Neighbour owner damaged fence when moving out

Discussion in 'Legal Issues' started by thesuperman, 20th Jan, 2020.

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  1. thesuperman

    thesuperman Well-Known Member

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    When moving out the neighbour next to us badly damaged one part of the fence between our properties, which is now broken with big gap in the fence. They didn't sell, but have put tenants in and are renting it out. How can we get that owners details to make them pay/fix the fence they damaged? Is there some way the public person can search owner details of any property? Any recommendations for legal steps involved to get that property owner to pay/fix the fence? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Ouga

    Ouga Well-Known Member

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    "Trying is the first step towards failure" Homer
    Reach out to the real estate agency and explain the problem maybe?
    You could google the address and find the for lease ad and get the details of the agency there or maybe ask the tenants the details of the property manager.
     
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  3. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    If you claimed on insurance the insurer would go looking for the person who damaged the fence, wouldn't they? But I guess you have no proof? And better if you don't have to bring an insurer into it I guess.
     
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  4. SeafordSunshine

    SeafordSunshine Well-Known Member

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    Dear Superman,

    Photograph the damage. Note the time and date, and the impact on security , privacy etc on you and neighbouring tenants, then
    1. ask the managing agent for contact details or for them to pass them on
    if no response:
    2.Write a letter to the council, they should forward it to the owner if you ask them.
    3 This is an all guns blazing response :
    I think there is a ' Notice to Fence' (NSW) document you can send them, which gives them (14) days or so,
    if not you will arrange fencing and send 50/0 of the bill
    If they don't pay you instigate proceedings.
    Also document your efforts as a diary.
    I hope this helps
    I am not a solicitor.
     
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  5. thesuperman

    thesuperman Well-Known Member

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    Thanks all, will take a look into these options.