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The Importance of Proper Fence Etiquette

The Importance of Proper Fence Etiquette hercules gsa

When you put up a fence, there will almost always be someone else’s property on the other side.

If you’re in the market for GSA fence installers, it is likely because you are interested in a perimeter fence for your business or property. You may think that this is very different than searching for the right contractor for your residential fencing, but it’s not. Many of the same concerns and questions will come up in each process: what is the best fencing material for my needs, how high should it be, what characteristics it needs to have, and so on. In either case, you also have to consider fence etiquette. When you put up a fence, there will almost always be someone else’s property on the other side. Before you install your new fence, consider these important points of proper fence etiquette. 

Determine Property Lines

The first and most important step of any fence installation, be it commercial or residential fencing, is to make sure that you know where your property lines are. You cannot under any circumstances, install a fence on someone else’s property without permission. (Similarly, if you are renting or leasing the property for your business, make sure you have the owner’s permission before you install a fence.) If you install a fence over your property line, your neighbor could force you to take it down and move it – yes, this is even the case if you are replacing an old fence, and that fence was over the property line. 

Talk to Your Neighbors

So, legally, you are not required to ask for permission from your neighbors (unless you live in a home with an HOA that requires neighbors’ consent). However, it’s a good practice. You should let them know that you’re planning to change or add a fence when you begin the process and then remind them closer to the installation date. In some cases, you may find that they want to go-in together on a matching fence that shares the cost of the shared side. And in almost all cases, the installers will need to be on their property to build and install the fence, so it is neighborly to let them know about it. 

Height and Placement

When you reach out to your neighbors, let them know what you’re thinking of in terms of height and placement of the fence. If the new fence is going to be very different, they may have a strong opinion about it (if, for instance, it blocks their views). Their opinions don’t have to sway your choices, but keep in mind that you’re still going to live or work next to them once the fence is installed – and that will be hard if they are unhappy about it.

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