Can I put my own fence up next to my Neighbours?

Can I put my own fence up next to my Neighbours?

Yes, you can build a fence on either side of your garden next to your neighbour’s fence. A lot of homeowners do this because they are fed up of having to ask neighbours permission to paint or attach things thing to their fence.

What is a good neighbor style fence?

A Good Neighbor Fence is a wood privacy fence that divides two properties, where the finished side of the fence (i.e. the more attractive, smooth side) faces the neighbor’s property. This phrase is sometimes used to simply describe a fence that is shared by two neighbors.

Can your Neighbour paint your fence?

If your neighbour owns the wall or fence You can’t make changes to your side without their permission, such as painting it. If the wall or fence seems dangerous, point this out because your neighbour might not be aware.

Are privacy fences rude?

It is rude to erect a fence in such a way that it extends several inches onto your property. The neighbor will be justified to demand total removal of the fence. The same applies to unruly bushes on your fence that may spread onto the yard of your neighbor.

How do I stop Neighbours growing through my fence?

Dig a small trench along your fence. Put down some plastic or landscape fabric and fill with gravel. Pour straight vinegar along bottom of fence line soaking the plants/weeds it will kill them or use Round-Up along fence line. Sink some edging down into ground along your side of fence some roots grow deep 6″s.

Can my Neighbour complain about my fence?

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.

Do you need to serve your neighbour with a notice to fence?

According to most state laws you need to serve your neighbour with a ‘notice to fence’, but most lawyers recommend informally approaching your neighbour before that. “The desired approach is not to follow the law strictly, in the first instance,” says Glenn Thexton Lawyers which specialises in fencing disputes.

What should I do if my neighbour wants to build a fence?

But the neighbour has the option of building an ugly fence on his side of the property. If a neighbour rejects an informal approach, they can then be served a notice to fence, personally or by post. “Formalise it into a notice to fence,” Thexton says. “Then, if possible, a lawyer should give the neighbour a call.”

Can you build a fence on a common boundary?

Generally, if you want to build a fence on a common boundary with your neighbour, or upgrade an existing one, you can expect the neighbour to go halves on the bill for an “adequate” fence. That is, one that is “reasonably satisfactory” for the purpose it is intended to serve.

Can a neighbour look over my fence in NSW?

If you can not agree, then a court or land board can make an order about who should pay. Can my neighbour look over my fence? In NSW, there is no legal right to privacy. So if a neighbour can see into your backyard, they are allowed to look at or listen to what is going on.