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Establishing Rights Over Fences & Boundaries

By: Abigail Taylor - Updated: 29 May 2020 | comments*Discuss
 
Fence Disputes Neighbours Boundary

Adjoining neighbours can sometimes get into a dispute about the position and ownership of a particular boundary, be it a fence, wall, barrier or some other kind of boundary line. Often the Boundary Disputes will arise when one party wishes to use part of the land for something particular and the adjoining neighbour opposes that on the grounds that the other is encroaching upon their land.

Alternatively, arguments also arise where damage has been done to a particular fence or wall, for example, which then needs repair and the decision over who is going to foot the bill.

How to Establish the Boundary Lines

Usually, the most common way of establishing boundary lines is to check the deeds of the properties involved and, more often than not, there will be a clear demarcation of exactly where the boundaries are. However, this is not a foolproof method as previous owners of the houses concerned may have agreed to alter the boundaries for one reason or another yet have not informed the Land Registry.

Another point to consider is where one party has been using the disputed area of land continuously for the past 12 years. This is something that is termed as 'adverse possession'. It can be quite complex to understand and in this situation, it's better to seek legal advice if the dispute cannot be resolved amicably.

Establishing Boundary Areas Which Aren't on the Deeds

There are certain boundary areas that will not be included within the deeds, such as party walls, hedges and ditches and fences. Most of the time it's simply presumption that determines who owns what and whose responsibility it is to maintain certain boundaries or barriers.

Common presumptions:

  • A fence where the posts are supported on one side would be the responsibility of the person whose side contained the posts
  • If two properties are divided by a hedge and a ditch, the person whose side the hedge is on is responsible as the rightful owner, although there's no presumption if there's a hedge only
  • Interior walls which separate a semi-detached property are usually deemed to be the responsibility of both parties, and any repairs which might be needed are, in most instances, divided between both parties if the damage affects both sides

If you wish to fix an exact boundary, you need to:

  1. Try to agree any unclear areas with your neighbours and all sign an agreement to that effect
  2. Ask a surveyor to draw up a detailed plan
  3. Send both the signed agreement and detailed plan to the Land Registry, along with a completed application (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/exact-line-of-boundary-registration-db), and your application fee (£90)

If you can't agree the boundary line, there are steps that you can take to determine the boundary (see below).

Ways to resolve your dispute

There are several ways in which you can attempt to resolve any issues you have over boundaries:
  • Amicable discussion
  • Mediation
  • Adjudication
  • Courts
Here's an overview of what's involved in each of the above:

Amicable discussion

Disputes over boundaries and your rights can run into several thousand pounds and even six figure sums in more complex cases should you decide to take the matter to court. This can cause immense stress.

The best way to resolve any boundary issues is to try to reach an agreement between both parties. Once an agreement is reached, you can inform the Land Registry of the agreement and fix the boundary. However this comes at a cost, and it may be that you and your neighbour can resolve the issue without needing to formally "fix" the boundary line.

Mediation

In mediation, an independent person is jointly appointed by both parties to "police" discussions. It is very much up to the two sides to reach an agreement. Having someone to help ensure that discussion stays on relevant issues can help with this, but both parties need to approach the discussions with a genuine intent to resolve the matter and appreciate that this will involve some compromise on both sides.

This can be a great and comparatively cheap way to reach an agreement that all parties are happy with. Further, the Courts will often stay (put on hold) proceedings to give parties chance to try to reach a settlement via this method. However the "down side" of mediation is that either party can walk away at any point, and so there is no guarantee that the problem will be resolved.

Should you wish to undertake mediation, an RICS accredited mediator (who specialises in boundary disputes) can be found at http://www.ricsfirms.com/accreditations/mediationaccreditationscheme.

Adjudication

Adjudication involves both parties jointly appointing an independent expert who will decide the dispute for you. Both parties agree to be bound by the adjudicator's decision. Many barristers chambers offer this service.

