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I wish to build another fence on my side of my troublesome neighbour's fence but I worry that if I build it 6" on my side (which I believe is the legal requirement?) he will take his existing fence down and claim that extra 6" as his land. He breaks/pours weed killer on my shrubs next to his fence which he claims are growing over his land - they are only growing up the side of his fence, which has been rickety for some years. Ideally for me would be to build one metal fence as near to his as possible, then another wooden fence 6" inside that one. Expensive for me and perhaps petty but worth it for peace. Can you advise please?
I see there will be an alert message once my question has been reviewed. I'm very sorry but I have a hospital appointment at 12:30 and need to leave my house shortly. Can I come back to you at a later time/day and if so is there a reference number I can quote to bring me backe to this point?
Sorry for the delay - it is a busy time at present and I will wait a little longer.
I hope you have received my reply saying I will wait a bit longer as you have said a reply will be with me in so many minutes. I don't seem to be able to find what else it is you want to know.
How near to his fence am I legally allowed to erect a metal (or any other fence) for protection of my land? I was thinking it was a minimum of six inches but you have replied in feet. I have a shed and garage which both come almost parallel with the boundary line so I would have to stop short of them both. Six feet would defeat the object.