Fencing Question

New fence erected

New neighbours put a new 6 ft high fence (wooden strips nailed to horizontal wooden beams which are bolted to vertical concrete posts) up in their back garden on their side, and the old fence, which was the actual original border) has been removed. This has left me with a strip of their garden about 6 - 8 inches (varies) down the length of the garden. Their garden was flagged and they have had the flags lifted to put artificial turf down. The have cut the flags to the bottom of the fence, leaving me with broken bits of flag on my side of the fence, which is actually on their land. they cannot see this due to the fence reaching ground level.
1. Am I allowed to clear away these bits of flag stones?
2. Can I add this bit of land to my border or am I better keeping it separated by e.g. coping stones as I will have to weed this area
There was no discussion over the erection of the fence. If there had been I would have gladly gone halves for a better looking fence. the fencing was done before they moved in.

3 Answers

Just pop next door and ask them to see it from your side ,the fence line has changed through no fault of your own ,you can erect another alongside it if it spoils the look of your garden why don't people communicate anymore !

Answered 19th Apr 2016

Affordable Fencing

Member since 18 Apr 2016

You gained some land!
I would look at the 12 year law...
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/adverse-possession-registration-adv1
http://www.boundary-problems.co.uk/boundary-problems/fences.html

you can either do nothing and let it go or read and apply the above

Answered 19th Apr 2016

NWC

Member since 15 Apr 2016

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I would definitely remove the broken flags for u and also ask your neighbour if they minded me making a lovely raised sleeper border for lovely flowers and plants for u I don't think for a few inches they would start rebuilding fences but don't hold me to that if u don't ask u don't get

Answered 29th Jul 2016

A1a Tree Surgery & Garden Design

Member since 29 Jul 2015

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