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On,sharing costs of a fence between two properties!Are both

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On,sharing costs of a fence between two properties!Are both home owners required to share the cost?Or, if one pays the full cost,is there legal requirements needed before construction?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Debra replied 1 year ago.

Are you saying this fence will go along the property line?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Debra replied 1 year ago.

Then under the Line Fences Act you are both equally responsible for the cost.

If you cannot agree on the type of fence and the cost then you can each appoint an arbitrator and there will be a hearing.

If one of you asks the other to appoint an arbitrator and the other refuses you can attend before a Justice of the Peace who will order the appointment of the arbitrator.

If the two arbitrators cannot come to an agreement then an umpire has to be appointed who will make the final decision.

Does that help as a starting point?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
very helpful.thank you for your quick response.
Expert:  Debra replied 1 year ago.

You are very welcome.

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