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Ugly fence help

hi! So this fence is between me (landowner) and next door (private renters). It is 4ft high

The bottom of the fence is attached to their house, the pebbledashed one. The bottom section goes fence post fence post like standard, but then they've carried on and just gone fence fence and dug up my ground and put their posts in, but in addition to that, the posts/supports look a complete hack job! 

I guess because they can only see the neat panels their side, that they don't really care? Also on the very back section, there's a random piece of wood overhanging by a fair bit as well

Now, if i wasn't going to put anything up then i wouldn't mind, but two days ago i placed a wickes order for 6ft panels and concrete posts, and i now can't put those on my side without coming away from the boundary further and losing even more space, the garden is only 4m wide as it was

Can ask them to move it or does anyone have any ideas on how to make it less ugly and I'll just cancel my fence order? I don't really spend alot of time outside but that is just incredibly ugly and i don't really know what to do about it is all! 


  • twopenny
    twopenny Posts: 5,549 Forumite
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    First who's fence is it to maintain? This should show on the deeds. Usually on the left from the front is yours but not guaranteed.
    The fence is put up wrongly, the posts should not be behind the panels and they're cheap panels so it won't last the year out by the look of it. Also if you come to sell the boundary is going to be a problem for buyers.
    Here's a previous thread on more or less the same fact
    My neighbours did this with cheap panels before I moved in. They fell fortunately but I put up good quality ones, proper post caps and it was definitely worth it. Almost a shame for me to grow plants in front.
    If you want to just cover the whole thing up then paint the fence and breeze blocks, put fancy cheapish trellis attached to the panels and chippings over the concrete floor. A few drought loving pot plants and your looking better

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  • Grenage
    Grenage Posts: 2,899 Forumite
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    That's one of the worst fencing attempts I've ever seen.
    I assume that much of that is on your side of the boundary?  If so, you'll want to inform the landlord that it needs removing; if you're happy to put your own fence up then you can probably sweeten that pot by saying you're happy to replace the fence properly.
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