Another fence issue

arborlad
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Re: Another fence issue

Post by arborlad » Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:06 am

Eldwicker wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:22 pm

We are due to have some landscaping work done in the garden and might suggest righting the wrong at the same time. See how that goes,

Thanks

Eldwicker


If this work is imminent, ask your contractor for a separate quote for correcting the fence, you can then go to the neighbour and discuss it again, better informed. Who did the work, is the rest of it to a reasonable standard?........no reputable fencer will move a fence line just because of an obstruction. Have you looked over the other side of the fence to see what's there?
arborlad

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Eldwicker
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Re: Another fence issue

Post by Eldwicker » Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:13 pm

span wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:02 am
Hire the same fencer to correct it when you're getting the garden done. Maybe he'll make another mistake in your favour this time and you'll get to shrug your shoulders...
haha, good idea!

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Re: Another fence issue

Post by Eldwicker » Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:15 pm

arborlad wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:06 am
Eldwicker wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:22 pm

We are due to have some landscaping work done in the garden and might suggest righting the wrong at the same time. See how that goes,

Thanks

Eldwicker


If this work is imminent, ask your contractor for a separate quote for correcting the fence, you can then go to the neighbour and discuss it again, better informed. Who did the work, is the rest of it to a reasonable standard?........no reputable fencer will move a fence line just because of an obstruction. Have you looked over the other side of the fence to see what's there?
true, we should be able to at least split the costs. the rest of the work is to a reasonable standard. the point where the panel comes across - there is no physical constraint, but there is a logic to widening their garden a little at this point.

cheers

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Re: Another fence issue

Post by arborlad » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:01 am

Eldwicker wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:15 pm
- there is no physical constraint, but there is a logic to widening their garden a little at this point.

cheers



Sadly, this does put the neighbours version of events into a different perspective and it doesn't seem as thought the builders were acting on their own volition. I wouldn't change my advice to keep talking but you should take notes of any conversations you have with the neighbour, plus any previous ones as you remember them.
arborlad

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