How Do I Stop Neighbours Growing Through My Fence?

Can a Neighbour fix things to my fence?

Attaching plant pots, lights or anything else to your neighbour’s wall or fence will require permission.

If the wall is on the right, then you must ask your neighbour.

If you go ahead and attach something, then you can technically be prosecuted for criminal damage, although cases are sporadic..

Can my Neighbour grow ivy on my fence?

Ask them to remove their ivy from your fence. They aren’t allowed to grown anything on your fence without permission.

Do I have to cut my hedge on my neighbor’s side?

Trees or hedges overhanging your property. If a neighbour’s tree or hedge is growing over into your garden, you cannot make them cut it back. However, you do have the right to remove overgrowing branches yourself, but only back to the common boundary. Any cuttings must be offered back to the tree or hedge owner.

Can my Neighbour build up to my boundary?

In general, your neighbour only has the right to build up to the boundary line (line of junction) between the two properties but there are circumstances when they can legitimately build on your land. You can give consent for them to build a new party wall and foundations on your land.

Who gets the good side of the fence?

The finished side should face toward your neighbor. Not only is this more polite, but it’s the standard. Your property will look a lot nicer with the “good” side facing the outside world. Otherwise, your fence will look like it was installed backward.

Can my Neighbour attach a gate to my fence?

A neighbour can only screw into your wall, house or garage if you give them permission when installing a gate! If the wall is a party wall and owned by both sides then a neighbour can screw fixings into the wall.

Can a Neighbour take down my fence?

If your neighbour owns the fence and it is on their property, then they can take away the wall. If your not happy with this decision then you are more than welcome to erect your fence on your boundary!

How do you tell if a fence is yours or neighbors?

The answer: Fence ownership is determined by where your fence lays on the property line. If your fence is right on the property line between your neighbor’s property and your property, neither you nor your neighbor owns a side; it’s a shared fence and a shared responsibility.

How do I stop my neighbors vines from growing on the fence?

Triclopyr is a non-selective herbicide recommended for control of woody plants, vines and broadleaf weeds. Apply it to the foliage when vines are actively growing. Cut as much of the vine as you can from the fence first, and then apply the spray over the freshly cut ends using a shielded sprayer or a paintbrush.

Can I hang stuff on my side of the fence?

It will depend it the fence touches the property line or goes over. If the fence , not just the footings is on your property then you may be able to use the fence to support items. However if the fence , is not on your side use caution to avoid trespass…

Do I have to tell my neighbor im putting up a fence?

You should definitely tell them, it’s good to give your neighbors a heads up any time you’re doing work that will affect the property line or make a lot of noise, etc. I would also make sure you are within your local and community regulations in installing a fence.

Can a Neighbour come into my garden?

Generally speaking, your neighbour should not go onto your land without your permission. There are some situations where they may be able to access your land in order to complete repairs to their property, and their right to do this may be set out in the title deeds for the home.

What can I put under my fence to keep grass from growing?

Mow Strip – Fence Weed Barrier The Mowstrip is a plastic barrier for the bottom of fences. The Mowstrip is intended to eliminate the need to trim around fences and posts. This is the natural way to block weeds and grass from growing so you don’t need to use a trimmer or chemicals.

Can I legally paint my side of Neighbours fence?

If you want to change anything about a fence that legally belongs to your neighbour, you should ask their permission first – even if you’re only painting or staining your side of the fence.

How do I stop ivy growing through my fence?

Try cutting through the vine about 12inches above the ground and treating the freshly cut vine with glyphosate weed-killer, this will kill the ivy, stopping it from doing more damage to your fence. The bushy ivy will die off, making it easier to see if it can be untangled from the fence.

Can I hang baskets on my Neighbours fence?

In law, an owner of land owns the air above their property. Here, once the fence is built on the boundary, the other owner is free to do what they like with their property, irrespective of your wishes. This includes putting hanging baskets on her side of the fence.

Can my Neighbour build right to my boundary?

The short answer is “yes, subject to serving a valid notice and following the processes set out in The Party Wall Act. The party wall act only applies to “structures” (ie: a wall with a foundation), it does not apply to timber fences or other screens.

How do I stop plants from growing through my fence?

What I would do I’d dig a narrow trench down your side of the fence. Install some galvanized metal, 10″ deep. That will help stop outside plants from growing into your yard. I doubt that you would be able to kill that ivy but do be careful if you run into critical root/trunk systems.