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The Fence is my responsibility and I paid for it but the work itself was organised by my neighbour.
I paid the gardener via cheque but I had no face-to-face dealings as I work away from home quite often.
For clarity, I have responsibility for the boundary fence as per the Titled Deeds and the fence was purchased with my money.
If you paid for the fence then it belongs to you
You can move it - it is your poperty
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If the neighbours threatens to do anything it would be criminal damage
It is your fence, you paid for it
If your neighbour takes it down report it to the Police
They may say it is a civil matter, but it is not
if he damages your property it is an offence
But sadly you may need to go to Court and have a Judge declare where the boundary is
It may be worth you getting a surveyor report to examine the deeds etc
He can provide an expert report which can be used in Court.
You can show this to your neighbour if it assists your case to show that the law is on your side
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Good evening Alex,
Many thanks for your response but I do have one part of my question which you have not yet answered.
Are there any time constraints that I should be aware of because I have done nothing for approximately 6 years. My specific question buried inside the rest of my text was as follows: "Has my neighbour obtained a legal right to the land due to my failure to act earlier?"
Yes...so assuming there is no debate on the exact position of the fence "I can simply go and put it back up"
Many thanks Alex,
Enjoy the rest of your evening and I now consider this question closed.