Can My Neighbour Attach Something To My Fence?

Boundary Rules And Neighbour Disputes
Boundary Rules And Neighbour Disputes

Attaching plant pots, lights or anything else to your neighbour’s wall or fence will require permission! If the wall is on the right, then you must ask your neighbour.

If you go ahead and attach something, then you can technically be prosecuted for criminal damage, although cases are sporadic.

“Do not drill your neighbour’s wall because you will be breaking the law in the UK. You will also be liable for any costs for repairing any damage caused!”

Is there a workaround?

If you have asked your neighbour and the answer was NO. There are a few simple workarounds that we have been using here at Wezaggle.

The most obvious solution would be to build your fence or erect a post where you want to fix something. Other options to this issue are:

  1. Screens (much more straightforward and cheaper solution to building posts)
  2. String lines such as a washing line to attach pots and lights
  3. Canes that have a hook for containers and other decorations
  4. Trellis requires smaller supports so it can stand independent

There are no easy fixes to this solution, so explain to your neighbour that you will not damage or fix anything heavy enough that it will cause any damage to their fence or wall.

If you do not speak to your neighbour or have had a neighbour dispute recently then opting for a workaround will be your best option.

Neighbour Disputes - Law and Practises
Neighbour Disputes – Law and Practises

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Check the house deeds

In some rare cases when house owners have checked their deeds, they have discovered the fence is jointly owned.

This can happen with a party or boundary wall, so always double-check because you might be surprised.

79 thoughts on “Can My Neighbour Attach Something To My Fence?”

  1. My neighbours at the back have painted my fence and fixed flashing lights too it without asking me..What can I do ? The old fence was coming down because of the Lockdown it was put on hold now could I be sued if I damage their lights.I am worried sick about it..

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    • Hey Deborah,

      No you cannot be sued, because they are attached to your fence! You should ask them to remove them and failing that contact your local council desk. If they have painted your fence without your permission then you can also ask them to replace the fence they have damaged!

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      • Hiya I’m in council property and I’ve had a fence put up using my own money permission of council too.. Can my neighbour put anything on my post as he’s got no foundation but my fence needs fixing and he thinks he can do anything as he’s owns is house… I don’t want him using my posts

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        • Hey Angela,

          No, your neighbour does NOT have a right to use your fence. Especially if you paid for the fence yourself! It is your property! If he is attaching things to it contact the council and explain the situation and they should correspond with the neighbour on your behalf!
          Hope this helps

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          • The council says they not getting involved as I paid for the fence.. Could I sent a solicitor letter pls as this neighbour is a nightmare

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            • Yes, I would have suggested a solicitors letter but thought the council would help! I would go to a solicitor, or video call one. Ask them to state the law and be a third party, especially if your neighbour seems like hard work!

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          • The council is putting up a boundary wall to support is drive as he’s go no foundation and he’s allowed to bolt a fence to the wall… So can they give him permission to use my post to support is fence considering it’s my posts out of my own money

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            • No, because you own the fence and are the current legal occupants in that property! If you wanted to take your fence down what would they do then? They must seek permission from you first!

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              • But the problem is the council won’t help me as its my fence they say its down to me to sort it out,, considering they my landlords lol.. So I though if I see a solicitor on my own and get advice off him and if the law is on my side sent my neighbour a letter stating that he’s not allow to use my post.. As they need fixing and I don’t want the trouble with him asking him to get off the post… I’m not well to deal with him and he has give me 5 years of hell… Not my fault he didn’t do is garden right and got no foundation

              • I built my fence, concrete posts and fence panels, I was council when my neighbour moved in and he drilled through my posts and broke one and the council said he can do what he wants as he owns the border. I now own the house and he’s drilled through them again and broke another post. Is he allowed to because he owns the border on that side? The fence is on the border exactly.

        • I had the same problem. I paid for all my fencing and concrete posts then the neighbours drilled into my concrete posts and broke them to make their own fence with wooden slats. I complained to the council who said he can do what he wants as he owns the border. Very upsetting.

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  2. Can my neighbour attach things to the fence in MY garden on MY side of the fence? He has entered my garden without even asking me or telling me what the problem is & put ugly pieces of wood all along my side. He said it’s for stability

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    • No and No again, no one should be entering your garden without prior consent. If the person has fixed stuff to your fence then you are well within your right to make a formal complaint. Goodluck Jody

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  3. My neighbour has put lights in place on his side of our fence…..using electric cable. Can I ask him to remove them and put them somewhere else?

