should the smoothe side of a new fence face my neighbour
8 Feb, 2012
Hi Lydon, Yes it does. Personally I prefer having the arris rails my side, gives more character.
according to our deeds the fence on the left is ours and the smooth side faces the neighbour. the right hand side has to be a hedge in our case.
if there on your land you can have them anyway round .
9 Feb, 2012
You are right NP, we have close board fencing across the bottom of our garden and we chose to have the smooth side face us but I must say this is not usually done. The fence on the right is ours which was replaced yesterday after the storm damage a month ago.
I understood that the deeds were legally binding and could only be changed by the original builder. Certainly our parish council have settled disputes by looking at the deeds of the complainents. not me by the way :o)
If a builder erects a fence to begin with he should put the smooth side towards the neighbour, so should you sell the house later it would help the buyer to know which fence was his reponsibility if you follow on like that.
The deeds only say which fence is your responsabillity not which way round it goes round x .
10 Feb, 2012
Well that's what we've always believed anyway - useful to have guidelines if the deeds are still in the bank!
Incidentally we discovered after we had been here a few years that our front drive (separated from next doors by a concrete wall) was recorded as belonging to them not us! Good job it got sorted out or we should have had to come home by helicopter!
sorry to disagree NP but our deeds clearly state which way the fence posts should be and the type of hedging that is/isnt allowed. the whole street has these restraints. Leylandii are banned :o)
My deeds only show the line all the boundaries take and does not say who owns which side or what the boundary is made of because fences can be changed to walls or hedges. In our previous house we had 1/3rd of an acre re fenced all the way round so it all became our responsibility.
well someetates haveguideline wear you cant even berley have a front fence and i9fso a veryt low one . perhaps its your estate but having dogs make you have to be resposnsible to both fences like it or not and if its on YOUR land you can have it whatway you want . all the nieghber can do is put there own fence up the way they want it . believe me ui have found out the hard way . i think its a bit petty real as both sidesare about the same realy and unless you pay big bucs the pannels are cheep c$£p . my fence got realy brittle one time and my stburnard just walked threw it leaving quit litteraly a st burnard shape . on council etates then you can have the fence anyway round you want . i know this because being the councils property when they blow down about every time its windy they have to put a new one up . how come the rough side both sides faces me if thats not the truth here . also in not that bother and if s58t comes to bust like like williniili . take care bye for now x .
11 Feb, 2012
We had a problem with a neighbour who had put up the fence before we bought the house. Whilst acknowledging that it was his property, we thought it unreasonable when he threatened us with legal action if we so much as touched the fence. On obtaining the builders deeds for the whole (tiny) estate, we found that all boundary fences are to be considered joint property no matter who has paid to have it erected. Bit of a shock to the neighbour in question though and he never forgave us. Always worth doing the research. Which way round it goes is up to whoever pays for it.
egsactly and you can paint your side whatever colour you like or put trellis on it even right on top of it if you like thow if possibly yust moraly and for peace of mind its worth at least trying to get on with the nieghbers i think .
13 Feb, 2012
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