How do you know which boundary fence is yours?

How do you know which boundary fence is yours?

The legal document may explicitly state which homeowner is responsible for a said boundary fence – the left one or the right one. If there’s no such written arrangement, you can refer to the Land Registry plan and look for the symbol ‘T’.

Do boundary fences need planning permission?

Planning permission is generally required if the fence is higher than 2 metres – and potentially as low as 1 metre if the fence is by a road. You can also apply for retroactive planning permission, if your fence accidentally exceeds regulations, or if another person can raise reasonable objections.

Can you build on a boundary line?

In general, your neighbour only has the right to build up to the boundary line (line of junction) between the two properties but there are circumstances when they can legitimately build on your land. You can give consent for them to build a new party wall and foundations on your land.

Who gets the nice side of the fence?

The finished side should face toward your neighbor. Not only is this more polite, but it’s the standard. Your property will look a lot nicer with the “good” side facing the outside world. Otherwise, your fence will look like it was installed backward.

Where does the fence need to be in relation to the boundary?

Customers having new fencing installed often ask us exactly where they should position their new fence. Getting it right avoids (potentially costly) disputes over encroachment in the future. As a rule of thumb, the outer face of the fence should be placed along the boundary. The posts should stand on your land.

Are there common law presumptions for a boundary fence?

Boundary Fences – Common Law Presumptions Common Law presumptions may help you determine where your boundaries lie, but before relying on them it would be sensible to check your Land Registry documents and those of your neighbour.

Do you have to be the owner of a boundary fence in England?

The presumption that you are the owner of, or responsible for, the boundary fence on the left and your neighbour the one on the right does not apply in England and Wales, although it does in Ireland.

What does it mean to have a fence around your property?

Security fencing, or special wildlife fencing that has overhanging wire is normally constructed so that the whole fence, including the overhanging parts, are within the owner’s property, i.e. so that none of it encroaches onto the adjoining land.