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My neighbours refused to allow the housing association permission

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My neighbours refused to allow the housing association permission to erect a fence on their property. This is causing me concern because I have dogs which are able to get into the neighbours garden. We also have foxes which come into our garden via their garden and they foul in our garden. The bot***** *****ne is I want to stop my dogs getting out and the foxes getting in.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Ash replied 3 years ago.

Alex Watts :

Who owns the land which they want to erect the fence please?

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I personally telephoned the council and asked them to deal with it, they phoned their tenants and the tenants told the council they didn't want or need a fence. So it looks like I have to pay about £600 if I want the fence!
I found the answer to my problem free on line and apparently It's not a legal requirement to have a fence between you and your neighbours property. If you have young children and pets then you need a fence. If this is wrong please let me know.
I live in the UK.
Alex Watts : Yes I understand you live in the uk as I do.
Alex Watts : Its not a legal requirement at all to have a fence.
Alex Watts : Only with Pets if they get out and cause damage or injury you are responsible
Alex Watts : If your child escapes and is injured there are legal issues there.
Alex Watts : But there is no requirement in law to have a fence
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?