Who is responsible for fence upkeep?

Who is responsible for fence upkeep?

The owner of the fence is usually responsible for maintaining the fence. However, this is not always the case. The owner may wish to have the side without the posts – the best side – facing their garden and erect the fence and the posts entirely within their own garden.

What side of the fence are homeowners responsible for?

Also, there’s no set rule about whether you own the fence on the right or on the left-hand side of your house. You may be able to get this information from the conveyance deed, where there could be an already established boundary agreement regarding which fence side you are responsible for.

Who is responsible for the fence on the property?

The responsibility for establishing which property owner is responsible for which fence is up to the discretion of the original landlord who’s divided his large property into smaller land plots.

Can a neighbour make you pay for a fence?

Likewise, you cannot make your neighbour pay towards the fence if you want to replace it. What you can do is pay and erect the fence yourself, on your side of the boundary and maintain it at your own cost. I bought a new semi detached property in December 2008 and moved into the house in June 2009.

Is the left hand side of the fence my responsibility?

Many simply believe the left hand side of the fence is their responsibility – but there is no general rule, left or right. The fence could be solely your own responsibility or even shared. If that is the case, you may have to take the moral high ground and repair the damage yourself.

What does it mean to have a party fence?

Many people refer to title deeds where it may state within those deeds that the fences along the boundaries are ‘party fences’. What this means in most cases is that there is shared responsibility for its maintenance. It does not mean that that the fence is in any way connected with the Party Wall Act 1996.

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