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    • Hey Jennifer,

      Yes, if you own the wall, you are well within your rights to ask they are removed. But make sure you own the wall, as a rule of thumb you own the left side. Good luck. Hope this helps!

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    • Our neighbours have attached 2 thick layers of bamboo & tied their heavy garden parasol to our fence. Are the allowed to do that? When its windy it pulls off our fence

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  4. Neighbours are attatching a shelter to our newly build fence and were shaking it around quite violently at one point ,i had words and i think it fell on deaf ears ,they are council tenants and we have owned our property for 100 years , the previous tenant moved out recently and we have new neighbours, thier dad thinks he can attatch what he likes to our fence ,which i add cost a lot of money and time to build, i guess he has commited an unlawful act ,am i within my rights to detatch this building? i think i can providing they have not caused too much damage , what can i actually do?

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    • Hey Jacqui,

      If they are council tenants then you should contact your local council. Be sure the fence is your and not sitting on their property before you complain. It sounds like they have used your fence unlawfully and should be advised to refrain from attaching structures to your property. Most councils are good at dealing with these issues. Good Luck

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      • I would not touch their shelter because you might get into trouble. Go through the correct channels and have patience in this matter. They will have to remove the shelter and repair any damage caused!

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  5. The fence isn’t on their property at all, we built it before the council took theirs down last year , so it is on our side , anyway i have contacted the council and they said they will deal with it , but i know i am in my rights to detach what they have attached without permission, ,i could always play dirty and take the fence down for maintainence though!

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  6. Do I need permission to attach a post on my side of the fence to put gates up. To make my garden private. I was told be my neighbour by put a srew in concrete his post to hold a post up to attach a gate. I was breaking the law?
    But my neighbour build a shed the roof coming over his fence. Rain water come down on my path. Again he say I making out it to be apa when it not.

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    • Hey Trudi
      Yes, if he owns the concrete post then your neighbour is right! But, you do not need to use the neighbours post, just dig a hole “2 feet” and concrete your own post into the ground. This way your neighbour would not be able to say or do anything about your new gate. Good luck!

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      • If the roof of your neighbours shed etc overhangs your land you can insist they cut it back and add guttering or it will rot the fence …..if they refuse you can cut it back

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  7. There is a short street-facing 6′-high fence between my neighbour’s bungalow and mine. In the middle of this twelve-foot wide fence is my solid upright fence post which also supports the end of the 6′ high boundary fence that extends back to separate our dwellings and their rear gardens.

    This boundary fence in solely-owned /maintained by me (including the solid upright fence post and my arris-rail close-boarded street-facing fence).

    Recently my neighbour has created a gate in his section of street-facing 6′ high garden fence (formerly a larch-lap panel owned by him). However, he has used my solid upright fence post for his gate latch /gate-post. He does not have my permission to use my solid upright fence post for this purpose.

    Every time his gate is shut it bangs against my solid upright fence post which in turn crates a loud thumping noise inside my bungalow (via my fence’s arris-rails); it is causing me distress.

    In his inserting a gate, I do not consider it unreasonable to require him to build his own gate-post on his land rather than use my solid upright fence post (particularly given the noise nuisance).

    What is legal standpoint here?

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    • Hey Colin,

      It sounds like your neighbours should have built their own post for the latch. The law states that fixings can not be attached to a boundary wall without the permission of the owner, added with the noise issue you are well within your right to make a formal complaint or contact a solicitor to send a letter.

      This initial contact should make them move the latch and/or build a new free-standing post. If they do not take notice after 28 days then you can take them to court and claim your costs back ETc. Good luck Colin hope this helps!

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      • Hi,

        I am wanting to have some lights fitted in my garden, the neighbour has refused to allow me to put them on my side of the fence but I will need to run the cable from my house and along the fence to be able to reach the lights which will be put on the fences i own. Am I within my rights to do this?

        Thanks

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        • Also, the fence comes over on to my boundary slightly so actually the part of the fence it would be attached to is on my land

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        • Hey Kirstie,

          If the fence is within their boundary line and they own the fence then you cannot attach stuff to your neighbour’s fence. But, if the fence is on the boundary line, then it is a jointly owned fence and you can attach stuff. Be sure to take pictures just in case they are needed.

