HNF Property have recently been involved in a case requiring some detective work in North Surrey.
The case involved a collapsed fence surrounding the car park of the subject and an adjoining property.
On both sides of the fence the parties were denying liability and ownership and it required one of HNF’s surveyors attending site and examining the evidence.
Such disputes are not always easy to resolve.
When examining such situations, you can refer to title deeds and site plans but these are not always helpful.
On site you should be looking to see who has the “fair”, i.e. good, side of the fence and who has the one that shows the construction – the posts, the Arris rails etc.
In essence, the owner of the fence has the back. You should also determine where posts have sat in the past and the line of the fence. Additional assistance can be had by consulting any plans, past photographs, etc.
I am pleased to report that we were able to convince all parties with the evidence that we had found and the matter was quickly and easily resolved without recourse to legal action.