Do I have to pay to rebuild a shared fence?
January 9, 2006 9:10 PM Subscribe
My neighbour just tore down a shared fence, and says I have to share the cost to rebuild it. Surely not?
posted by Badmichelle to Law & Government (39 answers total)
She's doing some construction work, and had a shared fence that goes down the property line dismantled (without consulting me -- I only found this out by looking out my window).
She also told me she thinks the fence should be moved over two feet (onto my lawn. And note I have a property survey that shows the fence).
My questions are:
1. Are there regulations covering shared fences that would stipulate that I do have to chip in for a new one?
2. She's thinks my survey is wrong, says she is going to have land surveyed again. How likely is it that my survey is wrong, if it was done by a licenced surveyor?
I have a call in to a real estate lawyer, but she's a little slow in getting back to me. And this is *really* bothering me. The neighbour is, well, confrontational. And loud.
p.s. I am in Canada, if that makes a difference.