          Good luck!

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  8. My neighbour has decided to decorate my fencing and now cutting my plants that are growing through the fence without my permission

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  9. Hi the neighbours have built a wooden shed with couple of layers of brick at base then wooden panels roof guttering drainpipe they’ve attached it to my brick extension without my knowledge or permission.it is attached just at one end not the whole length sure it’s my boundary side too

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    • Oh, dear! Yes, that is not on and should be removed, some people just do as they please. Let them know in writing give them 28 days then contact a solicitor. Hope this helps good luck K

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  10. My neighbor has put a black plastic curtain nailed in an improvised wood frame that has been tied up on our fence.. it made the outlook of the house like we have homeless corner on their side .. is this illegal?

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    • Oh no!!, yes if it’s attached to your fence then it should be free-standing. Hopefully, it will blow down! If not contact the council and report it, if it is higher than 6.6 metres then it’s illegal!

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  11. I put a 6ft fence between me and my neighbor and today she decides to attach zip ties to them and to put up a teepee so she don’t have to be in the Sun can I cut the zip ties without getting in trouble it’s my fence I paid for it

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  12. Hi Deborah,

    I live in a townhouse middle unit. One of my neighbours went ahead and built a fence supposedly completely on their side of the property. They did this without my consent, although we were watching it being built and they paid for the whole fence. I am currently looking to hire a surveyor to see if it is in fact completely on their side of the fence, which brings me to my question:
    – If it is determined that any of the posts are on my property, does that mean that this fence belongs to me as well and/or is there nay legal recourse?
    – If it is determined that any part of the fence is on my property (the horizontal beams have been nailed to my side of the fence in order for them to “have more room”), am I allowed to nail/screw anything to those beams? What about painting my side of the fence?

    Thank you.

    Dan

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    • Hey Dan,

      If the surveyor deems the fence to be standing on your property then you will automatically own that fence. Because the fence is on your property, you can do as you please. The same goes for painting the fence ETC.

      Hope this helps

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  13. My neighbor has several flat rocks against the bottom of our fence, they are about 3 or four vinyl panels. Is she allowed to do this?.

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    • Hey Carol,

      If they are damaging the fence and making it bow then they should be removed. Maybe ask them to move the rocks and explain they will damage the fence over time. If not there is not much you can do except contacting a solicitor and get them to send a headed letter etc. If you can prove they are damaging the fence then you can go a step further!

      Good luck

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  14. Hello

    I came home from work last week and my neighbour has put a fence with upright battons attached on their side of the wall.
    I checked my deeds and the T is on my side which means the wall is my responsibility. I was not notified or told about this.

    Also the back of my summer house which is about 6 inches away from the same wall has flashing along the back which rests on top of the wall that over hung the wall by about 1cm which I accept could have been cut back so it was not over their side but all the fitter of the fence has done is bent it up pushed it out of the way so that the fence sits back tight to the wall. The issue I have now is that all the rain water will come down the back of my summer house and I’ll get damp because the water has no where to go.

    I have spoken to my neighbour who was oblivious so this morning I spoke to the company that fitted the fence and at first got attitude then all i got was well I work for the customer not you, that side of the wall is to do as they please, I’ll come back to see what I can do about the flashing this week but I’m not putting it back to the wall because it will rott the fence.

    The coversation went on longer than this but I don’t want to fall out with my neighbour so advice I would appreciate and also where do I stand ??

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  15. On our 6 foot fence our neighbour who rents next door out has drilled into the concrete pillars on his side, long upstanding sticks, into the air. Looks like he is going to make a shelter.
    Can he do this, it is our fence but doing it on his side of our fence?

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  16. hi there just need a little advice here…our nieghbour has put up a shelter along our back fence..didn’t ask us either.What I see is the frame work attached to his side of the fence and he has built on that..I he has put up a tin roof which the lean on it falls our way…so when it rains we will end up with all the water on our side of the fence, which to me isn’t fair and will probably rot the fence…can he do this? I dont think he would be very approachable after the foul language ive heard..any suggestions would be great!

    thank you

    kate

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    • Hey Kate,

      Yes if the lean is towards the wall/fence then it will rot it over time. If he is not approachable then contact the council and explain the leaning roof and the connection into your wall and they will have a look. If that does not work then I suggest you contact a solicitor and they will contact him for you.

