JoannaS wrote: »
Hi there, sorry to hear about your problem....
If I were you I would say to him that you contributed last time when it wasn't your responsibility to do so, so you won't be contributing again.
If necessary, show him the deeds and if he won't replace the fence approach your local council for advice as to what you can do!
The other option is you do such a bad job of 'fixing' the fence yourself he's forced to replace it to save himself from looking at the mess!
Good luck and I hope it all works out ok!
JayD wrote: »
First, as far as I am aware, there is no legal requirement for homeowners or tenants to have fencing between their gardens - so I doubt the local council would be the sightest bit interested in offering advice.
Second, if the neighbout is happy to live with a broken fence leaving a gaping hole between the gardens for 6 months, I doubt he will be in the least spurred on to replace a delibverate bodge job on it. He will probably be quite pleased that something has been done that didn't involve time, effort or expense on his part - and you will then be stuck with the atrocity you have created until another bit blows down!
He is either, lazy and tight fisted or extremely busy and very broke - or any combination of these things. Either way, fence mending (in all its senses) is not his forte! In your position I would offer to get someone in to do a good job on the understanding that he will go halves for it. After all - you have to live with the end product too.
CRANDO wrote: »
I have a similar problem to this in that my neighbours garden is overgrown and has damaged the dividing fence. Its my responsiblity on the deeds, but am reluctant to pay the full amount when its their garden that has caused the damage - advice please.
Also, same neighbour has an unkept roof which is leaking and causing damp in one of our bedrooms - she won't fix it - what is your advice on dealing with this?
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