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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:32 pm 
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Gonna sort my garden and fence out soon. Currently between mine and my neighbours garden we both have a lot of overgrown bushes and somewhere in between there is wot is left of a fence panel fence that's been destroyed by the bushes. I'm gonna rip all my bushes out and I want to put up a boarded fence instead of fence panels as I've got two young boys who like kicking a football about. As my neighbours garden is soo bushy it would only be possible to board it from my side leaving the rails on his side. Is there any rules on doing that or is it acceptable? Do I need his permission or anything?

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Depends whos fence it is on your deeds. Either way I would recommend talking to him first and let him know your intentions, even follow it up with a letter. As long as it does not exceed the legal height you shouldn't need planning permission.

Also recommended paying a little extra and get some concrete posts, rather than wood, much stronger and longer life span.

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When I had my fence put up (arris rails and feather edge board*) my neighbours let the fence main into their gardens no problem. Do ask first, other thing was there was no choice as there was no fence. :lol:



*I think that's what its called.

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There is no law on it other than if you own the fence the cost of it is your responsibility. It is a courtesy to have the rails on your side but in this situation I would have thought that your neighbour woudl not mind due to it all being shrubbed his side anyway. Best to ask first for his views and also to agree the line of the fence as these things can turn into costly disputes over inches of perceived ground loss.

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Cheers. How will I know from the deeds who's fence it is


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There is a symbol shaped like a tennis racquet and if it is on your side you are responsible for the fence.

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Hi,

dewaltdisney wrote:
There is a symbol shaped like a tennis racquet and if it is on your side you are responsible for the fence.

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Thanks DWD for the information which is new to me; on our deeds (1963) the boundary belonging to us is given as a compass bearing.

I will also be erecting a new fence this year to replace the 80' long x 8' tall conifer hedge I've removed. Neighbours can be a right pain and our neighbour is. Bron and I have lived here for the last 30 years having suffered constant complaints regarding our trees/bushes. First it was the big Scots pine to our bungalow side which was blocking their drain with its roots; their drain and manhole being on our property; this turned out to be a brat bunging foreign bodies down their toilet. It's the wife of the neighbour who is doing all the moaning; she kept complaining our trees and hedges were blocking light into her bedroom and kitchen; I've felled the Scots pine; two 80' tall conifers; a big double trunk elderberry; lowed the privet by her bedroom window and last year removed the big conifer hedge; this is now all wrong because she's furious about it being "too open" now. Is justifiable homicide allowed in the UK. Both her and her husband are forever playing at WW3; both Bron and I have gone out of our way to be good neighbours but enough is enough; when they go on one of their frequent cruises this year the new galvanized chicken wire fence is going up and I'll ask a good neighbour to witness the position and I'll also take lots of pictures. When neighbours are this bad they are best left well alone. They want to get a life instead of trying to mess in our lives. Good luck with your fence.

At our previous house we had another pair of bad neighbours who complained to us about the broken picket fence before we even got the key to the house; we had a new 6' tall paneled fence installed and this didn't go down well at all. As the years passed by and the prevailing wind kept blowing panels out I decided to sort the job once and for all. I was refused permission to go round to treat the fence or to carry out any repairs to the fence. Working from our side whilst they were on holiday I used 4" square treated posts but now for the panels I used 2" square softwood framework nailing 6" x 1" softwood boards to it; knowing I would again be refused permission to treat the fence in future years I drilled clearance holes and used BZP 12mm dia threaded rod with washers and nuts to secure the new panels into position; it was funny to see their face when I next treated the fence at their side; I simply removed the two top threaded rods allowing the panel to hinge on the bottom two threaded rods then I treated the panel whilst the panel was laid horizontally on our property. After suffering 11 years of these neighbours we moved here only to have another pair of bad neighbours. Life can be so much fun. :pukeleft: :pukeleft: :pukeleft:

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I have checked the deeds and cant see anything that looks like a racket


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Ahh, never rely on memory :scratch: The symbol is a 'T' I could have sworn it was a loop on a circle? This is worth a read http://boundary-problems.co.uk/boundary ... ences.html

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Here is the pic from my deeds, the house in yellow is mine and I want to know about the fence between me and my neighbour on the right who isn't shown


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Is the title registered at the Land Registry? The sketch is very basic and not an Ordnance Survey style plan I would have expected. Does your neighbour have a registered title. You can do a simple Land Registry search without paying to see if it is or not without paying to go forward.

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In my street the fence on the right of the back garden is the owners responsibility. My next door neighbour has a 6ft hedge and I offered to put a fence up,take the hedge down and do this for nothing.
Wouldn't let me,fair enough it's no skin off my nose she prefers the hedge,I have to cut my side tho which is a pain.

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