The advantage of adjudication is that it is speedier than trying to resolve the matter via the courts, and a definite solution will be reached. Further parties will usually not be required to make an appearance in person.

The disadvantage is this can be a very expensive option, and in some cases can be more expensive than using the Court system. It can also create further dispute by parties failing to agree an adjudicator, and spending more time arguing over who will resolve the argument than actually working towards a resolution!

Courts

The Courts are of course available should parties be unable to resolve their dispute amicably. Sometimes this may be the best way of resolving your dispute. However I would advocate careful consideration of the following before applying to the Courts.

1. You will usually need to instruct a solicitor to guide you through the Court processes and assist you to best present your case. Solicitors range from approximately £120ph to over £200ph. You will need a number of hours to allow for consultation with your solicitor, receipt of advice, and preparation of your claim / defence with your solicitor.

2. If you are not successful, there is a risk that you may have to pay at least a portion of the other party's costs, as well as your own.

3. The Courts will usually expect you to have considered and attempted a form of alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation (as discussed above).

4. The Courts often have a several month backlog. When you will be able to have your case heard will depend upon your local court's timetable. However in large city centres, this could be as long as six months, particularly if you have a number of witnesses or a large amount of evidence to be considered.

What is the best way?

Before taking steps to try to determine a boundary, first consider why you need to determine the boundary. The above options have varying costs, however all do come at a cost, and it may actually be cheaper to for example jointly pay the cost of repairing a fence rather than spend money determining whose responsibility it is to do so, particularly if this is likely to be a one-off repair. Also remember that disputes with neighbours may have to be declared should you wish to sell your house, potentially making your property less attractive to buyers.

