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Can a 4ft fence between our house and the neighbours be replaced

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Can a 4ft fence between our house and the neighbours be replaced with a 6 ft fence?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  LondonlawyerJ replied 1 year ago.
Hello, I am a solicitor with 20 years experience. I will try to answer this for you.
Generally speaking the height of fences is a matter of planning policy. To find out what is allowed in your area contact the local authority planning office. As a general rule, fences in rear gardens are allowed to be up to 2 metres high.
There may be something in the lease or on the deeds that restricts fence height but this would be fairly unusual.
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