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My neighbours fence next to my drive to my garage is falling

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My neighbours fence next to my drive to my garage is falling over to my side making it hard for me to get out my car when parking in my drive I can just about open the car door to get out,I'm worried the fence is going to fall over and damage my car,I've spoken to my neighbour for the last 2 years to do with my concern and he just promises he will renew it,I've offered to go half with the cost,but I'm getting no where,Is their any thing I can do legal action or just wait until my car gets damaged .your reply will be very helpful.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Property Law
Expert:  Property Lawyer replied 1 year ago.


Can you establish that the fence is your neighbour's responsibility?

Is it specified in the deeds?

People assume that a property is responsible for a particular boundary but this is not the case unless the title plan indicates the boundary with an inward T mark.

If the deeds are silent then there is nothing legally to compel your neighbour to repair / renew the fence. You can repair/renew the fence yourself.