Fences provide homeowners with privacy. They can be a saving grace when you have issues with your neighbors, but they also can bring about some trouble if you do not do your due diligence before putting one up.
It is important that you understand the laws concerning fences in your area before you erect one.
Proper property lines
If you feel your neighbor may question whether your new fence is on their property, you should get a survey to clearly define each property line. This can help ensure you do not waste valuable time and money putting a fence up in the wrong place.
You also need to be careful that you do not build a fence that your neighbor could claim is a private nuisance. This would be a barrier that is 10 feet high or taller. It may also be made from questionable materials or in a way that does not appear to be for practical purposes. In other words, be careful if it’s construed as possible revenge or to bother your neighbor.
When building a fence that you are certain is on your property line, letting your adjoining neighbor know is a good idea. Many jurisdictions require a 30 day notice prior to putting up the fence.