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  17. My neighbor decided to take his fence down after 35 years . My understanding of the law is that the fence being up for that amount of time is the boundary after that amount of time is the fence. I have a dog and would like to put a fence back in place . Do I put it back where the old fence was or am I required to put it back on old boundary lines

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    • Hi John,

      You can put your own fence up, your neighbour can remove the fence if it’s their fence. But, if you replace the fence then it becomes yours, build the fence in your own boundary. Good luck!

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  18. Next Door have put an extension up and removed the original gutter & Down Pipe between both Houses but dont look like they are going to Replace them I have asked 3times and get no reply there is nothing on the Plans regarding the removal or Replacing

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    • Hey Jim,

      They need to replace it or it will cause many issues, contact the building and planning department at the council and when they inspect the extension they will tell them to replace it. Their extension will need to be signed off by planning to make sure it meets building standards. Hope this helps!

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  19. Hi,

    We had a one story extension built and one of the walls is along the boundary. Our neighbours have built a large structure attached to the wall, the full height of the extension with a wood store at the bottom and rows of plant attached the rest of the way up without asking our permission. Are they allowed to do that?

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    • Hey Martin,

      No, you should not build a structure on a boundary wall. Did they get planning permission for this? You can check with the council and if there is no planning then they will be issued with a removal order. It sounds like they have no planning because the surveyor would never approve plans to build on a boundary wall! Your first call should be to the council planning department.

      Hope this helps

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  20. Our neighbour wants to put up a garage right next to our boundary wall, and has already laid the base up to it. He is not leaving any room for the guttering which will overhang onto our side as the garage base is only big enough to fit the garage on. can we stop him from erecting the garage so near and from any workmen from coming onto our property to build it.

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    • Hey Lynne,

      The garage will need planning permission, have you had a letter so you can dispute planning. You must call the planning officer and when they inspect the garage they can look into it. They might carry the guttering along with the garage! You might not have guttering on your side because they have a lipped roof, so the water runs to one side of the garage. You can deny them access to your property also.

      Hope this helps

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  21. Hi

    Our neighbour has a large black tarpaulin sheet they have attached along their side of the fence, however it constantly blows over our side making it an eye-sore and quite frankly I don’t want it over our side. They are more than happy to leave it blown over our side for days so I’m not sure why they have it attached. My question is if it keeps coming over our side, do we have the right to cut it down?

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  22. My neighbor is leaning things against my fence I paid for. I have asked him to remove them. He has ignored my request. What is the correct procedure to persue?

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    • Hey Leslie,

      If they are damaging your fence by eaning things your fence then you should take pictures etc. If they are leaning stuff on your fence, you can take them to court and gain a removal order. I would suggest a letter from a solicitor, this should make your neighbour think twice!

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  23. My neighbour has had an electrician attach armoured electric cable from her shed, along the length of our fence to her house without permission. Is this allowed? What can we do to get it removed? Will it damage the fence?

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    • Hey Brian,

      If it is your fence then they must seek permission. The fence should be fine but I would have to see how it was attached. Maybe send them a letter explaining the law. Failing that take them to court, claim on their house insurance and seek a removal order!

      Hope this helps, good luck!

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  24. Hi there

    Could you please give me a little advise. Their is a fence separating where we have our horses the fence is at the rear of their property and they erected the fence can I screw in some hooks for the electrical tape.

    Thanks

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    • Hey Steve,

      If your neighbour owns the fence then I suggest you ask them. You cannot attach things without permission. You could erect your own posts or use some conduit and lay your cables underground. Hope this helps.

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  25. Our neighbours after owning next door for 18 years, and only recently living there full time, have decided to erect a fence panel which sits on top of our wall where the houses meet (terraced). They have drilled screws into the wall and have cut away part of the coping to fit the fence support. Is this allowed? He says the coping edges are on his side of the boundary! The total height of the wall and fence is 6′ 6″. I believe that planning is needed over 6 feet. The wall is on the boundary as previous neighbours could not afford a wall or fence so we did both sides and put one side on the boundary and one side within the boundary as advised. Also on the same side at the back they have attached their fence to our fence posts. Is this allowed?

