Lychee wrote: »
There's no reason for you to contribute other than having some control over the fence or it needs replacing anyway and you could pay half towards the cost of a 'normal' fence. Your neighbour should be considering as well their relationship with you.
The fence in my garden fell down 4 months ago. 5 years ago, my neighbour said to me it's his fence (which he put up himself), and I therefore agreed to pay for the fence on the other side that had fallen down as I accepted at least one side would be mine! 5 years later, this fence (that is his!) falls down, said neighbour gives the wood away (for burning) and then tells me that after speaking to several people he believes he is not actually responsible for that fence and is expecting me to replace it - fully knowing that I had paid for the other side of my garden 5 years ago. He clearly isn't bothered about having a good relationship with me. I politely said no, I've paid for the other side based on him claiming it was his fence, and so there is now a big hole between the two gardens. Unfortunately his children are now often out playing in the garden with their friends and they all happily trespass into my garden. My deeds do not specify who is responsible
Yes it's good to get on with your neighbours, but how annoying is it that your neighbour isn't bothered and you're the one having to be 'flexible'
When a new wooden fence is put up, how long would you expect it to last before it'd need replacing?
alfacat wrote: »
A shared fence would be very unusual, but in my capacity as a commercial surveyor (residential can be quite different!) and so far as my memory serves from uni, the fence on the boundary to the left of your property (looking at it from the front) is the one you are responsible for.
stig.of.the.dump wrote: »
Hi will put my two pennyworth on this thread quite a few years ago i decided that i would like to put a new fence up on the right hand side of my garden which was classed as my neighbours fence and asked if they would be prepared to contribute.
To which they said no they would not contribute.
Because I wanted the fence I went ahead and put it up bearing all the expence myself.
Within a couple of weeks the son in law took the old fence down which i had left in place,therefore gaining the extra inches for themselves.And a brand new fence.
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