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My neighbour owns the fence between us, which is beyond repair.

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My neighbour owns the fence between us, which is beyond repair. They won't allow me to take it down and erect a new one. I am putting up a 6ft fence on my side of the garden and leaving their fence in place. Do I need to leave a gap between the two fences and how much of a gap??
Thank you for your question.

If the fence is wholly owned by your neighbour and on his side of the boundary then you do need to leave a gap. There is not law on the amount of the gap other than to say that your new fence should be constructed wholly on your land.

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