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Boundaries - whose are whose?

Looking at the house from the front, who is responsibility is the fence boundary

Asked on Mar 1 2012, General in Nuneaton | Report content

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  • You need to check your deeds and any covenant wording to see if there is any mention of boundary features. There is no such thing as being responsible for left or right as a rule, that was an old convention, nothing to do with law. You could be responsible for either side, or all, so check with the deeds first. You can download them from the land registry for a small fee, if you do not already have a copy.

    Answered on Mar 1 2012, Report content
  • By convention if there is an inward T on a boundary on a plan it denotes the owner of that land is responsible for that boundary - but that needs to be backed up in the deeds. Also these are what are called positive covenants and do not run with the land - which means future owners are not obliged to maintain them unless they have expressly agreed to when they bought the property. As a general rule be prepared to maintain the status quo. Only a fool gets themselves into a boundary dispute over a fence.

    Answered on Mar 3 2012, Report content

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