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Ash, Solicitor
Category: Property Law
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I am having a dispute with my neighbour over our rearfence

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I am having a dispute with my neighbour over our rearfence which has become damaged beyond repair by overgrown ivy and shrubs. I have tried to mediate on this and suggest sharing the costs of a new fence, but they refuse.

My title deeds/plan indicate that they own the fence.
Furthermore their title deeds contain Restrictive Covenants which state "must maintain a good boundary fence at your expense".

If they are completely unwilling to negotiate, I am thinking of taking them to Small Claims to ask for the costs of replacement. Your thoughts please
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Ash replied 4 years ago.

Alex Watts :

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 as this is not an ‘on demand’ live service, but rest assured I will be giving your question my immediate attention upon return.

Alex Watts :

What is the value of the repair/replacement costs please?