How Do You Know Whose Fence Is Whose?

Can I put a fence up without my Neighbours permission?

As long as it’s not higher than 2m, your neighbour is free to put up a fence on their property.

If you have an issue with the fence, you should always try to resolve the situation in an informal way.

If you can’t come to an agreement, you can hire a mediator or a solicitor to help..

Which side of the fence do I own UK?

In England and Wales, there is no legal presumption that a person owns or must maintain a fence or other boundary barrier on the left or on the right. Ownership of the boundary is normally determined by the builder who erects the buildings.

Who pays for fence between neighbors UK?

You can move to get the boundary agreement included in the title plan of your property as well as your neighbour’s property. Boundary fences should be the responsibility of both neighbours.

How do I find out 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.

How do I find out who has responsibility for a boundary fence wall or hedge?

To determine who is responsible for the boundaries the first place that you need to look is the Title Register or if the property is not registered you will need to check the Title Deeds. These will often set out which boundaries specifically you are required to maintain.

How do you tell if a fence is yours or neighbors?

If the fence posts are on your property, it is likely your fence. Generally, a fence is built with the posts on the inside of the owner’s land with the finished side facing the outside streets or neighbours. This adds to the outward appearance of your home, and is a good marker of ownership in the future.

Who owns the fence to the left?

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION. 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.

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.

How do I find my property boundaries?

If you want to find out where the common boundary is between your property and your neighbour’s property, you can hire a registered surveyor to define the boundary. You can find surveyors in the Yellow Pages under ‘land surveyors’.

How do you determine whose fence is whose?

The answer: Fence ownership is determined by where your fence lays on the property line. If your fence is right on the property line between your neighbor’s property and your property, neither you nor your neighbor owns a side; it’s a shared fence and a shared responsibility.

Which back garden fence is mine?

Also, there’s no set rule about whether you own the fence on the right or on the left-hand side of your house. You may be able to get this information from the conveyance deed, where there could be an already established boundary agreement regarding which fence side you are responsible for.