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Clare, Solicitor
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Can you please clarify the law regarding the erection of a

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Can you please clarify the law regarding the erection of a fence on a shared boundry
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
Do the deeds state that the area shoudl be open plan?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Has the fence that has been erected encroached on your property in any way?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

no but makes access dificult

I am afraid that the Land Registry have misled you a little.
From what you have said neither of you are actually responsible for the boundary - so neither of you could force the other to erect a fence.
However it is always open to either owner to erect a fence UNLESS there is a clause in the deeds that states that the area should remain open plan OR the fence erected encroaches on the land of the other owner.
Provided the fence is entirely within the boundary - on exactly on it - then he was entitled to erect the fence
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