Do neighbors usually split the cost of a fence?
If you and your neighbor are on good terms and you both decide that you would like a fence to separate your properties, the cost should be split equally. In this case, the person building the fence should foot the whole bill unless the neighbor offers to help.
Which side of the fence is a house responsible for?
The back of the fence – the side where the posts are visible – faces the owner. The owner of the fence is usually responsible for maintaining the fence. However, this is not always the case.
Can a neighbor build a fence on your property line?
If your neighbor builds a fence on the property line, then most states make it clear that the responsibilities are split between both homeowners. Problems arise when you believe that a neighbor has built a fence on your land, thus reducing the size of the property available to you.
How big of a fence do I need on my property?
Your jurisdiction may have laws about how far back a fence needs to be set on your property, which is typically 2, 4, 6 or 8 inches from the property line. Other areas will allow you to go right up to the property line.
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
How can I get my Neighbor to remove my fence?
You may choose to sue the neighbor in small claims court for the loss of enjoyment of your property, but this will not result in the removal of the fence. If you would like the fence removed, a trial court judge can issue an injunction against the neighbor.
What should I do if my Neighbor’s fence is on my property?
Contact a licensed land surveyor. A land surveyer’s services will be needed if the property line is still disputed and an interpretation of old deeds is needed. If your neighbor agrees to move the fence or take it down, a surveyor may still be needed to make sure the property boundaries are clear.
Can a neighbor prevent you from building a Fenc?
The general rule that applies in most jurisdictions is you do not need permission from a neighbor to build a fence on your property. However, if the intended position of your fence strays onto your neighbor’s land, it’s a different story. He would have the right to refuse to allow any part of your fence to touch his land.
Can I stop neighbor from building fence?
If they are not allowed, your neighbor may be required to remove any fence he constructs and pay a fine. Even if fences are allowed in your zone, if your property is located in a historic district there may be additional regulations that apply.
Do I have to allow a neighbor on my property?
Allowing a neighbor to access your property can lead to legal headaches. Letting neighbors use your property to hunt, fish or hike may seem harmless-even neighborly. However, if their use becomes excessive or the neighbor begins altering or building on your property, you may have a difficult time selling your property or keeping your neighbors out. This is especially true if the authorized use is not in writing.