What is proper fence etiquette with your neighbor?

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  • HeavyHandsHeavyHands Posts: 2,128
    1. Check to see if you need a permit for the dimensions of fence you want.

    2. Check to see whether or not you can build on the property line or whether it needs to be set back from the property line. Inquire about any necessity to tend to the grass on the neighbour's side of the fence.

    3. Decide on what kind of fence materials you want to use.

    4. Have a land survey done to ensure you know where the property line is. You'll never regret this.

    5. Book your contractor and get a hard date for construction.

    6. Take the high road and tell your neighbour. Go ahead and use the dog as a reason.

    I had my old garage taken down last summer and a new, larger one put up in it's place. My next door neighbour rents his place out (luckily to some really good folks) and I had not met him until he (as a complete stranger) walked up to me in my yard and started questioning me about why I had my garage built on (what he thought was) the property line. I stuck my hand out, introduced myself, said "hello," and proceeded to point out that I had the property line surveyed and marked, and that he was completely wrong about where the property line was. As it turns out, his garage is the one infringing on it.

    I offered three times to go inside and bring out the survey paperwork, but after physically showing him the markers in the ground and pointing his error out he declined, shut up, and went away. Two days later a city inspector happened to come by to check on my garage. Since I was in-the-right nothing happened.

    I guess the property owner next door and I won't be BBQ pals when he retires and moves in. *sigh*
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  • dunkmandunkman Posts: 19,646
    dunkman wrote:
    No-one here drinks fosters....it's so bad we send it as far away as possible! :lol:

    thats a bit like the UK and its criminals... they were so bad we sent them as far away as possible! ;);)

    and whos laughing now??? :lol::lol:


    probably the guy who knocked down your fence. ;) :twisted:
    oh scary... 40000 morbidly obese christians wearing fanny packs invading europe is probably the least scariest thing since I watched an edited version of The Care Bears movie in an extremely brightly lit cinema.
  • catefrancescatefrances Posts: 29,003
    dunkman wrote:
    dunkman wrote:
    thats a bit like the UK and its criminals... they were so bad we sent them as far away as possible! ;);)

    and whos laughing now??? :lol::lol:


    probably the guy who knocked down your fence. ;) :twisted:


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  • JoJo Posts: 2,098
    dunkman wrote:
    No-one here drinks fosters....it's so bad we send it as far away as possible! :lol:

    thats a bit like the UK and its criminals... they were so bad we sent them as far away as possible! ;);)

    and whos laughing now??? :lol::lol:

    Awesome. 8-):lol:
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 35,241
    HeavyHands wrote:
    1. Check to see if you need a permit for the dimensions of fence you want.

    2. Check to see whether or not you can build on the property line or whether it needs to be set back from the property line. Inquire about any necessity to tend to the grass on the neighbour's side of the fence.

    3. Decide on what kind of fence materials you want to use.

    4. Have a land survey done to ensure you know where the property line is. You'll never regret this.

    5. Book your contractor and get a hard date for construction.

    6. Take the high road and tell your neighbour. Go ahead and use the dog as a reason.

    I had my old garage taken down last summer and a new, larger one put up in it's place. My next door neighbour rents his place out (luckily to some really good folks) and I had not met him until he (as a complete stranger) walked up to me in my yard and started questioning me about why I had my garage built on (what he thought was) the property line. I stuck my hand out, introduced myself, said "hello," and proceeded to point out that I had the property line surveyed and marked, and that he was completely wrong about where the property line was. As it turns out, his garage is the one infringing on it.

    I offered three times to go inside and bring out the survey paperwork, but after physically showing him the markers in the ground and pointing his error out he declined, shut up, and went away. Two days later a city inspector happened to come by to check on my garage. Since I was in-the-right nothing happened.

    I guess the property owner next door and I won't be BBQ pals when he retires and moves in. *sigh*

    thanks for the info. how much do surveys tend to run?
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  • chadwickchadwick up my assPosts: 21,157
    hey the jeagler
    i thought you were in real estate of some sort, yes/no?
    for poetry through the ceiling. ISBN: 1 4241 8840 7

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    no more forever."

