Who Owns The Fence?

How high can your fence be?

2 metres without planning permission . If your wall or fence is adjacent to a highway (including a footpath) then the height of a wall or fence cannot exceed 1m without planning permission. If in doubt you should contact your local authority before making any changes or increasing boundary height. Have a read of our planning permission advice page for more information.

Do you need planning permission?

How do I get my neighbour to repair their fence?

Annoyingly, there is no way to make your neighbour repair their fence, even if it is rotting and making your garden look terrible. You can look to hire a disputes expert but this will go down as an official dispute and will have to be declared when selling your house. The only way to get around this would be to install your own fence within your boundary right next to it.

Talk to your neighbour first

We always recommend discussing plans or concerns with a neighbour before commencing with any work.

For more information on boundary disputes read our in-depth blog.

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