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Hi, has the law changed recently re the ownership of boundarary

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Hi, has the law changed recently re the ownership of boundarary fences/walls. I have been told that the law now states that boundary fences/walls are joint owned by neighbours, is this correct please or is it still owned by one or the other, many thanks
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Stuart J replied 4 years ago.
-Could you explain your situation a little more?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Hello, I just want to settle an argument with my son who says the law has changed over the last couple of months, as I do not beleive him and cannot find anything on internet I thought I would come to you

Expert:  Stuart J replied 4 years ago.
It hasn't changed that I know of. There is no fence on the right owned by one neighbour or fence on the left owned by the other rule and never has been. It is a legal myth.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX not really answered my query, are you saying that there never has been a definition on who owns which fence. My property deeds clearly show that I own the left hand fence/wall, Please elucidate further, thanks

Expert:  Stuart J replied 4 years ago.





That wasn't the question but I am
happy to continue.

If your deeds say that you own the
fence on one side and the neighbour owns the fence on the other side, that is
the situation at the time the deeds were drawn.


However there is no unwritten convention saying that which many people seem to think exists

 

 

You may since have removed the fence
and the neighbour may have replaced it so the situation could have changed.



However what is in the deeds (assuming
that the above is not the case) still applies


If you tell me the problem you are having I can tell you how to deal.

 

Does that answer the question? Can I
assist any further?



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