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My neighbour had a freestanding garage adjoining my garage

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My neighbour had a freestanding garage adjoining my garage with about a 12 inch gap between. The wall of my garage forms part of the boundary and is aligned with the fence which is owned by me. my neighbour has knocked down their garage and wants to place a fence along the boundary just a few inches away from it thus seeming to be staking claim to owning the boundary as I see it - or at the very least causing confusion about ownership and boundary line. What can I do.
What do the deeds say as to the line of the boundary?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

the line of the boundary is marked with a T as mine. it consists of fence and the wall of my garage. The boundary is owned by me

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I had an email saying you have answered my question but I can find no answer - where is the answer to to my question?

strictly speaking in law the boundary is the point where your two pieces of land meet. The fact that the fence is marked t on the deeds merely confirms that you are responsible for the fence on that side. He is not allowed to put his fence on your land but he would be permitted in law to put a fence on the boundary line if you did not put the fence on that line. It is a matter for you as to whether you would wish to put your fence up, allow him to put a fence up or put a joint fence. As long as the fence is not on your land he is not gaining any land or causing a trespass. Happy to discuss. Please rate positive.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

My boundary is well marked by a combination of fence and garage wall. He wants to put a fence parallel to it on his own land - is there a minimum distance away from my fences that he has to allow?

No, there is not a minimum distance. As long as it is on his land he is allowed to put up a fence panel. Happy to discuss. Please remember to rate positive.
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