sounds a bit of an idiot.
If there is a
covenant on your property preventing you putting a fence up he can enforce the
However as the
fence has been up for 27 years and the breach of covenant has therefore been
continuous for more than 20 years, under the rule in Hepworth v Pickles, the
covenant is no longer enforceable.
You can put a
fence up under 2 m high without planning permission and you can put it up right
along the border or if you wish, some feet from it. That choice is yours. If
the neighbour does not like looking at the fence, that is indeed unfortunate
and he had better look the other way!
On the fact that
you have given me, you are quite free to put the fence up adjacent to the
boundary or anywhere within your land you cannot actually straddle the boundary
with it without his consent.
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