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Hello Joshua, You may have misread my question. I am not asking about ownership/boundary issues. I am asking what rights, if any, I have with regard to new fences erected by neighbours. I have read that if the posts straddle the boundary I have some rights over them.
1. do I have to accept these fence panels facing the 'wrong' way, when courtesy and convention require they are placed toward my property?
2. on what grounds could they make a complaint of 'criminal damage' against me?
3. can you clarify the situation with regard to posts which straddle the boundary?
4. can I not paint/weatherproof 'my' side of the fence?
Many thanks and I look forward to your reply, Louise Fletcher
Hi Joshua, apologies, I am frazzled with this issue, neighbours not talking to me etc. As far as I am aware, the boundary/ies are correct. The fences in question do appear to align with the boundaries on plan. The gravel board bases appear correct and I am not disputing the position of the fences. I'm trying to establish my rights as I'm feeling intimidated as there are refusals to have the fence panels face the 'right' way and a threat of 'criminal damage'. I ask about the concrete posts, as I have read that if posts 'straddle' the boundary I can, for example, hang trellis from 'my' side....as the structure is on my land.
I do hope that is clearer. As I say, I'm frazzled, and very upset. The District Council are offering no clarification and Citizen's Advice have offered mediation but I just want some clarity. I think I would be able to speak to these neighbours, but I would need some clear facts as to my rights....and theirs. Regards, Louise