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Boundary Dispute, derelict fencing putting our prospective purchasers off

Our property is on the market and attracted several propective purchasers. However the adjoining property is derelict , current owner does not want to do anything with it and depite numerous suggestions and interest from local builders refuses to mend the broken down fences to the front and side, the latter abutting our house. What can we do apart from erecting a new fence ourselves or dropping the price to allow for replacement by purchaser, the local Council have tried to get this lady to address her reponsibilities to no avail.

Asked on Jun 27 2012, General in Mirfield | Report content

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  • There isn't much you can do to force a person to maintain their property, unless it creates an environmental health problem. I would suggest you pay for fencing and screen out as much as possible. The fact of the matter is you have a neighbour who doesn't maintain their property, this in itself could put potential purchasers off, with or without a fence. I would do what you can and get out! Once there is a legal boundary dispute, the chances are one of you will have to die before either can sell for any decent amount. Run whilst you can.

    Answered on Jun 27 2012, Report content

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