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    • LJC12345
    • By LJC12345 11th Mar 17, 8:54 AM
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    Garden boundary wall/fence question
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    • 11th Mar 17, 8:54 AM
    Garden boundary wall/fence question 11th Mar 17 at 8:54 AM
    Hello everyone, the left hand side of the garden is my fence - part of this was my neighbour's wall from their garage. They have now knocked down their garage and intend replacing it with a cheap fence panel. We would rather there was a wall built again and not a cheap fence panel which does not match ours.

    Is there any rule that says they must replace like for like? Or do we have to do the replacement at our cost in order to have a wall again or matching fence??

    Any advice would be much appreciated, thank you!
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    • glasgowdan
    • By glasgowdan 11th Mar 17, 9:09 AM
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    They can do away with their wall if they like. Either of you can build any form of barrier on your own side of the boundary. If a barrier is going up ON the boundary you're best agreeing on it, but if they're the ones paying they really do have the biggest say in it.

    I can't imagine a panel fence is any uglier than a garage wall though. Why not just bite your lip until they've finished and get used to it?
    • LJC12345
    • By LJC12345 11th Mar 17, 9:17 AM
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    My thoughts too Dan, thank you - though the wall was better to keep out noise than a fence panel and was nice with a trellis and plant growing up it. :-)
    • stator
    • By stator 11th Mar 17, 10:51 AM
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    If the garage wall was built on the boundary it might belong to you both (depending on what's written in your deeds), but since it's been knocked down there's no point crying over spilt milk. You can't force them to build it back again
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    • LJC12345
    • By LJC12345 11th Mar 17, 10:57 AM
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    • 11th Mar 17, 10:57 AM
    Nothing is written in the deeds about it unfortunately. No crying involved just wondering, thank you ��
    • rach_k
    • By rach_k 11th Mar 17, 11:09 AM
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    • 11th Mar 17, 11:09 AM
    Have you asked the neighbours if they'd like to split the cost of the new fence? You could top up the budget so that it matches the rest, which would presumably be in both your interests.
    • LJC12345
    • By LJC12345 11th Mar 17, 11:17 AM
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    • 11th Mar 17, 11:17 AM
    Yes, great minds think alike, we offered to go halves on another wall but they have been non committal as I think they think a fence panel is cheaper for them. I think we'll just wait to see what happens but wondered what our rights were, if any!! Thank you ��
    • Alex.T
    • By Alex.T 11th Mar 17, 11:57 AM
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    • 11th Mar 17, 11:57 AM
    You're not my neighbour are you?!

    We took down an old asbestos roofed 1930's pre-fab garage and found that the wall bordering our neighbours was actually the divide. So we had to rather sharpish get some sort of fence built to keep dogs contained etc.

    We get on really well with our neighbours and kept them informed of what and when things would happen. Just had a nice feather edge, closed board fence installed, which looks great - much better than the manky old overgrown garage that was there!

    Also, strangely, our deeds have no mention of fencing responsibilities, whereas our neighbours states they must maintain a chainlink fence (of a certain height) but does not state which side of the property.
    • FreeBear
    • By FreeBear 11th Mar 17, 8:17 PM
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    Just had a nice feather edge, closed board fence installed, which looks great
    Originally posted by Alex.T
    Hopefully with concrete posts rather than wooden ones.... Neighbour has replaced the fence after about ten years because (in part) the old wooden posts were rotting away. The replacement concrete posts are much sturdier and should outlast both of us.
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