How Do I Know Which Fence Is Mine?

Whose fence is it at the bottom of the garden?

The transfer or conveyance deed might state who owns it, but if it’s not in writing, then look out for any T-mark to the boundaries.

The stalk of the ‘T’ will sit on the boundary and come out into your garden or property, which means that fence is your responsibility..

Can my neighbor make me pay for fence?

In CA, two people whose properties border each other are both required to maintain an existing fence between the properties, with only a few exceptions. In short, each owner has to pay one-half of the cost of maintaining or replacing the fence.

What document shows property boundaries?

A title plan (the illustration above shows the header panel of a modern title plan) gives a good general overview of the boundary and its surroundings but it should not be be used as evidence of the exact position of the boundary. Don’t forget that the title plan shows only the general position of the boundary.

How do you know if fence is yours or neighbors?

The answer: Fence ownership is determined by where your fence lays on the property line. If your fence is right on the property line between your neighbor’s property and your property, neither you nor your neighbor owns a side; it’s a shared fence and a shared responsibility.

Which side of the fence do you own UK?

Article Summary. In England and Wales, there is no legal presumption that a person owns or must maintain a fence or other boundary barrier on the left or on the right. Ownership of the boundary is normally determined by the builder who erects the buildings.

Which fence is mine left or right?

Fence ownership: Who owns which fence? Is it true that every house owns the fence on its left side, as you look at it from the street? There is no general rule about whether you own the fence on the left or the fence on the right of your property.

Who is responsible for fence between neighbors?

A T mark on one side of the boundary indicates that the person on that side is responsible for the fence. If there’s a T on both sides of the boundary, this is called a party boundary, which means both you and your neighbour are responsible for it.

Who is responsible to repair a fence?

The law places responsibility on both parties because both benefit from the fence. Consequently, when a fence needs repair, both property owners must share the cost. If one party refuses to cooperate, the other party can do any of the following: Write a letter to the neighbor explaining the problem with the fence.

Can I put up an 8 foot fence?

If the previous owner of your property, or even you (before your needs changed) installed a fence that is now too short, there may be a solution. Adding a fence extension can create up to 8 feet of height for your fence.

How do you tell who owns a fence?

Determine ownership by occupancy if the fence lies between or directly on the property line. Whoever uses the land up to the fence is considered the owner. If you have grass and mow the area directly up against the fence but your neighbor allows the weeds to grow on his/her side, then you own the fence by occupancy.

Do I have to tell my neighbor im putting up a fence?

You should definitely tell them, it’s good to give your neighbors a heads up any time you’re doing work that will affect the property line or make a lot of noise, etc. I would also make sure you are within your local and community regulations in installing a fence.

Can I paint my side of the fence?

Who can paint or otherwise alter a fence once it’s up? Only the owner of the fence may make any changes to it, even where the other side of the fence is on neighbouring property. This means that if you erect a fence in your garden, your neighbour must ask for permission before painting or staining their side of it.

Can I attach things to my side of the fence?

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.

How do you find out which boundary is yours?

To determine who is responsible for the boundaries the first place that you need to look is the Title Register or if the property is not registered you will need to check the Title Deeds. These will often set out which boundaries specifically you are required to maintain.