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  • RygarRygar Posts: 8,542
    chadwick wrote:
    hey the jeagler
    i thought you were in real estate of some sort, yes/no?
    No, he is an actor/writer/director.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Favreau
  • chadwickchadwick up my assPosts: 21,157
    Rygar wrote:
    chadwick wrote:
    hey the jeagler
    i thought you were in real estate of some sort, yes/no?
    No, he is an actor/writer/director.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Favreau

    nicely done
    the both of you
    the jeagler & rygar
    for poetry through the ceiling. ISBN: 1 4241 8840 7

    "Hear me, my chiefs!
    I am tired; my heart is
    sick and sad. From where
    the sun stands I will fight
    no more forever."

    Chief Joseph - Nez Perce
  • chadwickchadwick up my assPosts: 21,157
    when the jeagler has the fence installed will his friend the robin shit on it and build nests in and above it?
    i am voting for bird shit on the neighbors.
    bird shit should always be on a neighbors and the fence.
    :mrgreen:
    for poetry through the ceiling. ISBN: 1 4241 8840 7

    "Hear me, my chiefs!
    I am tired; my heart is
    sick and sad. From where
    the sun stands I will fight
    no more forever."

    Chief Joseph - Nez Perce
  • the wolfthe wolf Posts: 7,023
    81 wrote:
    i dunno....my house came with a fence. hell, the entire neighbor hood came with a fence. :lol:

    my kind of neighbor hood !! ;)
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  • the wolfthe wolf Posts: 7,023
    These people sound like aholes so i say get ur property boundaries correct and put the fence up while they are at work.

    or burn their house down. but whatever.

    edit. HA ! I just saw Chadwicks idea after posting. you know what they say about great minds,..?
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  • chadwickchadwick up my assPosts: 21,157
    chadwick wrote:
    i vote you burn it down



    your neighbor's house


    haha @ the wolf
    for poetry through the ceiling. ISBN: 1 4241 8840 7

    "Hear me, my chiefs!
    I am tired; my heart is
    sick and sad. From where
    the sun stands I will fight
    no more forever."

    Chief Joseph - Nez Perce
  • chadwickchadwick up my assPosts: 21,157
    the wolf wrote:
    These people sound like aholes so i say get ur property boundaries correct and put the fence up while they are at work.

    or burn their house down. but whatever.

    edit. HA ! I just saw Chadwicks idea after posting. you know what they say about great minds,..?
    you're hilarious, dude.
    that made me laugh.
    for poetry through the ceiling. ISBN: 1 4241 8840 7

    "Hear me, my chiefs!
    I am tired; my heart is
    sick and sad. From where
    the sun stands I will fight
    no more forever."

    Chief Joseph - Nez Perce
  • HeavyHandsHeavyHands Posts: 2,128
    thanks for the info. how much do surveys tend to run?

    I paid $375 and they provided several certified copies of an overhead view CAD drawing of my property and the borders of the adjacent properties and street.

    I had to provide a copy of the survey when I filed paperwork to have the garage put up.
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  • decides2dreamdecides2dream Posts: 14,928
    HeavyHands wrote:
    1. Check to see if you need a permit for the dimensions of fence you want.

    2. Check to see whether or not you can build on the property line or whether it needs to be set back from the property line. Inquire about any necessity to tend to the grass on the neighbour's side of the fence.

    3. Decide on what kind of fence materials you want to use.

    4. Have a land survey done to ensure you know where the property line is. You'll never regret this.

    5. Book your contractor and get a hard date for construction.

    6. Take the high road and tell your neighbour. Go ahead and use the dog as a reason.

    I had my old garage taken down last summer and a new, larger one put up in it's place. My next door neighbour rents his place out (luckily to some really good folks) and I had not met him until he (as a complete stranger) walked up to me in my yard and started questioning me about why I had my garage built on (what he thought was) the property line. I stuck my hand out, introduced myself, said "hello," and proceeded to point out that I had the property line surveyed and marked, and that he was completely wrong about where the property line was. As it turns out, his garage is the one infringing on it.

    I offered three times to go inside and bring out the survey paperwork, but after physically showing him the markers in the ground and pointing his error out he declined, shut up, and went away. Two days later a city inspector happened to come by to check on my garage. Since I was in-the-right nothing happened.