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I live in a detached house which I’m renting. The right side of my garden I have my kitchen window and garden door. Now when I open my garden door I’ve got my neighbor’s garden door and what separates us is literally one meter ground and one meter high concrete fence. Basically when I open my door he’s literally in my face. He can see everything from my kitchen window. I find it very frustrating as I feel I don’t have privacy at all.. can’t even leave the garden door open in this hot weather as I can see him poking inside. I’ve put a 6 ft plastic garden wardrobe by my kitchen window to block a bit the view and he complains that I block his light and that I’m gonna ruin the wall with damp which is nonsense. All of this so he can keep looking. My daughter is a teenager now and wants to sunbath in the garden but he keeps going out annoying her and feels intimidated. So I asked my landlord if I can make a fence with my own expense to have more privacy and he said by all means do what you like your side of the fence is yours. Can he cause me trouble by law if I attach wooden fence on my side of the wall of course not more then 6 feet tall. I have to state that there is no way I will be blocking the light cause the sun rises from the end of the garden not from the side and on top of my kitchen there is a bedroom and an attic so there is no way my fence will be blocking any light more then it already is. I really need privacy cause he is getting on my nerves.
Jen - 29-May-20 @ 11:19 PM
I live in a detached house which I’m renting. The right side of my garden I have my kitchen window and garden door. Now when I open my garden door I’ve got my neighbor’s garden door and what separates us is literally one meter ground and one meter high concrete fence. Basically when I open my door he’s literally in my face. He can see everything from my kitchen window. I find it very frustrating as I feel I don’t have privacy at all.. can’t even leave the garden door open in this hot weather as I can see him poking inside. I’ve put a 6 ft plastic garden wardrobe by my kitchen window to block a bit the view and he complains that I block his light and that I’m gonna ruin the wall with damp which is nonsense. All of this so he can keep looking. My daughter is a teenager now and wants to sunbath in the garden but he keeps going out annoying her and feels intimidated. So I asked my landlord if I can make a fence with my own expense to have more privacy and he said by all means do what you like your side of the fence is yours. Can he cause me trouble by law if I attach wooden fence on my side of the wall of course not more then 6 feet tall. I have to state that there is no way I will be blocking the light cause the sun rises from the end of the garden not from the side and on top of my kitchen there is a bedroom and an attic so there is no way my fence will be blocking any light more then it already is. I really need privacy cause he is getting on my nerves.
Jen - 29-May-20 @ 11:18 PM
Hi my took the wire fencing off with out my consent n she had wooden fence n has come over my land n now i have told her ahe agreed she has come over the line and when i said i wil be have new fencing done n wil put it right she is saying i cant do it is there anything i can do please
Ruhela - 29-May-20 @ 10:15 PM
We moved in in 1995. One neighbour had problem on both sides. constant harassment false reporting to the council /police - Council and police had to go away as it was false anyway. Dogs without leash fowling the lawn and we live in reasonably well to do area. The fence was put by the neighbour in 1995 [25 years ago]and now she is claiming the land on my side. In Nov. we replaced the fence I paid for it .Suddenly she is bare sake, removed the fence put on my side replaced the fence but taking 2 ft of my land. Police soy it is civil matter. Council does not want to know and it is nightmare. I am 75 live on my own with heart attack and sleepless. Land registry plans show she has no right on my side of the land. [she had also extended her garden at the back nearly 20 ft in woodlands and was accusing me gaining the land- which is not true. Stole my plants and stuff from garden when I was working. End of tether Now I had to get my solicitor involved. worried about the expenses. Two letters from the solicitor-but doe not give fig. any advice. I don't like altercation
Michi - 22-May-20 @ 10:43 PM
I need to replace a wall in my garden that is falling down and because of cost i have decided to replace it with a fence. I would like to put up a 6ft fence on my side but my neighbours garden drops by 3ft on the other side. Am i allowed to do this or does it have to be 6ft to them?
jls - 18-May-20 @ 6:40 PM
Hi there. Our new neighbour who moved in not long ago, removed his boundry fence facing the back alley which runs along 3 terraced houses. They all have a fence and gate towards the alleyway. So our neighbour, to make his garden bigger, removed his fence and put a bolted gate into the alleyway as his new protection gate. As we the end terraced, we have a right of way but the alleyway belongs to the other 3 houses. Since the built of these houses, all houses have a fence and gate, keeping the alleyway private. Now by removing their fence, we have to cross over their garden which is uncomfortable as they are very nosy and very rude people. Are they allowed to take it down even if in the deeds it states they have to maintain it?
