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Old 03-21-2012, 12:42 PM
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Yeah, I think it may be a problem later if I put the fence inside the property line. Then the neighbor could remove the common fence and have a larger yard, and I think after a certain time could possibly claim property. In any case could be causing a problem. My back fence is already inside my property line. TXU has right of right so none of the neighbors could fence in at the actual property line. But we knew this going in. But when we have a lots of backyard guests we can open the back and utilize the area.

My issues with a common fence are.

1. You have to stay with the same kind of fence or set off a chain reaction of people having to go along with changes if the fence style is to stay uniform.
2. I'd rather not conduct business with neighbors, especially those who aren't neighborly in the first place.
Like I stated in another post, I was new to my neighborhood a little over a year ago, and one neighbor is unfriendly to the point of calling the police when I was working on my last film and he told the police we were doing a porno film. We shot a scene in my drive with two ladies in the car and my neighbor, who had never spoken to me, jumped on his cell phone. The officer who came out even pointed me to his laptop to see the report of the call on his monitor as he chuckled. I don't think he ever bought the story and never got out of his car. He may have observed us awhile before he came up.

But at some point we will have to deal with this fence when it's in need of repair. Did he really think we were making a porno film in 100 degrees in the front of the house?
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:45 PM
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Here is an idea. Why not plant a very fast growing tree/shrubs that can be planted so that eventually they will grow together and grow very tall, say up to 10-15 feet. Then you will have some privacy without the cost and you can look out at a sea of green instead of an old fence. HTH!
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:24 PM
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Guess there's no hurry. Will take the time to think it through.
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:16 PM
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When our common fence needed to be be replaced me and my neighbor came to a agreement. He bought the materials and I did the labor.
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