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Which fence is mine?

Updated: Sep 17, 2023


 
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How to determine the boundary of your property


The first step in determining which fence is yours is to establish the boundary of your property. This can be done by checking your property deeds, especially the Title Plan, which should provide information about the location of the boundary. You can also check with your local council to see if they have any information about the boundary, such as maps or plans.



What if there is no information about the boundary?


If there is no information about the boundary in your property deeds or with your local council, you may need to consult with a surveyor or other professional. They can help you determine the boundary through a process known as boundary determination. This involves measuring the property and identifying any physical features that may indicate the location of the boundary, such as trees or hedges.



How to identify which fence belongs to you


Once you have determined the boundary of your property, you can then identify which fence belongs to you. The general rule is that the fence on the right-hand side of your property belongs to you, but this is not always the case. The easiest way to determine which fence is yours is to look at your property Title Plan or consult with a surveyor.



What if my neighbour disagrees about the boundary?


If your neighbour disagrees about the location of the boundary, it is best to try and resolve the dispute amicably. You can do this by consulting with a mediator or solicitor, who can help you reach an agreement. If this is not possible, you may need to take legal action, which can be expensive and time-consuming.



What if I want to replace or repair my fence?


If you want to replace or repair your fence, you will need to determine which fence belongs to you first. Once you have established which fence is yours, you can then make any necessary repairs or replacements. If the fence belongs to your neighbour, you will need to get their permission before making any changes.



Can Land Registry Online help me determine which fence is mine?


No, at Land Registry Online, we offer a Title Plan service. The Title Plan is a legal document and provides the scope of your property boundary and will indicate the location of yours and your neighbours boundary.



Summary


Now that you know how to determine the boundary of your property and what steps to take to identify which fence belongs to you, why not try our Title Plan service? This will provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions about your property. And with our competitive pricing and delivery, there's no reason to wait. Get your Title Plan today and take the first step towards a better understanding of your property.



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