Rosie - 8-May-20 @ 11:01 PM
Hi My brother is concerned about his next door neighbour who is going to extend his decking right up to my brothers boundary fence and has already had a load of decking delivered and plenty of cement and at present their decking is quite largeand my neighbour and his neighbour attached to the same house is a bouncer and they are conspiring together and talking about extending their decking right up to my brothers boundary fence and they are already looking over at him from where the decking is now and when they are looking over now you can see the top half of them and to their waists when they are peering over the fence looking at his garden and him to, so is there a law against neighbours like this, the neighbours garden is on a higher level than my brothers aswell so can someone advise me on this matter please.
Terry - 25-Apr-20 @ 3:27 PM
Hi l am looking for some advise for my Friend, their neighbour purchased their house about 1-2 year ago and the back garden fence posts and fencing is in his garden and he has tried speaking to the neighbour about moving the fence but the neighbour has said that they are no moving it and basically the fence will be staying where it is, how can my friend resolve this or can he remove the fence as this is in his garden and on his boundary
jules - 20-Apr-20 @ 9:45 AM
Our neighbours have replaced some fencing as its their border.However, they have put the bestside to themselves (facing inwards) I thought if it was their border they should put the fence facing outwards so the I get the best side.Then each neighbour has a best side and their own border side. So I have a good side from my neighbour but the I have to put my border fencing facing outwards. The thing that annoys me is Ive done right by my neighbours and the next door but 1 has done the right thing so the middle neighbour has ended up with two best sides and ive got 2 inward sides. On top of that they have added extra posts so I have 11 posts on 1 side whereas before there was only 5. Is there any law about this.I thought the whole purpose of facing your fencing outwards shows its your border.Any advice would be much appreciated.I have spoken to them and they said the posts are theirs so I can not touch them even if they are on my side because they are on the boundary line.
Vinny - 14-Apr-20 @ 1:38 PM
When we purchased our house there was no boundary fence between myself & my next door neighbours, they have erected a fence which gives a gap of 35.5 inches between my front entrance & the boundary fence. Is this a legal. As it limits our access considerably.
Moo - 10-Apr-20 @ 5:38 PM
My neighbour died about 3 years ago and I do not have contacts of his representatives. During the recent storms the fence surrounding his land and shared parking area has blown down. I have checked my deeds and I believe the fence is not my responsibility. I have posted a note through the door but there has not been any action taken. What do I do now?
Di - 19-Mar-20 @ 2:42 PM
I shared the cost of the boundary fence on my neighbour's boundary as he told me that it was a shared boundary. I later found out there are 'T' marks on his deeds so it should have been purely his boundary. He has had his garden landscaped and many trees and shrubs planted. They are all wired back to the shared fencing arris rails. He has pyracantha that is roughly four metres high also attached to the fencing. I wrote to him two years ago asking him to remove all the attachments as the trees and shrubs could damage the fencing. He ignored my request.During the January gales this year one of the concrete posts has been pulled over by half a metre and cracked that post and another one near ground level. Is my neighbour responsible for the damage which can be seen from my side but not his as his tall pyracantha is covering it?
geco - 15-Mar-20 @ 12:22 PM
Hello.I’d be grateful for any advice. I was attempting to trim my hedge today when my neighbour demanded that I stop and has claimed that the hedge is now legally half theirs. The hedge does not show on the land registry but the name of my house does appear on the name of their garden. They have never previously maintained the hedge. Because we are now on the market to sell, the neighbour gleefully told me that they have put in a dispute to prevent me selling and also claim that they want the hedge to grow nice and high, despite flaying the hedge far too far back only 4/5 months ago. The hedge that they claim is now only self seeded Ash trees that aren’t part of the hedge. Can anyone provide any advice please?
Veebs - 9-Mar-20 @ 6:55 PM
Our neighbours have replaced some fencing as its their border.However, they have put the bestside to themselves (facing inwards) I thought if it was their border they should put the fence facing outwards so the I get the best side.Then each neighbour has a best side and their own border side. So I have a good side from my neighbour but the I have to put my border fencing facing outwards. The thing that annoys me is Ive done right by my neighbours and the next door but 1 has done the right thing so the middle neighbour has ended up with two best sides and ive got 2 inward sides.Is there any law about this.I thought the whole purpose of facing your fencing outwards shows its your border.Any advice would be much appreciated.Sorry if ive babbled but sue you will get my drift
