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My neighbor will not pay half of new fence. Can I put the…

My neighbor will not...

My neighbor will not pay half of new fence. Can I put the good side on my side and not face any issues?

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14 months

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Plan on having a contractor do the work.

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He did a repair last year January after the bad storms. The fence is 27 years old and in poor condition.

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David Bowden
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Common fences are the responsibility of each home owner equally, of course within reason. Meaning an independent contractor, 3 different bids, and the same type of fence.

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If your neighbor won't pay half or at least a portion, you can repair the fence without any recourse providing you document everything. Get agreed contracts, show before and after photos, have 3 estimates for the same type of work etc.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
We plan on having a contractor do the work. We lost the back fence last yr and a sec on the other neighbors side. Those were replaced by a contractor. If we replace this fence that is rotten and dangerous. The neighbor says he will never replace it. So we will need to do it on our own. If we pay for the whole thing can we build it so the all the fence boards are on our side and the 2 x4s are on his side?Is there anyway to make him help pay for the fence? He is impossible to deal with. Neighbor who shares his other side fence is having the same issue. And we live in a nice neighborhood. So frustrating!!!

Yes you can build the fence so all the boards are on your side, just document everything. You might try contacting your local code enforcement or building division regarding the fence and see if they will send him a notice to correct. The only other way is to complete the job and once done take him to small claims court for 50%

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Thank you your answers were very helpful. I will no longer need assistance.

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