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Neighbours boundary dispute!

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Bingooo Tue 09-Jul-13 19:49:11

We're set to complete on a house we're buying next week.

The elderly neighbours have tended the garden for 40 years and there was no fence when in first went on the market. We explained a fenc ewould need to go up before we bought it, there were only to obliging and offered to do it themselves.... Only problem is it is about 8 inches over the boundary.... I have put pics on my profile.

I spoke to them today and they are adamant that is where the boundary was, I don't believe them. They have built over their whole garden with sun houses and want a bit of flowerbed.

They got pretty shirty with me so I have now left it to the solicitor. DH says I am being ridicuous and we should let them have it but it works out as a bout 3k of garden! AIBU?

LIZS Tue 09-Jul-13 19:55:04

can't see pics . Was it you who raised the issue before as ndn had effectively commandeered 3 gardens ? If so why on earth did you trust them to put a fence where it should go ?

Bingooo Tue 09-Jul-13 19:56:11

Yes, that was us. They promised to put it along the boundary line... Pics on now

Trifle Tue 09-Jul-13 19:57:42

I'm astonished that they agreed to put a fence up, they are not legally obliged to do so.

BellaVita Tue 09-Jul-13 19:58:17

You need to make your profile public first. Cannot see the pics.

LIZS Tue 09-Jul-13 19:58:47

Can't click on your name !

TeamEdward Tue 09-Jul-13 19:59:25

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attheendoftheday Tue 09-Jul-13 19:59:45

YANBU to want all of your garden. I would ask your solicitor to get it sorted before exchanging. Their prob if they have no garden. But, I'd accept that you may need to pay for the new fence, and place it on your side of the boundary.

Bingooo Tue 09-Jul-13 20:00:05

I've set it to public now blush

Bingooo Tue 09-Jul-13 20:01:04

We'd be happy to pay and put fence up as long as we had our garden. DH thinks I'm over reacting

Goodadvice1980 Tue 09-Jul-13 20:01:31

Defo sticks to your guns on this one!!

LIZS Tue 09-Jul-13 20:03:07

looks a pretty ropey fence anyway ! Do the deeds mark it more clearly ?

annh Tue 09-Jul-13 20:04:52

Why are you dealing with this? You don't own the house yet so surely it is up to the current owners to sort this out with the neighbours before completion? I'm also unclear why the neighbours agreed to put up a fence? Presumably the integrity of the boundary could have been maintained without them necessarily having to fence it? Although maybe they agreed so they could steal some ground at the same time?!

Bingooo Tue 09-Jul-13 20:04:54

It's a horrible fence but it will do for the moment as they have a pond and we have DC.

manticlimactic Tue 09-Jul-13 20:05:42

That fence looks awful! Check the deeds and get a measuring tape out.

Do you really want to live next to these people. I sense future trouble

Bingooo Tue 09-Jul-13 20:06:24

I am pretty sure it was so they could decide where it went, they seemed very keen to be the ones to put it up!

Our solicitor needs to contact their solicitor (deceased estate).

LunaticFringe Tue 09-Jul-13 20:07:18

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Bingooo Tue 09-Jul-13 20:07:49

There is no land registry on the house which muddies the waters further.. There is a pretty clear boundary though!

TimeofChange Tue 09-Jul-13 20:07:54

I think it may cause problems in the future if you want to sell.

LIZS Tue 09-Jul-13 20:07:59

Agree the problem should be passed back to vendor's' solicitor to resolve, before exchange. You need secure and definitive boundary fences. They can't just claim it and hope no one realises !

LIZS Tue 09-Jul-13 20:08:54

There must be some LR documents or covenants demarking the plots.

LunaticFringe Tue 09-Jul-13 20:09:46

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Bingooo Tue 09-Jul-13 20:09:59

Our solicitor is going to check the neighbours land registry.

Do you think they are way over, judging by the photos?

ImNotBloody14 Tue 09-Jul-13 20:10:34

if I remember correctly you were warned on your last thread that this would happen. why are you going ahead with this house buy? it has recipe for disaster written all over it- as you are now finding out.

LunaticFringe Tue 09-Jul-13 20:11:26

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