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Dogs next door pushing over the asbestos fence

Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by Adelaide, 28th Jun, 2016.

  1. Adelaide

    Adelaide Member

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    Hi all,
    The next door neighbor has 2 large dogs who are pushing their way through the asbestos fence so the hole is getting greater. I popped up my side of the fence with steel rods but situation has not improved. Neighbor is out of work single mum with a liking for the bottle.
    I haven't talked to her yet. My amazing tenants don't leave the kids in the back yard any more in case they break through the fence.

    Obviously I need to talk to her but I don't see that she can do anything. I know she hasn't saved the money to replace the fence with me.

    If I put colourbond fence in, they can dig under the fence. If I put Supersix fence in, the gales of wind that blow though could blow it over.

    Any suggestions about the fence and the neighbour?
    Pics from 2014 when problem was not there.

    Many thanks
     

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  2. Propertunity

    Propertunity Exclusive Real Estate Buyers Agent Business Member

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    As a LL you probably have a common law obligation to keep your tenants safe from neighbour dogs and asbestos fibers. If it were me, I'd get 3 x quotes to replace the fence, notify your neighbour in writing with the quotes, pick one and get the work done. Seek reimbursement 50-50 from your neighbour in line with the Dividing Fences Act in your state. Do it now without delay.
     
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  3. Adelaide

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    Thanks Propertunity. I checked out the fence. The hole isn't really big. The problem is the dog can jump that high! And while I was there, jumped the fence and took off down the road.
    I have let the rangers know and they advise we have to catch it in the act escaping.
    Will need to do some creative fencing I think.
     
  4. markson

    markson Well-Known Member

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    Its ok. The dogs have inhaled so much asbestos fibers that they will die of lung cancer soon.
     
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  5. Joynz

    Joynz Well-Known Member

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    I suggest painting the broken edges of the asbestos sheet to stop further fibre release.
     
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