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Hello and thank you for your question. I will be very pleased to assist you. I'm a practising lawyer in England with over 10 years experience.May I clarify that you accept that the fence in question - i.e. the panels themselves - belong to them please because either they have paid for some of them and/or others were erected by the previous owner please?
In principle are you willing to pay for the cost of a higher fence yourselves without contribution from the nieghbour if you cannot reach agreement?
Yes, the fence in question belongs to the neighbours. The fence has been erected since before we moved in (2005) and was there a few years prior.
Ideally we would not want to pay for it as we have just erected our fence in 2014 with no financial support, we may consider to contribute towards it.
Do we have any legal right to prevent them from erecting a 3-4ft fence? As in my prior question we will not have any privacy.
Thank you for this information, even though it is highly disappointing news.
If we were to place a trellis on top of their fence and post with a winding plant to block them out would we have to gain their permission in doing so? I just want to clarify this point. If we do not ascertain permission would their be repercussions for us?
When we erect our fence on our property which will be higher than theirs. If they paint it, would that be classed criminal damage as they have defaced our fence.
My mum was also wondering if their weeds are encroaching on our property is she able to cut them as they are causing her skin irritation or should she inform them prior to doing so?