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! :)