When looking at the plans, the ownership is indicated by a “T” marked on the plans on one side of a boundary. If the “T” is written on your side of the boundary, you’re responsible for maintaining it. If there’s an H (although actually it’s two joined Ts) the boundary is the joint responsibility of both parties.
How do I know which fence is mine UK?
There is no general rule about whether you are responsible for the boundary fence on the left or right or rear of the property. If your property is registered at the Land Registry you can obtain what is called an ‘office copy’ comprising a title plan and register details.
Which side of the fence do you own?
Fence ownership: Who owns which fence? Is it true that every house owns the fence on its left side, as you look at it from the street? There is no general rule about whether you own the fence on the left or the fence on the right of your property.
How do you tell if a fence is yours or neighbors?
Title plans are one of the best ways to see which fence belongs to your property. Title plans may feature a ‘T’ mark showing many of your property’s boundaries, and who is responsible for maintaining them. A T mark on one side of the boundary indicates that the person on that side is responsible for the fence.
Which fence is mine in the back garden?
As a rule of thumb, from the rear of the property looking out into the garden, you are responsible for the fence to your right. It can vary and should show on your deeds. If it doesn’t show anything then your’s is the one at the back and the right.
How do you know if fence is yours?
The best way to determine whether a fence is yours or not is by examining where it falls on the property line. If the fence is placed on your side of the property line between your house and your neighbor’s, the fence is yours.
Do I own the left or right boundary?
The truth is, there is no general rule as to which boundaries that a property owns. It is entirely possible that your property is only responsible for the maintenance of the left boundary but it is equally possible that you are responsible for maintaining all of the boundaries to the property.
Who owns the fence at the end of my garden?
The transfer or conveyance deed might state who owns it, but if it’s not in writing, then look out for any T-mark to the boundaries. The stalk of the ‘T’ will sit on the boundary and come out into your garden or property, which means that fence is your responsibility.
Who is responsible for fixing a fence?
Normally, the householder who owns the fence is responsible for maintaining and repairing it. However, if any damage is caused to your fence by your neighbours, then it’s their responsibility to meet the costs of putting the problem right.
Who pays for fence between neighbors UK?
Most likely, due to the precedent-based legal system in the UK, there isn’t a strict law regarding the boundary between two properties, be it a fence or a hedge, in terms of whose responsibility it is to install, repair or maintain it.
What’s the rule for garden fencing?
According to garden fence protocol, if the fence is inside their boundary then yes. If it’s on the shared boundary, then there needs to be joint discussion and the cost of the fence should really be equally split.
Can I paint my side of the fence?
Who can paint or otherwise alter a fence once it’s up? Only the owner of the fence may make any changes to it, even where the other side of the fence is on neighbouring property. This means that if you erect a fence in your garden, your neighbour must ask for permission before painting or staining their side of it.
What can I do if my Neighbour won’t repair his fence?
If the fence is in such a state that it presents a danger and the neighbour refuses to make any repairs, you can report the problem to your local council. The council can take enforcement action to force the neighbour to put matters right, but this is a time-consuming process that can take months or even years.
Who is responsible for replacing fence panels UK?
If there’s an H (although actually it’s two joined Ts) the boundary is the joint responsibility of both parties. If you have a joint boundary, and you have a party fence, you’ll have to speak to your neighbour and work out what you want to do such as taking it in turns to care for your fencing.