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Our neighbour has attached plant support/trellis to our new

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our neighbour has attached plant support/trellis to our new boundary fence without asking permission.
Is this lawful?
Thanks
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  LondonlawyerJ replied 2 years ago.
Hello I am a solicitor with 20 years experience. I will try to answer this for you.
When you say it is your fence do you mean it is the one that you have responsibility to maintain? Presumably they have done this on their side of the fence. If so, and if they have not damaged the fence itself, then they can do this without your permission.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

There was an existing post and wire boundary fence. We left this in place and had the new fence erected entirely on our land. Our neighbour removed the original boundary fence effectively extending there garden by an admittedly narrow strip the length of the fence. They have not just screwed a few "vine eyes" into our new fence, they have constructed substantial cantilevered wooden brackets. Doesn't the attachment of these constitute damage?

Expert:  LondonlawyerJ replied 2 years ago.
Not necessarily, only if you have suffered or will suffer harm as a result.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  LondonlawyerJ replied 2 years ago.
That is absolutely fine.