Jan 08, 2007 1:07 pm
Happy New Year.
I've noticed that our vacant block has fences on all sides now. Once we have built, I understand that the neighbours can recoup 1/2 of the shared boundary fencing costs from me.
If this is true, then how would I know that what they are claiming is reasonable. What if they show me a fake invoice for $2k? Would I then be liable to pay $1k?
Re: Shared fencing cost3
Jan 08, 2007 7:50 pm
They should of given you notice about the fence offering a quote (or two) the type of fence etc etc if they haven't done this then they can not claim 1/2 the costs from you.
Just found this:
Let's hope my neighbour understands this and I don't have to explain it to him.
Re: Shared fencing cost4
Jan 08, 2007 7:50 pm
I actually don’t see that you should be up for any costs on this.
As your neighbours opted to put the fences up before you moved in.
Not really your concern….lucky you! That was their decision.
If the fences were there before you purchased the land, then you’re off the hook!
I guess it will depend on the neighbour. But they should have provided you with a notice of the fences going up and as said… a quote to your share of the costs. I don’t think you have anything to worry about. But if they hit you up, ask for proof of purchase, by way of a receipt.
PS...You beat me in…excellent piece of information, thanks for that!!!
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Re: Shared fencing cost5
Apr 26, 2007 3:02 pm
Just reviving an old thread...
Okay, I'm somewhat confused, but what is the etiquette regarding boundary fencing?
I thought that the cost of fencing is shared regardless of wether that fencing was built before or after the block on the other side was sold or not.
So my situation is that we have three blocks around our block - south, north and west sides. The south side block has been sold but the other two haven't.
• If I were to then build a boundary fence at what point should I inform the neighbours on the south side?
• And when can I ask for their half?
• Do I have to wait until they have finished building and moved in?
Same goes, I suppose for the future owners of the north and west blocks.
• Or do I have to wait until someone has bought the other blocks before I can really build a fence?
Re: Shared fencing cost6
Apr 26, 2007 5:42 pm
In Victoria you serve a Notice to fence on the neighbours if you don't physically have neighbours yet.
You provide at least two quotes and ask for a quick response.
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/vic/ ... /fa196867/
Re: Shared fencing cost7
Apr 26, 2007 9:33 pm
While on the topic of fencing....
I have a council land area on one boundary. I need to replace that fence.
A friend (from a different council area) suggested that I might be able to hit council up for half the cost.
Is this an accepted practice, or am I trying to get blood out of a stone?
Re: Shared fencing cost8
Apr 26, 2007 9:41 pm
The council would have to cover half under the same rules as a neighbour -should be no problems.
Friend was just in the same situation and had no issues with council paying half
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Re: Shared fencing cost9
Apr 26, 2007 11:30 pm
This is interesting reading. Our land developer has told us that we can build fences without neighbours being there and claim half the cost back from the developer. They will in turn claim this back from the individual who ends up purchasing the land.
It is all to do with the convenant having certain specific fencing requirements. Has anyone else experienced this?
This has all been said, so I will be seeking this in writing before putting up any fences, as I don't want to be caught out.
Re: Shared fencing cost10
Apr 27, 2007 12:21 am
Thanks for the links, grime.
And thanks for the replies, guys.
commodorenut, vanderlay is correct about the council paying the other half.
uncle-ant, interesting stuff you bring up. The sales agent didn't mention to us that we could get them (or the developer) to pay half while there's no neighbours. But maybe I should ask.
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