The cracked wall is at the back of our freehold property on the ground floor. The neighbour is trying to make us pay for the new fence from front to back of the property. She refuses to share the cost, but we have said we will do so if she keeps her trees under control, by doing more cutting back of the adjacent trees..
The deeds do not show who is responsible. Our property dates from 1902. She won't share 50/50 as we have suggested but is trying to make us pay for it entirely and has been trying to get us to replace the fence for a number of years. We have in fact done substantial work in the past at our expense.We have also suggested we pay 75% and she pay 25%. We now want her to do further work on the offending trees at her expense or we pay for the further work to the trees (quite expensive) and she then must pay 25% towards the fence. Is there no hard and fast rule as regards ***** ***** it is for a boundary fence if it is not shown in the deeds? Our neighbour insists it is the fence on the left of the house and that she has taken responsibility for the fence on her left and therefore our boundary fence is our fence. Your comments please..