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thoughts needed please re neighbour boundary fence problem and brushwood fencing!

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hi all, having moved in to our new pad just a couple of months back it became immediately apparent that our back garden and rear of house is significantly overlooked by a bungalow just over the back.… Read More
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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
hi all,
having moved in to our new pad just a couple of months back it became immediately apparent that our back garden and rear of house is significantly overlooked by a bungalow just over the back. this is partly due to there being a fence of just 5 1/2 foot at the back, and also because a tree that had been there (and owned by the bungalow residents) when the house had been on the market had been removed by the time we got there.
anyway, long and short of it is, the fence down end of garden is tatty, coupled with lack of privacy and potential security issue, so i knocked on the bungalow owners door and asked them, as i was erecting 6ft brushwood fencing, if they'd mind. at that point they said no problem at all so on i went. i put the fencing up with staples and it promptly blew down, thus my husband drilled some tiny holes and fed some cable ties through and it stayed put. low and behold, within hours the neighbour is round demanding we take it down as it'll blow the fence down! bit of a u-turn.
so peeved with the attitude, i took it down which is where it sat for 6 weeks in the garden before we came up with another solution to keeping it fixed using the fence posts and not going at all onto his side of the fence (which was where i thought the original problem lay). well this evening he's come around again and gone beserk at my husband demanding that we take it down or he'll pull it down!
he says the fence is his on his deeds, but when we purchased, the deeds said the fence was ours to maintain!
just wondered what people think - i mean, it's brushwood fencing for goodness sake and he has suggested that we erect a 6ft fence behind 'his' fence and put the brushwood on to that it doesn't even seem to be the appearance that is an issue!
thanks if you've managed to get this far reading the epic that is my issue this evening! any constructive thoughts would be welcomed to resolve this or at least feel that we're not being unreasonable here! :)
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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
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#1
demanding that we take it down or he'll pull it down!


let him do it and inform the police next day
#2
im not reading that without cliffs
#3
thanks for that kungfu - you'd think the guy was a bit of a yob but actually he's in his 80's but just completely unpleasant and rude now after coming across initially as rather sweet!!
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oB765o;5770360
thanks for that kungfu - you'd think the guy was a bit of a yob but actually he's in his 80's but just completely unpleasant and rude now after coming across initially as rather sweet!!


Just bide your time.........he probably hasn't got long left........then nick his garden. :-D
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As far as I am aware, the need to maintain the fence will be a covenant, ermmmmm a positive one (as it results in some costs). I THINK convenants are things required to be done on your own land...so I believe you are right in thinking its your fence, however the boundaries will be shown on the deeds.
The only think I can think of is a planning permission type thing, If they say they were happy with the short fence but not the higher one they might have a right to enforce guidelines as to the fence maybe?????
All in all Im not completely sure, would suggest you have a good look at the deeds, and if you are sure and they persist with the threats take them to court.
I dont see why they would be so nasty if you erected a suitable fence (that doesnt fall down)?
#6
When it comes to privacy, you can never be too safe. I say do as you wish with the fence, should he cause trouble, damage it, involve the police.

Just be honest, the fence is very small, there's complete visibilty of your garden and you believe you deserve privacy and security, if you have children at all, you can be certain it'll be ok. Any person or police officer who puts the wants and needs of an elderly man over that of a family caring for themselves and their children is ridiculous and in the wrong line of work.

I wish you the best of luck =).
#7
easypeel
Any person or police officer who puts the wants and needs of an elderly man over that of a family caring for themselves and their children is ridiculous and in the wrong line of work.

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#8
thanks for all of this positive feedback which i really do appreciate. we really did think before even getting the fencing that we didn't want to block light, etc etc all the usual stuff that would cause a neighbour dispute, and the bloke still goes beserk.
i am coming round to the way of thinking that suggests that some people just need something to moan about and he's now found a good cause!
we just want to get on with people at the end of the day, but some people are probably just not worth the energy :(
#9
Dunno, I got carried away.. lol. Made sense at the time of typing.
#10
i know what you mean! me thinks you meant nosy elderly man or something like that as opposed to writing every elderly man off the police radar in favour of families with kids!! lol! :)
#11
I personally would get concrete posts erected on your side of the fence and put 6ft interwoven fencing up completely away from the original fencing. Yes it will cost money, but do you really need the agro for possibly years from an idiot at the end of your garden?

