What should I do if my neighbour wants to replace my fence?

What should I do if my neighbour wants to replace my fence?

If so, you can find out what they have in mind. In some cases, neighbours have spoken about getting a new fence and even shared the cost of doing so. It’s a good idea to get anything agreed in writing so you have a record of what was done and when. This might be useful if you ever sell your property.

Do you own the fence on your property?

If it is on your property, you own the fence! Knowing this ahead of time will help in the event that your neighbors are difficult to deal with and refuse to work with you. If the existing fence is on the neighbor’s property, you can not remove it without their approval.

Why do my neighbors feel like they own my fence?

In many situations, a neighbor will feel a sense of ownership over the existing fence, either because they paid for it, feel that it is on their property, or simply because they’ve been there longer than you. The best place to start is finding out who legally owns the fence. Looking at your property lines on your land plat survey

When do neighbours have a fence war with your title?

One neighbour feels the current fence is adequate, or just needs repair; One neighbour blames the other for the need to replace the fence; Both neighbours agree they need a new fence, but one or both can’t afford it at present; Neighbours disagree about the position of the title boundary;

Can a neighbor keep a fence over the property line?

Answer. For a nominal amount (say, $15 per year), they can keep their fence over the property line and use that three-foot strip. So, if in 20 years, your neighbors run to court to claim adverse possession, you’ll be able to defeat their claim by introducing evidence of the rental agreement and annual payments.

Can you take down a fence on someone else’s property?

The person whose property the fence is on, owns the fence. You can not take down someone else’s fence, but you can install a fence directly behind it on your property Communicate with your neighbor throughout the process. You will need their cooperation, especially if they have dogs

Is the appearance of a fence subject to regulation?

A neighbor constructed an unsightly fence that is inconsistent with the style of the surrounding neighborhood. Is the appearance of a fence subject to regulation? My neighbor’s fence violates a local ordinance. How can I have the ordinance enforced? My neighbor constructed a fence on the property line dividing the land.

What can you do when your neighbor is on your property?

Here are some available solutions that avoid a legal fight while still protecting your essential property rights. Move the Fence. Sitting down with your neighbor and offering to pay for half the cost of moving the fence often solves the problem. Have your neighbor agree to acknowledge your property right.