What is the law regarding garden boundaries?

(4 Posts)
Lanie00 Tue 05-Jul-16 21:04:46

My neighbours conservatory wall is built right on the boundary between ours and their property and their fascias and guttering all overhang our patio area. Is this legal? It is on the side that they are responsible for replacing fences etc. Also would we be breaking the law if we secured an arbour to this wall with brackets?

wowfudge Tue 05-Jul-16 21:13:50

When was it built and did they have planning permission, if required, or was it built under permitted development rules?

As far as attaching anything to it goes, you should ask their permission.

When you say it is on the side they are responsible for replacing fences, etc, do your title documents actually show this or are you guessing?

user1468157973 Mon 11-Jul-16 22:16:19

Look on your title deeds for a little 't' mark. This shows the boundaries that you are / aren't responsible for maintaining.

wowfudge Mon 11-Jul-16 22:43:16

The problem with looking for t marks is that there are very many title plans which have nothing to indicate who is responsible for what. The presumption then is that responsibility is shared. But what is written in the title register on boundaries - if anything - should also be taken into account.

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