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I bought my house with intention of putting up a fence high

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I bought my house with intention of putting up a fence high enough for my privacy. a few days before I moved in my next door put in a fence , it is so low I have no privacy. am I with in my rights to make it a bit higher so I can have some privacy.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  wingrovebuyer replied 4 years ago.

wingrovebuyer :

Hello. Yes, you can erect your own fence, on your side of the boundary, to a maximum height of 2 metres / 6 feet. This is a general principle - you won't need planning permission if the fence won't be next to a piblic highway. Also, you should check that there are no covenants prohibiting higher fences.