How do I know which side of the fence is mine?

neighbours arguing over a fence
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Which side of the fence is mine? If you are looking for an answer to this question then you have come to exactly the right place. 

The world of fence rules can be a confusing one leading to all kinds of trouble for homeowners, such as disputes over who owns what, shirking of maintenance responsibilities and even issues over planning permission when it comes to making certain changes.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.