Building a new fence around your property is a great way to update your houses look. But did you know that your neighbour can be held responsible for half the cost? These are called dividing fences and are a common cause of disputes between neighbours.
The best way to get your dividing fence up quickly and as stress free as possible is to keep on good terms with your neighbours
Keep On Good Terms with Your Neighbour
We know it is easier said than done but this will make the whole process a lot easier. Make sure you ask your neighbour face-to-face. It is more difficult to be disagreed with face-to-face compared to talking on the phone.
Check with Your Neighbour
Remember it is there fence as well. If you would like to build or replace a dividing fence, or plan to do any work the can alter or damage the existing fence you should check with your neighbour before you commence any work
Building the Fence
Once you have asked your neighbour face-to-face, you should give them a letter outlining how the fence will be built and the estimated cost including their share.
You have to get a least one written quote but providing two quotes is considered courteous. If either one of you want anything extra added that person will be responsible for 100% of the extra cost.