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    • Mark G
    • By Mark G 10th Jun 17, 11:12 PM
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    Fencing and gate
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    • 10th Jun 17, 11:12 PM
    Fencing and gate 10th Jun 17 at 11:12 PM
    I live in a top flat of a 4 in a block of flats owned by a housing association. For years 3 of us have never really got on with the 4th.
    He is now erecting a fence between the gardens, which in my view is not a problem as such.
    the problem is that he is building it with no access directly to the back of the house, ie there is no gate to allow me and my downstairs neighbour access to our windows or gutters etc.
    He is building the fence from the bottom of the garden to the wall on the side of our property

    Does he have to put in a gate by law or not?

    It would be handy to know before I complain to the housing association on monday
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    • zaax
    • By zaax 11th Jun 17, 12:11 AM
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    • 11th Jun 17, 12:11 AM
    Suggest you ask on The House Buying, Renting & Selling Board as they are more knowledgeable about housing than on this consumer board.
    Do you want your money back, and a bit more, search for 'money claim online' - They don't like it up 'em Captain Mainwaring
    • Fosterdog
    • By Fosterdog 11th Jun 17, 9:00 AM
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    • 11th Jun 17, 9:00 AM
    Is the building owned by the HA but you all own your individual flats and the HA owns the freehold or are you all HA tenants, or a mix of owned and tenanted?

    Really the first ones to contact would be the HA who own the building, they will say whether it is allowed or not as they most likely also own the garden.
    Last edited by Fosterdog; 11-06-2017 at 9:24 AM.
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