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    • Hey Diane,

      No, they are not allowed to attach screw and plugs to your wall, let alone use it as supports and remove structural bricks. The fence is also over the designated height. The council will ask them to remove this, this is not allowed.

      Hope this helps

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  26. A couple years ago I replaced our old standard Paling fence with a new one on a property boundary with a neighbour. Old fence was falling down and it needed replacing, I was also going to build a garage near to it as well, so I gave my neighbour the clean side (originally I had the clean side) as most of my side would be blocked by my garage. New neighbours move in and have now mounted a wall mount washing line to their side of the fence, one side screws through the fence into the post the other into a dodgy block of wood on my side of the palings. This setup is in the middle of a 25m stretch of fence, When they load the washing line up with their laundry you can clearly see the weight pulling a bow in the fences length, Also that the palings mount is pulling the palings away.
    This is a shared boundary so everything palings is most likely on their side while I have the post and rails. I have asked multiple times for them to remove the washing line for fear of damaging the fence, but they seem to be ignoring my requests. Since I paid and built the fence do I have the right to remove their line?

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    • Hey Shane,

      Yes, take the line off, especially if it is damaging your fence. Some neighbours just do as they please. You can take them to court and acquire a removal order but it will cost funds.

      Good luck

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  27. After writing to the new tenants next door in July 2020 confirming that they are “not to touch my boundary Hawthorne hedge” they were captured on CCTV in August 2020 chopping all the top of my hedge (against my letter to “not touch my hedge”) and dragging at the top of my hedge with a rake; the police did not help and the tenants have now hung Christmas lights along the side of my Hawthorne hedge. I do not care for measuring how many millimeters or even centimetres a few of the branches of my Hawthorne may be slightly overhanging… The fact is, I’ve told them in writing to not touch my boundary hedge, and this is why I had to put it in writing in the first place, as they are disrespecting me (and also their landlord) by constantly causing trouble…

    Where does one stand after such letter???

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    • Hi E,

      If you have access to the mortgage holder or the landlord then you would get a better response. I think the best way to resolve this is to go and see a solicitor and get them to send a headed letter explaining the law. You can also take them to court if you have evidence of damage ETC. This would stop the issues if they continue to harass and cut your hedge height.

      Hope this helps, let me know if you need any other ideas or information on the subject!

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  28. Hello,

    The neighbors have just built a new garden shed and the roof overhangs the boundary fence, they have also cut our fence panels and removed our fence post without permission. They don’t seem like they’re going to move their garden shed despite having a conversation with them. What can we do and what’s our rights in this situation?

    We’d be grateful if you could share any advice, thank you.

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    • Hi LY,

      You must contact a solicitor and proceed that way. They will be issued with a removal order and will have to replace the fence and post that has been removed. Be sure to get your case in order with pictures before and after so you can prove your case if your neighbours continue to break the law! Some people will change their position when they receive a headed letter from a solicitor explaining the case.

      Good Luck 😉

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  29. Hi, we have a wood fence running along the back of our garden, separating us from 2 neighbouring houses at the back. Not sure who’s responsible for the fence, but our side has the post and batten side, and the neighbours have the flat side. One of the neighbours has erected trelleses above the top of the fence, for more privacy and to catch his kids balls keep coming in our garden. Anyway this neighbour has already put 2 pieces of unsightly wood on our side of the fence to re-enforce his trellises without our permission. Can he do this? just for the sake of neighbourly peace and quiet I just creosolted the bits of re-enforcing wood but my wife is not happy at all. Now after all the winter winds we’ve had I can already see some of his trellises leaning towards his side of the garden and only a matter of time he’ll need to put more re-enforcing wood. Can I tell him I’m not happy with this especially as its affecting my wife and looks as if, if/when he does it again, burying my head in the sand is not an option. Grateful for any advice. George

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    • Hey George,

      It sounds like the fence is yours because the posts are on your side. Maybe the previous occupants of your house erected the fence. IF the fence is yours and sitting in your boundary line then your neighbour should not be touching it without prior consent. Be sure to check the boundary line, use the neighbours for example if it is a terraced property. You have every right to demand he removes the trellis (above 2m).

