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problem with who's got to fix the fence

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8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
we live in the middle of 3 houses and the fence to our left keeps blowing over, the post is well and truely busted as is the wooden fence itself. Im not sure who is responsible for replacing it, us or the people next door
I always thought if you lived in a terrace then you were responsible for the fence to the right side... might be wrong
any ideas?
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8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
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#1
The fence would belong to whoever put it there...
#2
Thought it was left.
1 Like #3
It will be marked on your deeds by a T symbol if you are responsible for that boundary.
1 Like #4
If the fence was erected by the builders, then the responsibilities will be outlined in the deeds of your property. It varies from estates to estates.
1 Like #5
fence on the left belongs to you..but it really dont matter as if they dont wanna fix it then they dont have to!!!
1 Like #6
Isn't it an indication by (strangely) if the reverse of the fence faces your garden it is your fence and if you have the 'good' front side of the fence facing your garden it is your neighbours?
#7
suze
Isn't it an indication by (strangely) if the reverse of the fence faces your garden it is your fence and if you have the 'good' front side of the fence facing your garden it is your neighbours?


Not if you don't like your neighbours:-D
1 Like #8
The fence showing the good side is not yours, the one showing the backside of the panneling or posts etc is yours. That is the law. Hope you get it sorted.
#9
bullterrier
The fence showing the good side is not yours, the one showing the backside of the panneling or posts etc is yours. That is the law. Hope you get it sorted.


If I pay to put up a fence - I own it - that's the law...
#10
bullterrier
The fence showing the good side is not yours, the one showing the backside of the panneling or posts etc is yours. That is the law. Hope you get it sorted.


That's a load of rubbish!! I have the backside of the pannelling all the way round my garden!!
#11
cheerleader
That's a load of rubbish!! I have the backside of the pannelling all the way round my garden!!


Oh dear! What have I started mentioning the front and backs of fences!!


Doesn't mean its rubbish, just your fencing has not been erected with this in mind!
#12
This site might be helpful???
1 Like #13
Not sure about the legality but as discussions have gone to the good or bad side of the fence , if you pay for it you put it any side you wish. Also laws regarding them painting your fence from the other side , this may help with a few questions http://www.boundary-problems.co.uk/mainneighbours.htm#fence . Hope it is of some use .:thumbsup:
#14
We had a similar situation, the fence to our left (looking up the garden from the house) was knacked and my next door neighbour complained to me about it. So I told them it as theirs and they fixed it. Later on I fell through the right hand fence and replaced it.

Mind, I do have a copy of my property search and deeds that state I own the right hand fence and am partially responsible for keeping the rear accessway clear of rubbish etc.

Maybe this left/right thing is a regional thing?
#15
i had this problem and as you face the back of your house(looking at the backdoor) your fence is on the right
#16
A quick common sense solution. Go into your back garden and see who's property the fence is erected on as they're the legal owner ;-)
#17
vinylandtrinkets
if i could i would, but theres no way of telling, nothing on the deeds to say where the gardens start or end:?
if i look at the posts they are in between the houses so i dunno


Hmm that is a bit of a problem. How about contacting your LABC and ask them what the local planning rules state? They may be a able to advise you better than anybody on here.
#18
Shengis


Maybe this left/right thing is a regional thing?


No, it's a common misconception.

Unless it is stated on the deeds, it's a free-for-all.
#19
phone up your local council offices and ask for the land regestery dept. Tell them your postcode and housenumber and he will look through your deeds for you. Done it about a week ago.

turned out it was mine!:x
#20
Share the cost - it's the neighbourly thing to do.
#21
bullterrier
The fence showing the good side is not yours, the one showing the backside of the panneling or posts etc is yours. That is the law. Hope you get it sorted.


buy double sided you cheapskates
#22
Check your deeds.
banned#23
chasebargains;8465011
Check your deeds.

EPIC FAIL! The thread is over 2 years old man! :whistling:
#24
Law or no law - The normal way of dealing with a fence between two houses is.

Knock Knock

Hello, the fence between our houses is £100 - Mind to share the cost as I cant afford the whole lot.

Sure

Thx
banned#25
I would think it would be extremely uncommon that resposibility for the boundary fencing isn't stipulated in the deeds. Maybe its something that's not listed in poorer areas?

Certainly for us, to the left is our neighbours resposibility, to our right is ours and at the bottom, is our neighbours to the rear of the house.

Fortunately, our neighbours are all spendid people (apart from the trees to our right!), but if they weren't and it annoyed me, I'd simply repair it myself and get on with worrying about more important things. A £12 fence panel isn't worth potentially becoming a fued!

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