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The title deeds to your property and the neighbouring one would usually say who is responsible and for what. You should check there in the first instance.
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It may depend on history. For example if your property was once part of the other property the landowner selling might have imposed an obligation on the purchaser and their successors to install and maintain a stock proof fence. Or there may just be a mutual obligation of maintenance and repair. You can’t do much except speculate until you or your solicitor has a look at the title.