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We paid for and erected a boundary fence between our house
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Who owns a boundary fence in Scotland..? Does both parties
Who owns a boundary fence in Scotland..? Does both parties own their side of the fence..? If one party pays for the fence does that fence solely belong to that party..?… read more
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Hi, I have a problem with my boundary fence. In my back garden,
Hi, I have a problem with my boundary fence. In my back garden, I have a mature hedge of approximately 4ft height on the right hand side. My neighbour has a panelled fence on the other side of this fe… read more
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We have bought a building plot which was already fenced by
We have bought a building plot which was already fenced by previous owners (many years ago). The neighbours are now disputing the boundary - in very hostile language. The area they are disputing is re… read more
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We own a property in Scotland - when we moved in ( 7 years
We own a property in Scotland - when we moved in ( 7 years ago) our neighbours erected a 6 foot fence between our properties. This left us with a very rusty old barbed wire fence (old farm land so pro… read more
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Im in Scotland. A boundary fence erected by my neighbour has
I'm in Scotland. A boundary fence erected by my neighbour has been blown down in the gales. I'm uncertain whether the costs of repair should be halved, or if she is liable, having erected the fence. L… read more
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My title deeds show, both by text and illustration (with a
My title deeds show, both by text and illustration (with a line drawn through the centre) that a row of leylandii trees at the back of my property in SCOTLAND forms the central boundary of my property… read more
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I live in a converted steading and have shared access to my
I live in a converted steading and have shared access to my property along a private road that also has the boundary line running through it. My neighbour has informed me that he intends to erect a 1m… read more
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Lived at present address for 6 years - Neighbour (Retired
I have lived at present address for 6 years - Neighbour (Retired Police Inspector ) is concerned re loss of light as I am presently renewing interwoven panel fence-present fence is 6 feet high-I plan … read more
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My neighbour has a fear of cats, and unfortunately for them
My neighbour has a fear of cats, and unfortunately for them I own two cats which I have owned since we bought the property 5 years ago. Recently, in an attempt to stop my cats (and presumably any othe… read more
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We have removed our mutual hedge, my neighbour wants a fence.
We have removed our mutual hedge, my neighbour wants a fence. They bulit a small drystane wall to support their clothes drying area. This drying area is now over the boundary line, I have just had a l… read more
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We are erecting a new retaining wall between our land and our
We are erecting a new retaining wall between our land and our neighbours, who we are on good terms with. The retaining wall will be stepped, being thicker at the base than at the top. The lower steps … read more
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I live in Scotland, so not sure if anything is different in
I live in Scotland, so not sure if anything is different in this case. I am about to start a house extension which will go to the boundary of the garden and my neighbour (who raised an objection, but … read more
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Hi, we live in a semi detatched house, which has a shared driveway
Hi, we live in a semi detatched house, which has a shared driveway between our house and the semi next door. At the end of the driveway are 2 garages joined together. From looking at the title deeds w… read more
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My neighbours house and mine are only 2m apart at the front
My neighbours house and mine are only 2m apart at the front with a fence going down the boundary with the posts half in his and the other half in mine. The mojority of the fence is now larch lap centr… read more
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Boundary issue - moved into home approx. 17 years ago, boundary
Boundary issue - moved into home approx. 17 years ago, boundary between n/bouring property was defined by a 3 foot ranch style fence.N/bour replaced with a taller slatted version approx. 16 years ago … read more
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Hello, I have lived in and owned my house in Scotland since
Hello, I have lived in and owned my house in Scotland since 1988. A neighbour wishes to build an extension at my boundary. Is the fact that it has been accepted that the boundary has been there for at… read more
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