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Fencing and seeking neigbour's contribution

Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by jins13, 21st Apr, 2016.

  1. jins13

    jins13 Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    Having another excellent week of repairs, but luckily no more HWS replacements!

    I need to replace the rear fence and currently advised my managing agent to obtain a couple of quotes for me to compare as I found the first quote of $2295 colourbond fence of supply, installation and removal of old fence to be rather excessive (just the rear and not all over the property).

    I am seeking contribution from my neighbour for the fence as well, but hypothetically if they refuse to contribute to the cost, what are the possible options?
     
  2. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Wait until it falls down, then they'll have to agree to replace the fence.
     
  3. Paul@PFI

    Paul@PFI Tax Accounting + SMSF Business Member

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    In NSW - Dividing fences | Neighbours and the law

    LOL if they ask for colourbond. Give them a option if their fence are colourbond ?

    1. Draft a letter that is a compliant notice
    2. Drop by to discuss it / present it
    3. Otherwise mail it registsred post
    4. Agree on a plan incl costs and when it will be paid (They may ask for time)
    5. If they say "FY" then have matter arbitrated / decided. They will seek evidence you complied with notice, pics of fence, quotes etc.
     
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  4. Nick Valsamis

    Nick Valsamis Well-Known Member

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    You can also find out the length of the fence required and obtain your own quotes if you think the prices provided are excessive.
     
  5. jins13

    jins13 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you everyone