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    • paul1532
    • By paul1532 11th Jul 17, 7:30 PM
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    Boundary Wall - Who owns what?
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    • 11th Jul 17, 7:30 PM
    Boundary Wall - Who owns what? 11th Jul 17 at 7:30 PM
    I have a boundary fence to the front of my house, it is marked as mine by a 'T' which denotes the Western & Southern boundaries are mine, I have seen this clearly marked on my Title Deeds.
    At the end of the boundary, which is defined by the original post and wire fencing, is a brick pier from which my gate and my neighbours gate are hung.The brick peer straddles both sides of the boundary.
    My neighbour says the brick pier is half his but I believe it is mine as it is on my boundary line and clearly marked on the plans.
    I want to replace it with another post on which I want to put a replacement gate.
    My questions are:
    1. Is this my pier?
    2. Can I take it down and replace it?
    3. If I take it down do I need to put another in its place to hang my neighbours gate or is that his responsibility?
    4. Do I need his permission to take his gate off of my pier?

    (You will have guessed that we don't get on any advice gratefully received!)
    Last edited by paul1532; 11-07-2017 at 8:40 PM.
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    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 11th Jul 17, 7:40 PM
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    Who built the peer? It will legally belong to the person who paid for it.
    • paul1532
    • By paul1532 11th Jul 17, 7:45 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 7:45 PM
    I suspect it was built when the house was in 1959, there is nothing other than the title deeds showing that it is on the boundary line, I have maintained it (repointing etc) for the last 20 years.
    • 27cool
    • By 27cool 11th Jul 17, 7:47 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 7:47 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 7:47 PM
    It's not a peer. It's a pier.
    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 11th Jul 17, 7:53 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 7:53 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 7:53 PM
    I suspect it was built when the house was in 1959, there is nothing other than the title deeds showing that it is on the boundary line, I have maintained it (repointing etc) for the last 20 years.
    Originally posted by paul1532
    So you've repointed it say once?
    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 11th Jul 17, 7:54 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 7:54 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 7:54 PM
    Is it specifically over your side of the boundary or half and half? Does it line up with a certain area of the houses?

    Have to admit, it seems a bit strange for it to be entirely yours if your neighbour's gate is hung from it too.
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
    • paul1532
    • By paul1532 11th Jul 17, 8:37 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 8:37 PM
    Yes - once
    • paul1532
    • By paul1532 11th Jul 17, 8:39 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 8:39 PM
    "Is it specifically over your side of the boundary or half and half? Does it line up with a certain area of the houses?"

    It sits half & half
    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 11th Jul 17, 8:43 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 8:43 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 8:43 PM
    "Is it specifically over your side of the boundary or half and half? Does it line up with a certain area of the houses?"

    It sits half & half
    Originally posted by paul1532
    So maybe it's shared, unless you can prove otherwise I wouldn't knock it down without agreement from your neighbour.
    • TheCyclingProgrammer
    • By TheCyclingProgrammer 11th Jul 17, 9:23 PM
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    I agree, in the absence of anything saying otherwise (boundary responsibility in your deeds proves nothing) if it straddles the boundary I would treat it as shared.
    • Aylesbury Duck
    • By Aylesbury Duck 11th Jul 17, 11:47 PM
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    It will be shared if it straddles the boundary. I have experienced this on a property. You will need your neighbour's agreement before taking it down.
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