Perplexed - Who owns the fence?

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A fence has come down between my property and my neighbour's but neither of our title plans show ownership/responsibility,although all other fences are marked with Ts.
In order to prevent a dispute, and for future reference, I would like to know if you are in a position to clarify this.
My neighbour's address is 1, Musgrave Close, Dovercourt, Harwich, CO12 3UJ.
My address is 20, Whinfield Avenue, Dovercourt, Harwich, Co12 3UL.
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Posted 3 years ago

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Morning Melvyn - the title plan will very rarely reveal such information and it is the register and then, sometimes, a deed or document referred to on the register that contains the information you are looking for. But every property tends to be different with regards such things. Our FAQ explains this further

From your post I suspect what you actually mean is that you and your neighbour have both looked at the deed refererd to on each of your registers, namely the deed from the original developer, North East Essex Building Company Limited, to the first private owner. It is these deeds which refer to the T marks you mention but the fence between the two properties is not marked in either deed.

Whilst this is unusual it can happen and often it is as a result of an oversight when the original plot sales took place. They simply did not match up the T marks appropriately or they deliberately left that particular fence without a T mark. I note that the original plot sales for each proeprty are some 2 and a half years apart so I suspect that the Whinfield Road part of the development was much later.

The responsibility is not shown and deciding who is responsible or whether you share responsibility is really down to a discussion and agreement with your neighbour.

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