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Ash, Solicitor
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My neighbours back garden is about 30 cm 1foot higher than

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My neighbour’s back garden is about 30 cm 1foot higher than my garden and the fence between us is only 4 foot, this means we are not able to enjoy any privacy. I believe that the fence is theirs but I am happy to pay for a new fence and install it next to theirs. However because their garden is higher than ours even if I put a 6-foot fence up they would still be able to look direct into our garden. Therefore would I be able to put a 7-foot fence up on my side of the garden, which would still only be 6 foot on their side. I know this seems pedantic but I do believe that that might ask me to lower the fence if it was not entirely legal.

Regards, Jago
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Ash replied 4 years ago.

AlexWatts2013 : Hello my name is Alex and I will help you with this. Please note that I am a working Solicitor and may be on and offline as I have to attend Court and meet with clients, even at weekends. As such you may not get an instant response when you reply, but rest assured I will be giving your question my immediate attention upon return. By law you can only put up a fence that is 2 meters. Anything higher can be erected but would need planning permission.
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JACUSTOMER-y5mudi4x- :

Thank you for your reply, however if the fence was only 2 metres high on their side being that their garden is higher than mine and 2 mertes 30 cm high on mine would they be able to force me to reduce the hight of the fence?

AlexWatts2013 : The panels can not be more than 2m high, so you can not have it higher, even on their side without permission. Alex