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Ok, a fence needs repair next to my home. As i enter out the house , to the right is council house The left is private(mortgage) I have read online one or the other, so can anyone tell me w…
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
Ok, a fence needs repair next to my home.

As i enter out the house , to the right is council house

The left is private(mortgage)

I have read online one or the other, so can anyone tell me which one i am responsible for please.
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
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#1
on the land registry map you'd see little icons [ circle with a line] showing who should fence. But I think, unless it's a health hazard, there is no obligation to fence it,/repair it - a bit of string would do. A person with eg a dog is responsible for keeping it enclosed.
LR maps are around £3 per property last time I got one on line.
#2
The usual way people determined who is responsible for repairs in the past, equates to which side the main support posts are found.
Therefore if the post is within your boundary line then you are held responsible.
However a more conciliatory adaptation usually works in present times, with each household contributing to the cost. Speak with your neighbors, as any damage inflicted by a dangerous fence would lead to liability for damages or injury in our litigious times.
#3
Its "usually" on the right thats yours.
banned#4
Our local planning office told us that we were responsible for the left as you look at the property from the front
#5
good answer from tonyd
another clue that you can get if the existing fence consists of fence panels slotted into concrete posts is that the person who paid for it has the more attractive side of the panel facing his property. i.e. with the bracing strips on his neighbours side. This is not proof of course since both parties may have paid for it and someone has to have the less attractive side.
#6
lottysdad08
Our local planning office told us that we were responsible for the left as you look at the property from the front


lol, looks like councils all have different rules!
#7
To the left as you look at the house. Every time. !!! Well that is how it is where I live!
banned#8
emmaelise;6680977
To the left as you look at the house. Every time. !!! Well that is how it is where I live!

opposite for my house. I maintain the one on the right as I look at my house from the front.
#9
csiman
opposite for my house. I maintain the one on the right as I look at my house from the front.


Same for me:thumbsup:
#10
doberman
good answer from tonyd
another clue that you can get if the existing fence consists of fence panels slotted into concrete posts is that the person who paid for it has the more attractive side of the panel facing his property. i.e. with the bracing strips on his neighbours side. This is not proof of course since both parties may have paid for it and someone has to have the less attractive side.


I used to work for a fencing company, and the attractive side faces out.

As for my house its a bit weird, it was built with 2 others (either side of me) and we are responsible for a third of each others fence.
#11
Does the planning office have to give this infoÉ
#12
manateemike
I used to work for a fencing company, and the attractive side faces out.


it all depends on the boundary line.
if the fence is on your side of the boundary line its yours and you're responsible for its upkeep and you get the pretty side facing in, but if its ON the boundary line then you're only responsible for one side of the garden but then the pretty side faces out
#13
csiman
opposite for my house. I maintain the one on the right as I look at my house from the front.


Oh dear. We really arent helping are we/ Speak to the people with the housing property and ask them to ring the association. they will know!!!
#14
http://www.csuchico.edu/recsports/images/fencing.jpg
#16
i would agree speak to the person who is council and ask them to speak to their landlord. I am HA and my neighbour who is private said on her deeds the fence inbetween was her responsibilty however I had already rang the housing association (have small kids) and they said it was their responsibility and they fixed it.
#17
manateemike;6681080
I used to work for a fencing company, and the attractive side faces out.

As for my house its a bit weird, it was built with 2 others (either side of me) and we are responsible for a third of each others fence.


When you say "out" do you mean towards the non paying side? My ex neighbours had a fence built and all the posts are on my side - in fact the people behind who recently put one up have done the same - so the "attractive side" faces them - which to be honest, is what I would expect :?
banned#18
as already said, it depends where the boudary lines are, if it is an original fence that was the boundary then i believe its the left as you look at house, arm assuming its a council estate therefore it was either placed in by the council (boundary fence posts) or someone has put in since, what sort of fence is it? can you see any concrete posts in front or behind


when i put my fence in it was my sound of the boundary and the attractive side is on my side, but new posts are also my side of the boundary posts (left in) the next door neighbours on other side have done the same, except they only left top and bottom boundary posts
#19
my parents is the right, mine is the left, you should look in your deeds and see
#20
manateemike
I used to work for a fencing company, and the attractive side faces out.

As for my house its a bit weird, it was built with 2 others (either side of me) and we are responsible for a third of each others fence.

Yes, when we got fences instead of conifers our 'fencer' said that the attractive side goes out as the law says that the other side can take action if they don't like the look of it, so on one side we put a fence with attractive side out, on the other we shared with next door and have two attractive sides.
I think it can all get a bit messy if the fence ownership is not on the deeds. The boundaries are as describe in choc's good link but the actual ownership of the fence can be lost in the mists of time. Talk to your neighbour.



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#21
thanks for all the responses, i think i will ask the tennents of the council house to ask the council and go from there.I will also dig out all my property documents and take a look
[mod]#22
Haha. Some of these posts are hilarious.

Write to the Land Registry and enclose a cheque for £3. They will send you a Title Plan of your property and the plan will outline your boundary in red. On your boundary lines there will be markings like a "T". If they face in to your property on that boundary then you are responsible. If there are none, you ought to assume joint responsibility.
#23
chesso
Yes, when we got fences instead of conifers our 'fencer' said that the attractive side goes out as the law says that the other side can take action if they don't like the look of it, so on one side we put a fence with attractive side out, on the other we shared with next door and have two attractive sides.
I think it can all get a bit messy if the fence ownership is not on the deeds. The boundaries are as describe in choc's good link but the actual ownership of the fence can be lost in the mists of time. Talk to your neighbour.



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The law says you can take action if you don't like the look???

Well I put my fence up myself and put the 'attractive' side facing me - because it is my fence so I want the nice side...

I'd love to see someone take me to court over that :w00t:

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