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My neighbours put up a fence on my property to keep their dogs off my garden. It was easier to put it on my lawn rather than digging up their tarmac drive, but I paid half of the cost. The neighbours are now selling the property and are telling prospective purchasers that it is their fence. Can I remove it without their permission?

I suggest you tell your neighbours that if they fall out with you about the fence it will constitute a dispute, in which case they will have to mention it when they sell the house. This may of course deter potential buyers, so they may allow you to take the fence down. However it’s a bad idea to erect fences in this way; your neighbours could argue that you agreed to give them a slice of your land.

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