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Can I attach my new fence to my neighbors posts and fence?

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Posted by: from Saint Thomas
3/9/2014 at 9:04:42 PM

My neighbor has a chaain link fence along a portion of the property line. I want to extend it the entire length of the back yard.

Can I attach my fence to theirs?

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Date/Time3/10/2014 at 8:00:48 AM

It's best to talk to your neighbour first, you can avoid a lot of possible headaches. Also talk to your cities building department about it. Most of the time if the fence is on the property line, you both own it and are responsible for repairs. so you would be able to use the existing posts. However if it is one foot on his side of the property line, then he would own the fence outright and you can not touch it.

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Date/Time3/10/2014 at 10:52:19 AM

I agree with James from Phoenix Renos and Repairs. Discussing it with your neighbor is the first step then contact your building department to review any bylaw concerns. Most municipalities have restrictions on type, height, etc on fencing. Sometimes the bylaws vary by subdivision so it is worth asking about.

Good luck with your project.

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Tom from Whitestone in Vernon
Date/Time3/10/2014 at 4:40:10 PM

No, not without consulting neighbor. Even though they might agree for your own benefit place a separate post. It might prevent future problems, and the cost is minimal.

Tom

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Date/Time3/13/2014 at 9:11:03 PM

Hi Norm,

Talk to your neighbor first. It makes life a lot easier.

Be sure the fence is on the property line, then build off the posts. You will have to check with the city, and have them come out and mark the property lines for you.

Regards,

James Fram

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