    I guess the property owner next door and I won't be BBQ pals when he retires and moves in. *sigh*



    THAT made me laugh!
    :mrgreen:



    excellent advice.


    and, we HATE our next door neighbor. HATE. when they first moved in, tried being neighborly and all.....got quite friendly really. however, the husband is a car mechanic, and he basically runs a side-business out of his garage at all hours. it is hideous. we should've gotten serious about it from day one, but didn't want to have bad neighborly relations. stupid. at this point, the hatred is mutual, so just extra stress and problems longer than necessary. ALL out other neighbors are fab, but of course the ONE neighbor who's property is THE closest to us, and especially our bedroom....has to be this asshat. ahhhhhhhhh...... :x :evil: :lol:


    good luck with your fence jeags....fences DO make good neighbors. :D
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 35,241
    chadwick wrote:
    hey the jeagler
    i thought you were in real estate of some sort, yes/no?


    i do mortgages--99% refinances. nothing to do with fences?
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  • Phantom PainPhantom Pain Posts: 9,876
    chadwick wrote:
    hey the jeagler
    i thought you were in real estate of some sort, yes/no?


    i do mortgages--99% refinances. nothing to do with fences?

    Whats the rates now on a 30yr fixed ?
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  • Get_RightGet_Right Posts: 10,486
    if there is a condo association, also check the by laws
    otherwise build it high enough so that it blocks any and all sun your neighbors might get. :lol::lol:
  • Heatherj43Heatherj43 Posts: 1,254
    In the city I live, you have to get a permit from the city to build a fence and the city usually sends the people affected a letter telling them that if they object, when, where and how they can make their objections.
    Save room for dessert!
  • Heatherj43Heatherj43 Posts: 1,254
    I was friendly with my neighbor until I caught her and my bf in my computer room in front of the webcam without clothes on.
    Then I found out she is a heroin addict hooker!!
    There is no fence big enough to block that out!!! Oh, but she is in jail...lol!!! That will keep her gone for awhile...teehee.
    Her mother-in-law and schizophrenic bro-in-law still live there. They are drunks who plug up all the drains in their house and turn the water on and go and pass out. She has flooded her floors so badly that now they are pouring out into my lawn...yuck! There nasty ass dishwater, bathwater, etc. (no toilet water...thankfully).
    Oh, and then she is using the city's program for low-income people to get things fixed in their homes to get it all fixed, although she is still flooding the place all the time. She somehow equates excessive use of water with cleanliness. She'll turn on her hose, lay it on her driveway to stream down the driveway, and then shut it off 3 days later. Then, she cries to various churches to help her pay for her bills.
    All these agencies and programs enable the bitch! She's getting new carpet and all.
    I now know that if I want new carpet and anything else all I have to do is trash it and the city will give me new!! I qualify, so why not?
    Sickening, isn't it?

    I refuse to ever talk to this bitch again. I once took her to the store to cash a $50.00 check the church gave her and the entire thing went on booze and tobacco!! She doesn't even go to church. She uses about 4 or 5 of them. She shops around for programs and churches who will do these things.
    She's not that low of an income. She makes more than we do.
    They'll pay rent, utilities, food, clothes medical, transportation and repairs. She has shown me how to do this.
    She also shaves her head bald and lets others think she has cancer. I call her cancerhead these days.
    No fence will help.
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 35,241
    chadwick wrote:
    hey the jeagler
    i thought you were in real estate of some sort, yes/no?


    i do mortgages--99% refinances. nothing to do with fences?

    Whats the rates now on a 30yr fixed ?

    bout 5.25% or so. depends on your credit/equity/income etc etc etc...
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  • chadwickchadwick up my assPosts: 21,157
    chadwick wrote:
    hey the jeagler
    i thought you were in real estate of some sort, yes/no?


    i do mortgages--99% refinances. nothing to do with fences?
    maybe home loans have something to do with property?
    for poetry through the ceiling. ISBN: 1 4241 8840 7

    "Hear me, my chiefs!
    I am tired; my heart is
    sick and sad. From where
    the sun stands I will fight
    no more forever."

