Fencing Question

Communal fencing


Sorry for posting here but drawing a blank with Google.

I live on a small housing estate which has a bit on communal land, this being a grassed area which isn't associated to any properties. At the back of this bit of land is fencing separating it from the land beyond which is a communal area for flats on the adjacent road. The land has never been adopted by the council and is the responsibility of the housing company that built the estate.

The above fencing was installed poorly and over the years has fallen apart. After months of complaining they have been and removed it but now state they will not replace it. Where the fence was is full of rubbish on the other side and overgrown with brambles, thorn trees etc. Not only is this an eyesore but a bit of a danger to the young children that play on the grassed area.

My question is that as the developers put a fence there to start with are they under any obligation to replace it now it's been taken down?

Thank you

2 Answers

Hi there

If the estate is brought not housing association and the land is connected or part of the estate then unfortunately it's the responsibility of the residents unless there is somthing there that is a danger to life like small power station etc. But I say turn a negative into a positive re claim the land maybe you're self and people that live there could turn the land into a usable space. Regards Andy

Answered 25th Aug 2016

Rose & English

Member since 8 Apr 2016

I believe the developers are under no obligation to replace the fence if the properties are privately owned,if on the other hand the properties are housing association and rent is paid then they would be responsible.I would ask the neighbours to chip in and replace the fence ......good luck

Answered 3rd Mar 2017


Member since 11 Jan 2017

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