Lainey - 23-Feb-20 @ 8:07 AM
I live in a detatched bungalow the boundary of which is to the north -at the back with a high hedge of conifers bordering the cricket club, and the west which is mostly panel fencing.I have maintained these two borders at not insignificant cost for the past 13 years.my neighbour on the other side -whom I get on well with, has a large hedge, 16 feet high which she had never cut.At the back she had a row of 6ft fence panels. I asked if I could cut the hedge at the front she said fine -even recommended someone. Then in the recent storm all her fence panels blew down.I went to tell her and ask if the guy who was going to ment MYfence panels on my side, could give her a quote. She insisted it wasn't her fence and that the previous owner had put up both the fence (with the posts on her side) and also had planted the hedge (whose roots are in her garden, bordering my tar mac drive) Ihave now cut 8 feet off the hedge and paid £250, repaired my fence -for £120, but am I also now responsible for removing her broken fence and building another one? I did get my solicitor to send me a copy of my lease, with my boundary, west and south, outlined in red and gave it to her -but only now does she tell me the previous owner built and planted all her fencing.Where do I stand?
Mc Call - 22-Feb-20 @ 5:04 PM
The fence at the rear of my garden belongs to the neighbouring property to rear. Neighbour recently removed ivy from top which has revealed a row of concrete posts of the type through which was originally passed a wire probably to secure a chain link fence between us. Currently there is a wooden feathered type fence which is secured to the posts by strapping the wooden cross members to the face of the concrete posts on what appears to be on my side which means the fence is approximately 3 inches on my side. Am I correct in thinking that the face of the concrete posts represents the boundary and that anything attached is on my property. The fence was in place when I purchased my house some 30 years ago and I know that my neighbour did not erect the fence as he moved in not long after me, so does the 12 year rule come into play when I could not see the posts because they are completely covered and I would have had to lean over the fence which is approximately 6ft. 6inches high?
Mal - 22-Feb-20 @ 12:50 PM
My neighbour built an oversize extension And wall which has encroach on my side of the boundary by 10cm, we share a semi detached bungalow.They also took down the hedge without my permissionThere is no gutterIng or soakaway. Between the property. The rain water pouring from their new upper extension, is draining on my side, causing damp and an eye sore of a dirty wall.They said they would fix the problem but have not done so yetIv spent hundreds trying to resolve this as the neighbours is not cooperating now I have consulted a solicitor. and they are not responding to the solicitors letters. This has being going on for 4 years, in the meantime , with so much rain, there is water everywhere and going nowhere and causing more damage. I can’t understand how they are behaving. The problems began1year after I moved into the property. How is this fair?No law to prevent these things happening.
Futterfly - 20-Feb-20 @ 1:11 AM
I live in a semidetach house but my side is private and my neighbours are council buying with morgage. The panels on my right side are falling in bits.I have bought a few just to cover a bit the house,because this peple are always checking on us, when I go out I see almost always someone there looking thogh the holes or broken fences.I have had a lot of problems withthem so it's very difficult to have a civilisedconversation with them,they drink a lot and smoke Marihuana in garden and sometimes they put music very loud.so don'tknow what to do if I buy all his going nuts of happiness because they dont spend a penny.
Jellymommy - 16-Feb-20 @ 3:07 PM
Hello My new neighbour would like to replace the fence between our two properties which I am responsible for. He has dogs and would like to make his garden dog proof by replacing the all wooden fence with concrete posts and concrete gravel boards then aris rails and feather edge boards he has agreed to pay the cost of the fence and I am more than happy for him to do so( obviously) However the existing fence is hampered by trees that have grown over the years and also the concrete in the ground which hold the existing posts. We have agreed that the sensible thing to do is to move the fence a few feet onto my property. This is were the problems begin, he wants to get solicitors involved and I’m quite happy just to move the fence and have done with it provided we both sign an agreement saying so. How complicated and costly will it be and because I have a mortgage do they need to be advised. I do hope you can help pointing me in the right direction Many thanks.
Chippy - 4-Feb-20 @ 4:38 PM
At some point within the last 10 -15 years a next door neighbour has built a wall in our garden which has reducedthe original size by about one third.We only became aware of this recently when one of the flat owners wanted to landscape the garden which admittedly, until now has been neglected. How do we begin to tackle this problem as it is pretty clear this is theft of our land?
