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    If we rebuilt a neigbours fence and maintained it 11 years ago who owns the fence us / or the new owners !

    Thank you so much Chiangmai! for that my Husband agrees with you on this thanks again oxoxox

    +11  Views: 1277 Answers: 19 Posted: 12 years ago
    Chiangmai

    The expression "possession is nine-tenths of the law" is from the 18th century and means that in the pursuit of justice possession in a dispute over property outweighs these nine other essential elements of a good court case: a lot of money, a lot of patience, a good cause, a good lawyer, good counsel, good witnesses, a good jury, a good judge, and good luck.

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    If it is on the neighbors land, I would think the new owners own it. Mabe you schould call your counties Inspector, just to make sure. I dont know the laws in the UK. .

    melandrupert

    Thank you ann I will do with the land regestry xxx

    Why Hasnt anyone answered this !!!

    bulletman

    Mel, patience please, it takes time to go through all the questions. lol.
    melandrupert

    hi bulletman I am afraid patience is not my middle name I posted it 29 days ago!!! so I then relized that the only way to get it answered is to post the answer! and hey presto I got a answer with in a minute! I must add mitt that when I am tu/uing it is the only way that I notice goood questions and then I answer them as well love ya xxx

    Mel. if the fence is bordering both your properties i would say 50/50 if not, your neighbours fence is their responsibility, you have no claim over it.

    melandrupert

    Hi bulletman Its weird with the british laws as i commented before even though we are in a attached property the fences that you are responceable for are normally on the right side of your fence weird and in some parts of the UK its 50/50 as you pointed out never mind I will have to get intouch with the Land Regestery thanks for the comment xxx

    Contact a Licensed Land Surveyor, he/she can legally establish property lines. 

    Benchong

    Pam, we missed you. Have a blessed Sunday.
    IamPamela313

    Ben, missed you too. You and your family have a blessed Sunday! :-)
    melandrupert

    I Pamela glad you back!!!! yes we are going to look at the land survey thanks for the comment xxxxxx

    Here in US it all depends on whare the property lines are and whare the fence is in relation to it. When I installed fence on my property I made sure it was 1 foot away from the line to stave any dispute.

    melandrupert

    thanks metal face for your comment if you read my comment to Jenn its all there thanks again xxx
    metal face

    I do hope this situation finds a solution for you.Best of luck Mel!

    depens who's side it falls down on..lol

    melandrupert

    thanks darren xx

    Who ever has the bigger gun. In the states if it's on your neighbors property, it's his. Regardless of who built or maintained it.

    melandrupert

    Thanks ed xxx

    call a surveyor and see if its on your property

    melandrupert

    thanks carmaxable for your comment xx

    Whoever owned it BEFORE you fixed it.


    Your efforts make you a good neighbour but not a the new owner.

    melandrupert

    thanks digger

    If it is on there proporty... you gave them a very nice gift.

    melandrupert

    no Jenn its all to do with a extention that they are building but before they came we had the fence errcted even though the couple who lived there before really couldnt afford a new fence so we bit the bullit and paid for it so really we own that fence but in eyes of the law we dont if you get what I mean thanks Jenn for the comment xxx

    Unless it is considered "joint property" or there are clear definitions of ownership or responsibility in some written document, I think you answered your own question when you said, "neighbour's fence". 
    I share a fence and dread the day it needs repairs. "They" say good fences make good neighbors, but nobody ever said good neighbors make good fences.

    melandrupert

    how true that is Bob the laws in the UK are really so silly hey even have a law if you maintane a peice of land for 12 years that you own it but you do have to document everything then prove you have maintaned this land thank you for your comment xx
    Bob/PKB

    .....and who even thinks about documenting something that far in advance?
    melandrupert

    too right Bob xxx

    I always assumed it was 50/50.

    melandrupert

    thanks pythonlover I always thought that as well but its something in the british law that you maintain the right side of the fence wierd but thank you for your comment xxx

    Possession is nine tenths of the law.  :)


    The reality is not who built it, but whose property does it sit on.  Hence, like Pamela says, the determination is made by a licensed surveyor.


     

    melandrupert

    Thank you Chiangmai I agree! xx

    I would think the new owners , if it is on thier property then it belongs to them no matter who maintained it.

    melandrupert

    thank you DN

    DNanners right.

    melandrupert

    Thanks Daisy xx

    I think here in the UK it belongs to the person who has the fence posts their side. not sure that it makes any difference who maintains it.

    melandrupert

    good comment sunnyB thanks xx

    Whoever owns it mel. I think a nice cat like you should be able to climb over  it or walk on top of it to your harts content,

    melandrupert

    ha ha thanks dirty den quite agree! xxx

    Who ever owns it mel, I think a nice cat like you should  be able to climb over it ,or walk along it to your,harts content,   {{NINE TIMES EVEN}}

    WHOEVERS LAND IT IS ON THIS SIDE OF THE OCEAN OR THE OTHER. IF OTHERWISE I WOULD BE SHOCKED.

    melandrupert

    thanks for the comment!


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