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Neighbour Wants to build a fence.

Discussion in 'General Chat Forum' started by bouncer, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. bouncer

    bouncer Well-known Member

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    Now that doesn't sound so bad. But hes wanting to build it on the boundry of my garden and the communal back garden.

    No my question is is he allowed to do so as long as Im provided access?
     
  2. blue max

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    I've read that a couple of times and it's a bit sparse with info.

    If he is building a fence on his land, then so long as it meets the usual criteria (6ft I think), he is free to do so.

    I'm sure there is more to it than that though.
     
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    Had a chat with the council. Turns out its not his land so he wont be allowed unless I agree.

    Also turns out his patio and shed are on my my/council land. and not his.
     
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    Ask for rent or tell him to get off your land!
     
  5. bouncer

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    Im keeping it up my sleeve for the next time they want to be ***** about something daft.
     
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    good plan!

    so when is your big sat dish going in blocking the sunlight! ;)
     
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    Don't know whether it is an urban myth, but I thought that after ten years of occupation, it became yours. Like I say, may be hogwash, but something to consider long term.
     
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    My neighbour is the opposite. I have built an extension where my garage was and he wants me to take down the fence which lies between my extension and his driveway. This would give him an extra foot of garden. I was going to but am now weary as during my build I realised his garage was built on my land.
     
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    Thing is its not my land. Its the housing land. Its not part of their deed. As far as I was aware it was thier land. Or so they said, And despite asking for copies of the deeds to see what is theirs for long enough its taken untill now for either party to show.

    The issue is my the ***** now poking about taking pictures of the "mess" which the council have agree'd to come and help sort.

    Hes trying to strong arm them into letting him put up a fence.
     
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    Is the fence yours??
     
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    It's not a myth, unless it's changed recently. It's actually 12 years. The rule is that if the land is unoccupied and you install a shed and maintain the land for 12 years ie cut the grass trim the hedges etc then after 12 years you can claim it. There are still hoops to jump through though. It would not apply in this case unless you don't remind him that it's technically on your property ie ask the council to write to him.
     
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    Yep, it's mine.
     
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    It would be best to leave the fence up if youtake it down now it may come back to bite you in years to come.
     
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    So the local authority has came back and have informed me that where the shed/patio is is the authority land. Not my neighbbours. But becasue they are "maintaining it" they see no issue.

    How do I go about fighting it? Its hard NOT to maintain a patio sitting on a foot of brick and cement.
     

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