I've been in a similar situation to you a number of years ago and getting annoyed with him will get you nowhere. That kind of idiot will possible take it further to the local council and possibly to a solicitor, which could then cost you more in the long run.
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stefor;5770725
I personally would get concrete posts erected on your side of the fence and put 6ft interwoven fencing up completely away from the original fencing. Yes it will cost money, but do you really need the agro for possibly years from an idiot at the end of your garden?

I've been in a similar situation to you a number of years ago and getting annoyed with him will get you nowhere. That kind of idiot will possible take it further to the local council and possibly to a solicitor, which could then cost you more in the long run.

Good Advice :thumbsup: shouldnt cost that much to do :thumbsup:
#13
stefor
I personally would get concrete posts erected on your side of the fence and put 6ft interwoven fencing up completely away from the original fencing. Yes it will cost money, but do you really need the agro for possibly years from an idiot at the end of your garden?

I've been in a similar situation to you a number of years ago and getting annoyed with him will get you nowhere. That kind of idiot will possible take it further to the local council and possibly to a solicitor, which could then cost you more in the long run.


first of all - thanks for this stefor.

must admit this evening i have been considering the longer term impact. i think i will suck it and see what happens over the next couple of days. if it turns even nastier, i'll be going online and ordering me some decent fencing, as - like you say - we've every intention of staying here for a long long time to come all being well, so don't want aggro from captain mannering making life unpleasant :thumbsup:
#14
Off your topic this but I think I have a relative of your neighbour whose garden backs on to the back of mine. I have a fence 2 metres inside my boundary and 6 ft tall. I have 2 dogs. Occasionally one of my dogs jumps and looks over the fence (remember he is 2 meters insde my property). He doesn't bark, growl etc. he just jumps and looks over my fence. Whever I see him do this I tell him off and shout him in as I do understand that it could be a bit of a surprise.
This man has told me that he will report me to the council for having my dog out of control! I mean, in my own garden and 2 metres inside my boundary!
As for the fence I'd see what he does. There are some very pernickety people in the woprld. Personally, unless something was downright dangerous or extremely annoying I wouoldn't complain to anyone about anything. Guess some people are more narrow minded! Good luck with this.
#15
thanks for your feedback susannah. your neighbour sounds awful!
we are exactly the same re letting people just be - especially in the privacy of their own homes (or back yards in this case)!! life can be complicated enough without adding something else to the mix!
good luck with your situation also. :)
#16
oB765o
thanks for your feedback susannah. your neighbour sounds awful!
we are exactly the same re letting people just be - especially in the privacy of their own homes (or back yards in this case)!! life can be complicated enough without adding something else to the mix!
good luck with your situation also. :)


xx
#17
oB765o
thanks for that kungfu - you'd think the guy was a bit of a yob but actually he's in his 80's but just completely unpleasant and rude now after coming across initially as rather sweet!!


The last two places we've lived in, we've had problems with and had to call the police to elderly neighbours (both in their 60s), agro is not limited to the youth!

I would have a chat with Citizens Advice or a solicitor to find out where you stand with regards to the deeds in your house, best of luck.
#18
stefor;5770725
I personally would get concrete posts erected on your side of the fence and put 6ft interwoven fencing up completely away from the original fencing. Yes it will cost money, but do you really need the agro for possibly years from an idiot at the end of your garden?

I've been in a similar situation to you a number of years ago and getting annoyed with him will get you nowhere. That kind of idiot will possible take it further to the local council and possibly to a solicitor, which could then cost you more in the long run.


I had exactly the same problem with my neighbour. In the end we did the same thing. Dud down, set concrete spurs in the ground with concrete gravel boards, then fixed posts to the spurs and used those nice interwoven european fence panels. That sucka ain't ever coming down!

The regs are something lke 1.8m high.

To play devils advocate, the neighbour may not have been happy with the way the stuff you had on top of the fence was fixed to it, rather than just be annoyed about you doing it.
banned#19
if it is his fence then he is responsible for the upkeep. I dont blame him from preventing you putting things on it.

Just build your own 6ft fence as he suggested.

problem solved
#20
Type out a letter stating that upon his signature, you own his house & all rights to his estate.

Fold it carefully so none of this can be seen, only the signature strip.

Now get him round & tell him that in order for the fence boundary to be legally his to do what he likes with it, he must sign some paperwork.

He'll sign & you can take his house & put up whatever size fence you want :)
#21
throw yhe old fence back onto his property and leave it. put up a new fence and be done with it. nuff said

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