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Carers UK Forum • boundary dispute - Page 2
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Hi Joyhibbs, the idea behind

Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:05 pm
by paulingreece
Hi Joyhibbs, the idea behind the fence is to end the solicitor thing, which always costs far more than people realise. If you stagger the posts inbetween the ones that are already there then you will lose no space or land. You have in effect replaced the boundary fence. As For the neighbour she cannot complain as the fence is in and on your land. End of dispute, she can fizzle and pop as much as she likes, but can do nowt. Any good fence erecter could do this job easily, if you look at a ruler, 10 millimeters is 1 centermeter, that means your land. Most Solicitors will always advise letters, court etc, they do not have to pay their own bills.
If this lady is aggresive then she will complain and cause trouble no matter what you do, but she cannot stop you erecting a fence on your own land, because the posts are staggered the boundary is the same.

Paul - my method doesn't

Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:35 pm
by Penny
Paul - my method doesn't require a solicitor either! Image

If Joy has it in black and white on her deeds, her neighbour can't do anything about it.

Paul - my method doesn't

Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:48 pm
by paulingreece
Paul - my method doesn't require a solicitor either! Image

If Joy has it in black and white on her deeds, her neighbour can't do anything about it.
Hi Penny, we used to get called to build walls and fences for people in dispute, the fact it may be in black and white did not seem to bother some people. Even with building permission in place, we used to get abuse and threats from people, who despite being told they were wrong, would not except it. People get very strange over what they deem is theres and reality and reason dissapear out the window, along with their sanity. Its a strange world we live in. Image

Hello Paul. Yes I understand

Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:23 pm
by Penny
Hello Paul. Image Yes I understand what you're saying but if Joy has it in her deeds then it's up to the neighbour if she doesn't believe it, to go ahead and speak to solicitors and pay them for their services. She'd be a fool wouldn't she?

All Joy has to do is sit back and let her neighbour waste her own money on solicitors.
It won't cost Joy a penny.

I think if Joy gives in over this, her neighbour may find other things (as you agree) to complain about. That's what the neighbour I mentioned tried to do. Every time we had something done he'd come round and find something to complain about or query. None of which was anything to do with him because we're in detached houses! Image

It used to make us laugh actually because his house was falling apart round his ears and he was a real cheapskate and everything on his house was bodged up.

I have three plans of

Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:11 pm
by Scally
I have three plans of my own boundaries, and they are all slightly different. Am I bovvered? No!

I have three plans of

Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:02 am
by Penny
I have three plans of my own boundaries, and they are all slightly different. Am I bovvered? No!
What's that got to do with anything Excalibur? It doesn't help Joy in any way.

Anyway, I'm talking about deeds.

I have three plans of

Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:17 am
by paulingreece
I have three plans of my own boundaries, and they are all slightly different. Am I bovvered? No!
What's that got to do with anything Excalibur? It doesn't help Joy in any way.

Anyway, I'm talking about deeds.
Hi Penny, good deeds or bad deeds, excuse the pun, i agree with what you say, but life is never that simple.
I can sit back and tell whoever is causing the trouble to fill there boots, let me know when they have had enough, some people cannot, and worry get stressed etc.
Sometimes when people are in stressfull situations it is better to take a roundabout route to solve the problem, from her post Joyhibbs seems stressed about this. it is very easy for these things to get out of all proportion, and war break out between neighbours. Sometimes the simplest fix is the best. Image

Even though from the sounds

Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:23 pm
by Lil r
Even though from the sounds of things I think you are pretty safe to just go ahead, it sounds like you want your neighbour to be happy about it. Try chatting to her again and explain. Slyly put in the advantages, like privacy, wind protection for your plants, something to grow lovely clematis up, with lovely trellis. These points will go around her brain over the next few days and she'll come around to the idea. At the moment it sounds like she has not thought through why it could be good, just scared by change, so give her all the good reasons. you could even buy her a small clematis after the fence is installed!!! good luck

Many thanks for all your

Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:12 pm
by joyhibbs
Many thanks for all your advice. The reason I feel stressed about this, and feel the need to get the legal position clear, is because the neighbour has said she will call the police out if we 'remove the boundary' i.e. take down the chain link fence to put up a wooden one - even tho' we are 'replacing' not 'removing'. She has got it in her head that we will be removing the boundary, even if we put up a new one in the same place. She was so adamant we needed her permission to do this that I initially believed her - until I asked the solicitors.

If she had called the police out when we started to do this, I would be floored if I did not know the legal position. I do feel much more confident about it now - that I am doing the right thing legally - so that if and when she does call the police out, I will be armed with the facts and can confidently tell them I am following legal advice! We have a date for a fencer to do this, so I will let you know what happens on the day .....I think our neighbour will not let this pass quietly, but I feel much better about the situation now.

Thank you very much for your support and advice over this.

Joy xx

Many thanks, Audrey. That's very

Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:24 pm
by joyhibbs
Many thanks, Audrey. That's very helpful.