[quote="carla1369"]Has anyone had any issues with neighbours not coming to the party regarding paying for half of the fencing? The suburb we are in stipulates the type of fencing, colour etc so we went through the correct avenues as outlined by the 'Fences Act'. We supplied a hand delivered (though they didn't answer the knock on their door) 30 day notice, the type of fencing and 3 quotes. We even went the extra mile and send a reminder at 14, and now 7 days.
We have been told they were hard to deal with when signing for their block originally, spoke very little English and tried to get our of paying for a lot of things.
So far they have ignored all our attempts of communication until last weekend when we rang them and they actually picked up. They spoke very little English and the last that was said 'my husband contact our lawyer' then promptly hung up on us.
I'm so mad and it's left such a bad taste in my mouth. What a great way to get off on the wrong foot with your new neighbour hey! Our other 2 neighbours we delt with the fencing was a breeze, but the main fence which runs the whole 30 metres along the side of our fence is the most important, and that's the neighbour we are having the issue with. We move in this weekend and have the whole side of our house exposed which is unsettling..not to mention we have a dog so that's made it even harder.
I'm currently trying to organise a round table meeting with an interpreter, our other neighbours who are also trying to get these problem neighbours to cough up for their half of the fence, and our land office. I guess short of taking them to court, are their any other suggestions or has anyone else had this experience? /quote]