Installing a fence is a great way to add privacy, security, and beauty to your home and property. When building a fence, you may think all you need to do is pick out the style and the placement and call the right fence company. However, that is not all there is to it, as there are some unspoken but straightforward rules regarding proper fence etiquette that will prevent problems with your neighbors, homeowners association, and the city you live in. Let’s break down the importance of proper fence etiquette.
Double Check All Rules and Regulations
Before you start building a fence, you need to check with the official regulations to ensure that you follow the rules of your city. You don’t want to spend all the time and money to build a fence only to have a city official tell you that it is against the rules and must be taken down. Depending on where you live, there may be limitations on the style, type, or even the fence’s color. Make sure to check with your local regulations to avoid costly mistakes. Also, if you are part of a homeowner’s association, you will want to see their rules. Many times an HOA will have specific regulations that govern how a house and property should look.
Check Property Lines
You may think you know where the property line is between your house and your neighbor’s, but it is helpful to double check exactly where they are so you do not end up building on your neighbor’s property. If you still have access to it, the plat you received when you bought your home will have all the necessary information. If not, your local assessor’s office will have that information on file and will be able to share it with you. Another way is to hire a survey crew to determine the exact property lines.
Talk With Your Neighbors
It is a good rule of courtesy to alert your neighbors before building a fence. Prevent any future property disputes by communicating your plans with your neighbor on the other side of the property line. That way, they can be aware when a team of professionals comes to install the fence. While it is not required, it is always a kind gesture to give a heads up, especially if the installation may interfere with your neighbors as well.
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