GARDEN fences can cause a lot of grief between neighbours, because often people just don't know which side they're responsible for.
And if you don't know which side is yours… you can easily end up in a row when someone needs to shell out to fix it.
But don't worry, the fence experts have an answer for you, and it's really easy to know whose fence is whose just by looking.
The pros at Jacksons Fencing have some handy tips for avoiding the feuds and making sure only the person who owns the fence pays for it.
Speaking to Express.co.uk they explained that you need to look out for the "good side" of the garden divide.
This is because the best side would usually be fitted facing into the garden that owned it.
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The experts said: "Typically, you can guess who owns a fence by seeing where the rails are, with the fence typically facing away from their property so that their neighbour gets the 'good' side of the fence.
"This is the most secure way of facing fencing so there are no rails for anyone to use to climb into your garden. This is then repeated with the neighbour on the other side to ensure that each home has both a 'good' and 'bad' fence side."
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The professionals did specify, that while this is a good way to get an idea – it's not foolproof so you can't be certain.
The only way to be completely clear, is to refer to the title deed for the house or look it up on the land registry.
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In these documents they'll be a "T" marked on the boundary (and therefore fence) that belongs to the house.
But if the "T" is marked on both sides of the boundary and makes an "H" shape, this indicates that it is shared between both neighbours – this is known as a "party wall".
Under these circumstances, it is the responsibility of both sides to maintain the fence.
If it's your neighbour's responsibility to look after the fence, and they're not doing a good job of it – unfortunately there's not a lot you can do.
The experts at Jacksons Fencing said: "Frustratingly, there is no way to make your neighbour repair their fence, even if it is rotting and making your garden look unsightly.
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"You can look to hire a disputes expert but this will go down as an official dispute and will have to be declared when selling your house.
"The only way to get around this would be to install your own fence within your boundary right next to it."
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