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16/04/2013 at 21:40
I contacted Ex a while back to say that the fence was wobbly and he said to offer the neighbours half the money to fix it. Except the neighbours rent and their landlord said the fence is our responsibility. Which is a bit shite because that means we have fences on three sides we are then responsible for. But anyhoo I contacted him back to say they said nothing to do with them. He has then told me to go and buy the fence panels and he will put them up.
However how would you feel if your Ex told you to pay for somethign that he is legally half responsible for and has refused to cough up his money towards other things that he is aprtly responsible for? Well yes that's how I replied except mroe politely
So got home tonight and the fence is instead in the garden as opposed to surrounding it
16/04/2013 at 21:43
Which side is the fence on? I always thought that when standing looking out towards the garden you are only responsible for the fence on your left
16/04/2013 at 21:44
Ours is down on one side in a few places too, thing is we replaced some on the other side and didn't ask for a penny but just can't afford it now. Typically there is no concrete posts on this side either so a major job needed, I sympathise.
16/04/2013 at 21:45
Surely your property deeds (or something like that) tells you which boundary you're responsible for. Ex should cough up.
16/04/2013 at 21:46
Bailey that would be fab as its our right that's down. Although the neighbour is making no attempt to replace it either.....and we have a dog so I suppose its more in our interest.
16/04/2013 at 21:49
Just asked my H and he said it isn't all the left, it depends on the site layout so house deeds have to be checked
16/04/2013 at 21:50
The fence is on the left and that's what the neighbours said. But we also ahve a fence at the back. And a fence on the other side which we don't share with anyone.
16/04/2013 at 21:51
BTW where the feck would I find the property deeds and how what does it show?
16/04/2013 at 21:52
They show the land that you own and fence ownership generally, think land registry hold copies of them
16/04/2013 at 21:53
If you have a fence on the right that isn't shared then that should be yours so one on left should be the neighbours really
17/04/2013 at 07:57
You should have a copy of your property deeds. It should be with all your papers relating to your house (if you don't your solicitor will need them for when you come to sell). We keep ours with the papers relating to the mortgage so yours may be in the same sort of place? Its the document which tells you what you own. It may well list which fences you are responsible for but doesn't always.
If you can't find it your mortgage company should have a copy or your solicitor or the land registry but all will probably charge you for a copy.
We just had a couple of concrete posts fitted to prop up one of our fences. It cost around £200 (the man did a couple of other small jobs for us) and took about an hour to do it. It was cheaper than getting the whole thing replaced.
17/04/2013 at 19:30
The Ex checked the deeds and it doesn't show the fence as being our responsibility so have been round to the neighbours tonight to ask for the landlords number but they have contacted him and he is lookign in to getting it sorted!
17/04/2013 at 19:44
Yay result :) I would have had no idea about that so well done to helpful MDers!
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