I think if you were to contact your attorney , he would tell you that
'there are no laws on this type of thing' . Your neighbor isnt
obligated to replace anything which is on his property or...put up
anything that fell down. If you want a fence for your pool, then, its
you who will have to provide it. Get a cheap one for now, then a better
It is relatively simple. You are most likely required to have a fence
of certain dimensions on account of your pool. She may be required to
have a fence on account of the daycare. Call state/county to find out
daycare license requirements. Then have her cited. Just make sure she
will have to get the fence up before your are required to if the
inspector cites you. I wouldn't turn a hazard into a game of chicken,
I'd get the fence up in a hurry.
Call your realtor and tell them you want your money back and your moving.
This will get the ball rolling.
Fences are put on property lines in my experience. You need a plot map which
you should have gotten with your closing papers. If the fence is on the
property line then it is the sellers responsibly to provide what you saw on
the walk through. See line one.
Got an HOA? call them.
Call an attorney and go that route if the neighbor is unwilling to deal with
Personally I would do line one. Your in for a rough time in my opinion with
the "Neighbor from Hell" I recently moved because of that.
So his neighbor is automatically the "neighbor from hell" because HE
hasn't asked if she'll go in halfers? What convoluted logic.
Yes, it would be nice if she splits the cost, but it's not her
responsibility. I'd say she's extra kind if she does split the cost.
1. In my area, unlike some of the other postings, fences are not on
the property line.
2. You applied for a new insurance policy before you closed on the
house, right? (If you got a mortgage, you almost certainly did.) You
would have had to tell them there was a pool. And they would have
asked about a fence. You are walking on ice that is not only thin, but
3. Most codes will not allow you to put up an ugly fence. In most
cases, you must put the "attractive" side facing your neighbor, i.e.
the framing is on you side, the solid stockade is on her side.
4. If you can do chain link fencing, you can actually rent it quite
inexpensively. That would save you some upfront costs and, if your
code allows chain link (most do) then that may be ugly enough for her
to put up a decent fence. (Then you can stop renting the chain link
fence and enjoy her new one.
You don't even want to know how many children drown in pools each
year. And if you are even suburban, let alone rural - you now have the
neighborhood's largest drinking pool for all of you four-legged
friends. Shine your flashlight out there tonight.
You had better be concerned.
You do not want to be liable for one of those brats the rest of your
If there is one thing I have learned about christian neighbors,
Plant vines next to your bright orange fence and grin at her when they
start to spread allover the place. Violet goes great with orange.
The laws are good if you can steal enough money to pay for them.
Death to the christian jew cop government.
Well, what is the local ordinance in your area? Do you have to fence in
your pool by ordinance or law?
If so, you also have to realize that your mortgage company can do one of two
things if they find that you are not in compliance with local ordinance,
thereby jeopardizing their collateral. They can:
1: Advance the cost of the fence to bring you into compliance and add the
amount to your existing mortgage; or
2: Accelerate the mortgage loan.
If you're stuck, you may want to approach your mortgage company and see what
they may have to offer in the line of ideas or financing.
Building a privacy fence isn't that hard, but the materials aren't cheap
either, but are nothing compared to the labor costs of hiring it done.
Your final alternative is to just sell the house and get out. Next time,
make sure what you see is yours when you buy and not someone neighbor's.
Not complicated at all. You have to put up a fence. And you better do
it quick with the pool or your neighbor might report you and you could
One more thing. If you put in your own fence, make sure it is
completely on your side of the property line..THEN paint their side of
the fence some ungodly color..if they touch it-sue them. If they don't
they will put up their own fence anyway.
It's very simple. Her fence blew down. You're required to have a
fence. You have no rights to force her to do anything with her
property for your benefit. Bitch, moan, but put up your own damned
I'm amazed that people can't work out neighbor issues themselves. You
post to a newsgroup before even talking to your neighbor?
I had a neighbor that just moved in a couple of months ago, and
obviously they were busy doing this and that, moving in, unpacking,
etc, but during this time, they really let their lawn go. We had a
LOT of rain this spring, and their grass was at least a foot long.
When I saw him outside, I didn't go running up to him demanding he cut
his lawn otherwise face legal or condo association action, I kidded
around asking if he wanted to rent my lawn mower for the weekend. He
laughed and said no, he had one. But he got my point, and a couple of
days later, his lawn was cut. We're friendly to each other, I wasn't
a dick about it, and he did his neighborly duty.
Explain the situation. Explain that you can't afford but an ugly
orange plastic fence, and see if she'd be willing to go 50/50 in with
a nice fence that you both can decide upon.
The other issue seems to be is that you've already become house poor
if you cannot afford a fence at this time. Perhaps you bought a house
beyond your means?
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