The land in question is definitely within the red line of my title deeds. The only maintenance i can think of is to cut the overgrown hawthorn hedge that was there before. There is the remnants of a brick wall going through the new fence that is also in my garden. The problem has arisen as i want to take down the old brick wall as i am building a climbing frame for the children and don't want them to bang there heads on it. His new fence is screwed to the old pillar so he doesn't want me to remove it. Later last evening he came round with an old Ariel photo showing me the wall in its entirety that used to be in my garden he has clearly erected the fence within this old garden wall to enable him to park a car and a caravan on his drive.
Last night i asked the neighbour if he would agree to me contacting the land registry me paying for a surveyor and see if we can sort the problem out amicably.
In the last 10 minutes i have received the following letter from my neighbour.
Regarding our conversation over the fence/ boundary line. just to confirm in writing that the fence has been in its present position for over 24 years and i believe you have no rights to interfere with it. I do not agree that the boundary is incorrect and will not consent to any change. The fence is in the original position where the builders erected it. Whilst i have no objection to your ongoing garden improvements any alterations to the fence will be seen as criminal damage.
This is despite him showing me a photo with no fence.
Your thoughts please