Building, fixing or replacing a dividing fence
This figure is a flow chart with labelled boxes linked by lines. The flowchart describes the action that you and your neighbour can take, after you have spoken to your neighbour about fixing, replacing or building a dividing fence.
Each box in the flow chart contains a hyperlink to further information.
The action you take will depend on your responses to each step in the flow chart. The flow chart is described as a list of 7 steps in which possible actions are listed beneath each step.
Step 1. You or your neighbour want to build, fix or replace a dividing fence [link to Talk to your neighbour]. Possible action:
Step 2. You come to an agreement [link to Agreement in writing]. Possible action:
Step 3. The agreed fencing work is not done, or there is a dispute [link to Enforcing an agreement]. Go to Step 4.
Step 4. You or your neighbour take steps to enforce the agreement [link to Enforcing an agreement].
Step 5. You cannot agree [link to Can't agree]. Go to Step 6.
Step 6. You or your neighbour serve a Fencing Notice. Possible action:
Step 7. You cannot agree [link to Can't agree]. Possible action: