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Can I get a legal document stating that I won't be responsible for future repairs if I pay for the fence panels now?
NQ - Asking for advice. My neighbours haven't fixed the fence after they blew down in the storms 8 weeks ago. When the storm hit we literally lost all fence panels around our whole garden. Therefore we had 3 gardens fully opened. I replaced my side within 2 weeks but they keep making excuses and not doing anything. I don't like my children playing out there as there is no privacy and I have to keep my dog in as she tries to go into their garden. Apparently their landlord is unwell and can't repair himself either which I fully understand however I can't keep going on with no fence panels. If I paid for the fences is there a legal document i can get produced that states that I won't be responsible for the repairs or replacement should they be damaged in the future? Or would it then become my responsibility if future storms damaged or ripped them out again Thank you!

Anonymous

13th April 2022

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Top Answer
Nq - you can put a fence up, round your entire property on your land. If you put the fence up, its your fence meaning all repairs and maintenance would be solely your responsibility. They also have no obligation at all to repair the one that failed in the storms. Unless you made a private contract and got your neighbours to agree as a civil matter that repairs and maintenance of the panels are their responsibility, but i doubt they would as there is no legal obligation.

Beth Taylor

13th April 2022

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