JellyBelly - 28-Oct-19 @ 11:50 AM
We own an apartment within a hall of residences with the fire hydrant sited underneath our hedge and difficult to access. We would like to relocate it for ease of access and not cut our hedge down but the management company (all property shareholders-1) insist we do. They say it is our hydrant but they are responsible for ‘connecting media’ ie pipes, mains, water etc... and then ‘walls fences hedges ...within or on the boundaries of the Amenity Property except such walls fences or hedges the liability for which is the responsibility of any third party.’ Are they within the law to cut our hedge without our permission to access the hydrant for insurance purposes. Please help.
Lorac - 23-Oct-19 @ 11:57 PM
Our title plan shows a gap between our garage/ back sitting room. Our house is not built up to the boundary. We were told when we moved in by someone who did a 20 minute site inspection that although there was a pathway between our garage and the next doors house they owned more of the pathway and we owned about the width of our gutters. We had a path the other side so we weren’t bothered. Given ours gutters they deviated a bit over 30ft no exact measurement was added to his report. The report must have been very informal as we weren’t shown it for 6 years and the author didn’t sign it. No exact measurements were stated only a range or about x inches . It was very vague but his line drawing was more helpful. We were eventually asked if we agreed with this report when the house next door was being sold. We wrote a memo describing the line drawing was satisfactory. Our new neighbour has always beenvery difficult and after many years has threatened us with court as he is insisting the approx measurement of our gutters stated in the report are exact and the 3 inch land under our gutters is no longer ours . This means our 3 inch drive edging which starts under our gutters running 27ft to the front is n’t ours either. He insists the drive edging that was originally built 65 years which was25 years before his house was built ; rebuilt by us when the roots of his tree destroyed it is now his. He demands the trellis we have erected on this drive edging is removed as we didn’t ask permission. We think his claim is totally without foundation and no court is going to award the land under our gutters and the drive edging we rebuilt 15 years ago is his. But our worry is he has a solicitor that is writing the threatening letters to us so surely must be.ieve he has a chance.
Chris - 15-Oct-19 @ 4:00 AM
Our neighbours house is listed , the old chalk cob Thatched wall is adjoined to their house and runs along to corner of rear of their garden . They had Cottage Thatched but despite wall thatch needing replacing they didn’t do it, they assume it’s a party wall but it’s not attached at all to our property. However, it does need attention as crumbling in places and thatch too low overhang on our side and causes problems to us as painful if head gets scrapped by thatch wire, the thatch is deteriorating and going thin and green and an eyesore to our patio near it. TVBC think it’s definitely their wall as it’s probably listed along with their cottage. We are Thatched but not listed . Govt Property Register have no record of boundary , very old properties, only the usual red lines which neighbours assume means we both maintain it as shared wall. As it’s not in any way attached to our property we don’t agree . They don’t appear to know much at all about Listed Building law etc so it looks like we may have to engage a RICS Surveyor to determine the ownership and responsibilities to maintain it . We have tried to explain this but they don’t seem to grasp the implications, should they or ourselves wish to sell in the near future . Where do we go from here ?
Vee - 11-Oct-19 @ 5:19 PM
My neighbour's hedge is knocking down a boundary fence which has been placed (by a previous owner) well on my side of the boundary. Several years ago I explained to my neighbour that his hedge and roots were damaging the fence, for which I amresponsible, and asked him to clear the hedge from the fence. His response was "I am not moving a hedge for four inches".I am now having to brace my fence with three substantial timbers as the hedge continues to grow and damage the fence.I have againasked the neighbour to remedy the problem and his illogical response is that I can take down the fence and reinstate it on the actual boundary.This would be impossible without taking out his hedge. Does anyone have any suggestions or know the law on this matter.
confused - 8-Oct-19 @ 5:28 AM
