They say that good fences make good neighbors, but this is typically true after the fence has been erected. The process of actually constructing a new fence, however, can be a big slap in the face to your next door neighbor if you aren’t careful. So, it is important to be tactful and respectful when building a physical barrier between multiple yards.
Good Neighbors Make Good Neighbors
At the end of the day, good neighbors make good neighbors. So be a good neighbor and follow these helpful tips before surprising your neighbor with a new fence.
- Talk it Over: First and foremost, talk to your neighbor about your plans. While you certainly do not have to run your plans by your neighbors, it can certainly help you avoid unpleasant situations, like border disputes.
- Be Respectful: If your neighbor has a reasonable request regarding your new fence, try to comply.
- Hire a Surveyor: Speaking of border disputes, another way to avoid such problems is to hire a licensed surveyor to map out your property boundaries.
- Take a Step Back: As a general rule of thumb, most fences are constructed a foot or so inside the property lines to avoid disputes. Remember, if you accidently construct a fence outside of the boundaries of your property, you may be forced, by court order, to take it down.
- Be a Stickler: Make sure you file for a building permit and follow any local zoning ordinances regarding height. Your homeowners association (HOA) is likely to also have stipulations.
- Upkeep: After your fence is constructed, be sure to keep up with maintenance.
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