      Hope this helps

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      • Thank you guys, your reply is very helpful. The fence is what the builder erected when the house was new. I have no qualms about his trellis. My back garden is north facing and this neighbour is behind our back garden fence, so the higher the fence, the more he’s blocking his own natural light and don’t bother us whatsoever. In fact its good cos it gives us both more privacy. What we’d like to object to is the unsightly lengths of wood he has placed on the upper horizontal batten, on our side of the fence to support the extra weight of his trellis. He didn’t as much as offer some creosol for us to paint them to blend in with our side of the fence. Thanks again guys.

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  30. Our neighbour to the rear has constructed a patio at the boundary line with a platform which when stood on their eyeline is above the fence looking into our garden.

    They have also installed posts to suspend lights on that are about 1m above the fence line shining directly into our garden.

    Is this OK?

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    • Hey Jon,

      There is no law stating that they cannot build a platform such as decking or a patio. If the posts are higher than 2m and are sitting on the boundary then planning permission is needed. Light pollution is the same as noise pollution and the council will investigate this issue.

      Hope this helps

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  31. Hi, from what I’m reading, I have the same issue as lots of people. We recently replaced an old wind damaged fence. We heard the neighbours talking that it looks bare from their side. It is at least 100 metres from their house. We asked them not to put anything up against it and today she drilled holes for wires to grow plants up. We are not happy for plants to grow through the fence as this is what caused the damage in the first place, that and him jet washing the thing. The thought of a neighbour war does not appeal, they act as if they can do what they like.

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  32. Hello,

    Can I ask fro some adivice?

    During lockdown I was away from my property. I returned one afteroon last year to discover that the boundary fence to the property in the next street (but which ajoins us at the bottom of the gardens) had gone. The man who owns that property said he was getting it replaced and that he had ‘knocked at our house to tell us, but we were’t home’ so he’d just began the consctuction works. He’d removed a concered in washing pole from my garden and slung it across the borders, he’d trimmed back my shrubs without asking. I was shocked and a bit intimidated.

    The fence was repaced, the posts facing into our garden. When I returned home full tme I discovered a huge reel of amoured electrical cable hidden behind one of our trees. Clearly that wasn’t acceptable. He’d also attached data cable across the top of the fence and cable clipped it to our side. We drew his attention to this, and the missing washing pole etc. He said that hadn’t noticed and did have it fixed up. I thought that was the end of the matter until I discovered that he’d made some smaller incisions into the fence in order to feed through cables for lighting. So as we look at the fence there are four loops. There are screws that are long enough to stick through and cause injury. He did this after removing this massive length of cable. We also have overspill of stones from a border he must have had installed that have appeared ourside.

    I don’t really know how to proceed. As I say this is between 2 properties on different streets, and I find that his approach seems really arrogant and entitled. It’s not acceptable, but I feel unsure what I should do.

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  33. I’ve recently replaced our fence with 6′ panels and concrete posts, it looked great. We have 2 cats which like to sit on the top and watch the neighbours bird table.

    Yesterday I came home to find that the neighbour had screwed and glued (with white nomorenails) bright orange spike strips to the top of my fence. I have asked them to remove the spikes and (after a lot of verbal abuse) they reluctantly did, but have left the white glue which looks awful. Not sure what we should do next.

    Pretty sure it’s classed as criminal damage to property but any advice welcome.

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  34. Hi there – My neighbour has built a big shed and bin shelter along my fence. My fence is fairly old and I might want to replace it in the next few years. She has put the shed only 3 cms from my fence posts (which are on her side) and 7cm from the fence itself. There is no way anyone can get behind it to maintain my fence, and she is also unable to ever maintain her own shed. It seems a deliberate harmful act. The builder has then put ugly drains running down which overhang my fence posts, to take all the water from a nearby garage roof to a waterbutt on the far side of the shed. The shed roof and gutters overhangs my fence posts as well and the gutters are so tiny that I don’t think they will do the job of catching water. I am now totally unable to access my own fence for any future painting or maintenance. My neighbour and her builder have had a 6 year harassment with building works, police have been involved, they have caused immense stress to my partner and I, and have now done this. Does this count as trespass if her works sit over my fence posts? (But finish before the fence itself). And is there any law saying she has to keep access available to my fence? I have asked local planning but they say their rules only apply to shed height, not distance from a boundary.

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