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Boundary Fence Dispute



  • KT53KT53 Posts: 7,717
    Fairygirl said:
    That's pretty horrific @KT53, but it doesn't really surprise me. Some people are just like that aren't they? 
    I'm wondering if I should now take my fence down at the front - it's a similar situation, although not a joint path.
    My neighbour is very different though, but the house is up for sale so who know what might happen...
    If the current fence is within your boundary, it might be worth putting something along the actual boundary line, even if it's just a simple post and wire jobbie.
  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,026
    We have just had fences put up at the bottom of our property. One side is easy, it is on the private (mutually owned and maintained) drive. The other people were happy to have the Leylandii hedge removed. On the other side of the drive we had the fence erected on the inside of the line of the tree trunks. It may have given the neighbour some of our land, but we don't want to use it. However, it may be a problem in future, if he moves or we move. As said though, working out the exact boundary of properties is almost impossible from the LR maps.
    Our next fence job is to replace the conifer hedge at the top of the property. This is a 'shared' hedge so liaising with that neighbour is critical.
    Hope the OP manages to resolve the problem. Falling out with neighbours makes life less pleasant.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,143
    Thanks for your concern @KT53, but I probably didn't make it clear that the path in question is all mine, and not a shared one, so it differs a little bit from your situation.
    Looking from the front door, I have :- fence on the left, then the path, then the little border adjoining it. The little border is part of the neighbour's front garden, the path is mine. I wouldn't really be able to put anything there unless it was fixed to the path, which would look a bit daft. The front gardens are the open plant type, generally.

    Ideally, I'd have had the fence on the right of the path, so that my front garden and path were contained, but it was the next best solution. I wouldn't have had a fence there at all if it wasn't for the endless parade of feral children running along the footpath and across my garden when I moved in.  :/
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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