    Chief Joseph - Nez Perce
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 35,241
    Heatherj43 wrote:
    I was friendly with my neighbor until I caught her and my bf in my computer room in front of the webcam without clothes on.
    Then I found out she is a heroin addict hooker!!
    There is no fence big enough to block that out!!! Oh, but she is in jail...lol!!! That will keep her gone for awhile...teehee.
    Her mother-in-law and schizophrenic bro-in-law still live there. They are drunks who plug up all the drains in their house and turn the water on and go and pass out. She has flooded her floors so badly that now they are pouring out into my lawn...yuck! There nasty ass dishwater, bathwater, etc. (no toilet water...thankfully).
    Oh, and then she is using the city's program for low-income people to get things fixed in their homes to get it all fixed, although she is still flooding the place all the time. She somehow equates excessive use of water with cleanliness. She'll turn on her hose, lay it on her driveway to stream down the driveway, and then shut it off 3 days later. Then, she cries to various churches to help her pay for her bills.
    All these agencies and programs enable the bitch! She's getting new carpet and all.
    I now know that if I want new carpet and anything else all I have to do is trash it and the city will give me new!! I qualify, so why not?
    Sickening, isn't it?

    I refuse to ever talk to this bitch again. I once took her to the store to cash a $50.00 check the church gave her and the entire thing went on booze and tobacco!! She doesn't even go to church. She uses about 4 or 5 of them. She shops around for programs and churches who will do these things.
    She's not that low of an income. She makes more than we do.
    They'll pay rent, utilities, food, clothes medical, transportation and repairs. She has shown me how to do this.
    She also shaves her head bald and lets others think she has cancer. I call her cancerhead these days.
    No fence will help.


    ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh....i remember this story. you posted this on gtp last year right? sounds so familiar
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 35,241
    chadwick wrote:
    chadwick wrote:
    hey the jeagler
    i thought you were in real estate of some sort, yes/no?


    i do mortgages--99% refinances. nothing to do with fences?
    maybe home loans have something to do with property?

    i guess, kinda. i'm no appraiser though chadwick!
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  • dunkmandunkman Posts: 19,646
    Jo wrote:
    dunkman wrote:

    thats a bit like the UK and its criminals... they were so bad we sent them as far away as possible! ;);)

    and whos laughing now??? :lol::lol:

    Awesome. 8-):lol:



    that's right... just skip past my awesome response and Cate's very gracious 'touche'... you are of course welcome to your opinion on the above posts but remember that opinions are like orgasms... i don't care if you have one and my own one is more important. :thumbup:
    oh scary... 40000 morbidly obese christians wearing fanny packs invading europe is probably the least scariest thing since I watched an edited version of The Care Bears movie in an extremely brightly lit cinema.
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 35,241
    dunkman wrote:
    Jo wrote:
    Awesome. 8-):lol:



    that's right... just skip past my awesome response and Cate's very gracious 'touche'... you are of course welcome to your opinion on the above posts but remember that opinions are like orgasms... i don't care if you have one and my own one is more important. :thumbup:
    :geek: :lol:
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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 25,542

    i do mortgages--99% refinances. nothing to do with fences?

    for anyone unaware, the jeagler caused our economic meltdown............almost singlehandedly. :shock:
    If I had known then what I know now...

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  • chadwickchadwick up my assPosts: 21,157
    chadwick wrote:
    i do mortgages--99% refinances. nothing to do with fences?
    maybe home loans have something to do with property?

    i guess, kinda. i'm no appraiser though chadwick!

    i'll let it slide just this once.
    don't let it happen again.
    :mrgreen:
    for poetry through the ceiling. ISBN: 1 4241 8840 7

    "Hear me, my chiefs!
    I am tired; my heart is
    sick and sad. From where
    the sun stands I will fight
    no more forever."

    Chief Joseph - Nez Perce
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 16,043
    imalive wrote:

    i do mortgages--99% refinances. nothing to do with fences?

    for anyone unaware, the jeagler caused our economic meltdown............almost singlehandedly. :shock:
    thats why the robins attacked him last year!!!
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    mickeyrat wrote:
    imalive wrote:

    i do mortgages--99% refinances. nothing to do with fences?

    for anyone unaware, the jeagler caused our economic meltdown............almost singlehandedly. :shock:
    thats why the robins attacked him last year!!!

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