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Sorry fences again! It's down on the deeds as shared - not one side or the other's

(21 Posts)
MiaowTheCat Tue 20-Oct-15 11:18:46

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LemonBreeland Tue 20-Oct-15 11:22:04

In your situation I would put up another fence right nest to that one, or some bamboo screening so he can't just access your garden.

Clearly there is no reasoning with him.

PatriciaHolm Tue 20-Oct-15 11:24:50

I'd be tempted to put in another fence just your side of the boundary, just inside the current one. So it's clearly your fence, on your land.

BlackAmericanoNoSugar Tue 20-Oct-15 11:26:58

Whatever about the rights and wrongs of removing fence panels, he shouldn't be trespassing into your garden. Can you put a fence up on your side of the shared fence, a couple of inches inside your boundary? And then grow screening plants against it. It doesn't have to be a solid fence, post and wire put to shoulder height would do, enough to keep your DC and dog in and him out. If it's solid enough to support climbing plants then you won't even be able to see his drippy-painty fence.

If it were me I would be having a big argument followed by a complaint to the police if the trespassing continued, but if you have anxiety then just go for the solution that involves the least amount of confrontation.

Tuiles Tue 20-Oct-15 11:27:18

Yes I'd go with the second fence thing too

Scarydinosaurs Tue 20-Oct-15 11:28:06

As ^^ suggested, put another fence up. You will feel SO much better.

anotherdayanothersquabble Tue 20-Oct-15 11:29:03

How big is your garden? Could you afford to loose a bit? Could you put up a new fence? You could get your DH to use the space between the two, regularly so you don't loose rights to the space between but it would get over the fact that he can come into your garden.

anotherdayanothersquabble Tue 20-Oct-15 11:29:36

Ha ha, I am not alone with that idea.

howtorebuild Tue 20-Oct-15 11:31:46

I agree, put up a second fence.

MiaowTheCat Tue 20-Oct-15 11:41:36

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BlackAmericanoNoSugar Tue 20-Oct-15 11:54:19

Take lots of photos too, of the current fence with panels removed, of your neighbour standing in your garden (take the photos from inside if you're worried about him). Take photos while the new fence is being put up, put something like a ruler down to show the size of the gap between your fence and the shared fence. Keep the receipts for the fencing materials so you can show that you paid for it.

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Tue 20-Oct-15 11:58:32

It might be a shared fence but that doesn't mean he's allowed to access your land without permission. Can you stick some nails in somehow so it can't slide up? Solicitors letter telling him not to trespass??

Whatevva Tue 20-Oct-15 12:01:04

I would be tempted to plant a row of pyrocanthus along the fence with plenty of bonemeal for root growth whilst the soil is still warm and get it off to a good start for spring. Also a eucalyptus to grow fast and reduce the impact from the light.

ChunkyPickle Tue 20-Oct-15 12:06:21

If pyrocanthus are the evil bushes I have in my garden that grow fast, seem to be virtually impossible to kill, and have inch long hidden spikes growing all over (guess how I found this out) - then this....

if not, then you need whatever my bushes are.

Palomb Tue 20-Oct-15 12:11:52

I'd put up a second fence and, if you're not planning to move, ask a solicitor to write him a letter stating that he is not to touch it. Then I'd acquire a catapult and smash the bulbs in his security lighting plant some trees along the new boundary to block the lights from his security lighting.

Whatevva Tue 20-Oct-15 12:12:01

They are indeed evilly spikey, but you can trim them into a nice neat shape against the fence, and they have pretty berries in the autumn which the birds like. If you put them in the right place, they will grow very well, and even if you cut them to the ground they grow back.

wowfudge Tue 20-Oct-15 14:44:23

I was going to suggest prickly plants too - secure them to trellis or something similar driven into the ground right up to fence.

wowfudge Tue 20-Oct-15 14:45:44

And get black out linings for your curtains. Don't move out of your room. If the lights are that bad you could contact environmental health for advice.

Collaborate Tue 20-Oct-15 14:51:48

Neighbours of ours replaced at joint cost our 4 foot fence with a 7 foot one - and no, we hadn't agreed to it. It looked awful, and was also wonky to boot.

We had trellis attached firmly to it, and that spans all of the panels and the concrete posts.

If you do something similar with yours, you'll find your NFH won't be able to remove the panels again. And you'll be able to grow whatever you want up the trellis.

TheWildRumpyPumpus Tue 20-Oct-15 14:56:34

Berberis are evil and spiky too.

I'd go with the second fence option though - losing a couple of inches of land would be worth it to save the pain of having to deal with this idiot,

Collaborate Tue 20-Oct-15 17:07:16

This is our awful fence with added trellis.

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