Putting up a new fence doesn’t just have to be a project you complete by yourself. You can always ask your neighbor to help you. But then, that brings up a different question: who should pay for it. This question can be tricky to answer, especially if you’re trying to avoid conflict with your neighbor. Let’s find out!
The first thing to think about when you are considering a new fence is where it should go. Be sure to determine where your property lines begin and where they end. By doing this, you can avoid disagreements over putting your fence on your neighbor’s land. Accomplishing this task may require assistance from a county surveyor.
Once you know where the property lines are, you can see if the fence will be on shared property. You may or may not have to split the costs of the new fence with your neighbor. Either way, you’ll have to consult the homeowners’ association of your neighborhood. That way, you can avoid any potential disputes.
On Your Property
If the fence is entirely within your yard and property, then that most likely means you are responsible for it. You’ll have to pay for all of the installation and upkeep, especially if you call on professionals to help you establish the fence. Even so, you can still ask your neighbor for some help. Still, your neighbor could refuse to help.
Communication is Key
Regardless of how the process goes, never forget that communication is key. If the fence has been there for years and is in need of repairs or replacement, bring it up in a meeting with your neighbors. The details around the fence, such as what it is made of, how tall it can be, and the kinds of decorations you can use, all need to be sorted out so no one is confused when there is an issue with the fence once it is ready for use.
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Hercules Fence Northern Virginia has countless fencing options for your home and commercial property. Whether you’re excited about a beautiful vinyl chain link fence or already planning out your custom wood commercial fence, we are ready to help you frame and secure your property. Hercules Fence Northern Virginia has been providing homeowners with quality fences for over 50 years. We are well equipped to meet your needs, whether they are residential or commercial. Contact us to see how a beautiful wood fence can protect your property by giving us a call at 703-551-2609 or visiting us online. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Flickr.