Please advise. I live in a semi-detached house that is owned by my local council. Myself and my family have been tenants since 2012. Not long after moving in we purchased and erected wooden fence panels and concrete posts. These were erected between our house and our neighbours house for securing our garden,so that our dogs could not get out. I must point out that the fence is on our garden running parallel to the boundary line but not on the boundary line. When we moved into the property there was no fence between the properties at all,but there was (and still are) two of the original boundary fence posts,one being at the very front of the property and the other at the very rear. Originally there weresmall concrete posts with a wire fence between the properties which over the years had been removed prior to our tenancy. When installing my fence and posts I used the original posts as markers as to where i needed to put my posts while all the time making sure that they were on my own garden and not on the boundary. Now after having problems with my neighbours they have been in contact with my landlords (local council). The council have now contacted me and told me that i am no longer able to maintain or repair the fence as it does not belong to me,which is quite obviously not the case as I purchasedit and still have the receipt stating that. Now my neighbours have attached lights to the fence without my permission. The local council have told me that they do not want to get involved with it. I am at a loss as to what I should do next. I feel that it is wrong and illegal for the council to give my property to my neighbours which to me seems like theft.
K - 7-Oct-19 @ 1:41 PM
My deeds show that I own the fence between me and the neighbours.We have both been here 10 years and I wanted to replace the fence.The problem is that my posts are on the neighbours side and he has told me i can only put up a fence on the posts facing me, as he owns the land between the posts so i cannot drop in panels that screw into the side of the posts.
Joseph Parsons - 5-Oct-19 @ 11:07 AM
Purchased my house and when I moved in was told that my neighbour had purchased a piece of land by my garage from a previous owner.Nothing has been registered with the land registry.The neighbour has admitted that yes her husband bought it but will not produce paperwork.She told me she would ask my seller if she still had a copy of the letter.The neighbour came back to me to say my seller told her she had destroyed all her paperwork.The seller never mentioned changes to the boundaries and on the same form said that she knew no reasons for any disputes with the neighbours.I have now had to instruct a lawyer to request her paperwork to establish who she bought the land from.My seller was in the property for 30 years.What happens if she can’t produce the paperwork, and if she does produce it and it’s my seller that she purchased it from can I claim against my seller for lying on the documents.The seller also told me she was going to leave the fridge on the forms and then took it refused to pay compensation, also did not clear drainage pipes of asbestos, I had to pay for them to be removed.
Tilly - 29-Sep-19 @ 4:14 PM
Purchased my house and when I moved in was told that my neighbour had purchased a piece of land by my garage from a previous owner.Nothing has been registered with the land registry.The neighbour has admitted that yes her husband bought it but will not produce paperwork.She told me she would ask my seller if she still had a copy of the letter.The neighbour came back to me to say my seller told her she had destroyed all her paperwork.The seller never mentioned changes to the boundaries and on the same form said that she knew no reasons for any disputes with the neighbours.I have now had to instruct a lawyer to request her paperwork to establish who she bought the land from.My seller was in the property for 30 years.What happens if she can’t produce the paperwork, and if she does produce it and it’s my seller that she purchased it from can I claim against my seller for lying on the documents.The seller also told me she was going to leave the fridge on the forms and then took it refused to pay compensation, also did not clear drainage pipes of asbestos, I had to pay for them to be removed.
Tilly - 29-Sep-19 @ 4:07 PM
My neighbour recently built a large shed in his rear garden bordering my garden. There is a 220 mm thick block wall forming the party wall between us. He used the boundary wall, without consulting me, as a scaffold to put the steel roof panels into place on the side of the pitched roof shed next to my garden . When he had finished the shed I noticed that during heavy rain the runoff from the roof of the shed actually deposited rainwater into my garden. I complained to Kilkenny CC about this. Sime months later he returned to the shed and fitter a gutter to the side of the shed next to my property using the party wall as a scaffold while he did it. The gutter he fitted overhangs the party wall by an average of 140mm and when it rained heavily it stained the party wall on my side. I complained to KCC further about this. Some months later he came back to the shed and changed the slope of the gutter and fitted a downpipe so the rainwater now exits into some waste land beyond the end boundary wall. I have asked KCC to issue an enforcement order against him to remove the shed. They are considering it but have not given me any answer as yet. Have I got a good case in asking for its removal ?
Kieran - 18-Sep-19 @ 4:36 PM
My mum and sister live next door to each other and when my dad was alive he agreed to them putting a gate into the fence so they could gain access to my mums garden, my dad recently passed away and there has been a big fall out. Now my sister is in the process of selling her house and my mu. Doeant was strangers walking through her back garden can any one help. We have tried to talk but they wont
Nicki - 5-Sep-19 @ 7:39 AM
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