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Boundary Fence Agreements

As you know, Robert Frost said that good fences are good neighbors. While fence issues may seem petty, they have an impact on property rights, which are incredibly important. If you have any questions or need legal action, a local real estate lawyer can help you resolve your border issues with your neighbors. The Fences Amendment Act 2014 contains a process for all fence work and ancillary work, whether that work includes the construction of a new separation fence or the repair of an existing fence. This simplifies the process. First, talk informally with your neighbor about the separation barrier between your land. If you both agree that the work needs to be done, you may not have to follow the procedures of the Fences Act. You may be able to agree on the type of fence, the contractor you are going to employ, the cost of the fencing work and the placement of the separation fence. If you manage to reach an agreement with your neighbour, fencing work can proceed as agreed. A separation fence is a fence built to separate two adjacent lots.

It may or may not be located on the common border between the land, as it depends on what is agreed between the neighbors. The separation barrier may be located outside the common border, for example where there is an obstacle or waterway at the common border. Unlike the agricultural context, the Fences Act did not address, prior to the amendment, the situation in which the needs of one tarpaulin under a certain level of division fence exceeded the needs of the other occupant. The Fences Amendment Act specifies that if an owner wants a standard for the separation fence greater than a sufficient fence, that owner pays the difference in costs. “Sufficient closure” means a fence of description and quality agreed upon or awarded by an arbitrator when such fence is located in or near a city. Otherwise, a fence normally able to withstand the intrusion of sheep and cattle. The usual meaning of a “fence” is as follows: “A structure that serves as a containment, barrier or boundary, normally in poles or piles connected to each other by boards, wires or rails” (The Free Dictionary Dictionary). The Fences Amendment Act establishes a procedure for homeowners to resolve border disputes related to fencing work. The purpose of the procedure is to ensure that only one surveyor is involved in a border dispute and that disputes relating to the payment of the costs of interrogation are settled. In section 4, under “Notifications in order of priority”, you write: “A border agreement to note”.

Write under “Fees paid (£)” “£40”. If the neighbouring occupants are unable to agree on the nature and location of the fence, the two can ask the District Court to resolve the case. It`s important to remember that if you`re working on your border fence without getting your neighbor`s consent, you might face a court order requiring the fence to be removed, and if you don`t follow the procedures under the Fencing Act, you may not be able to receive payment from your neighbor for their expenses…

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