fence, you have the option to erect one.

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Re: Fence cut down leading to loss of privacy

Post by MacadamB53 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:18 pm

mr sheen wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:34 pm
You describe it as 'HIS' fence....if it is his fence then he can do what he wants to it.
Even if there is a covenant, the fence is now as it is; how would you propose to try to get him to restore it to how it was before? The cost of seeking to enforce a covenant is massive, a fence is a few bits of wood.

If you want a 6ft fence, you have the option to erect one.
...on your own land, of course (just wanted to make that clear).

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