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How high can I build my front fence?How high can I build my fence?

If applying for a new fence approval from your local authority, most fence laws and requirements are documented in a local county development plan. Generally, in most states (and many countries),  front fences can be built up to 3′ (0.9m) high.

If the surrounding properties have a higher fence it is safe to assume you can build a fence to the same height.

This measurement is taken from the ground level on the higher side of the fence and therefore, does not include retaining walls. There are some exceptions:

One exception to this rule is where you may live in a development where a developer has placed a covent over the height or style of fencing in order to keep a uniform look to the development, or to protect individual owners views or privacy.

Another exemption can occur where your property boundary is shared with a national park or declared fire hazard where the local council may place a restriction on the fence material used in the construction and/or the height of the fence.

Can I build my boundary fence higher then 6′ (1.8m)?

Privacy is a common cause of dispute between neighbors, but privacy is a 2 way thing! If your neighbor can see you in your kitchen from their lounge room, then you can see them in their lounge from your kitchen!

So What Should I Do?

The first thing is to speak with your neighbor. If you are both in agreement you can provide a privacy screen to the top of the fence, or even increase the fence height. If no other neighbors are effected then you can simply proceed.

What If My Neighbor Objects?

If you cannot gain the approval of your neighbor you can lodge a development application for small projects or speak with your local council representative. A development application will allow the council to assess the fence height request and may or may not approve it depending on individual circumstances.

An easier way is to plant a natural hedge or consider a privacy screen 3′ (900mm) on your side of the fence line.

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Do I need a survey for my new fence?Does my fence have to be exactly on my boundary?

In simple, the answer is NO. Sometimes it is not possible to place a fence on the exact boundary. Such an example would be where a cliff face separates the two properties. You need to provide a fence at the top of the cliff regardless of whether that is on the boundary or not. View www.alldayfencing.com/adfcouncil.php for more information.

If the fence is not on the boundary, who owns it?

As discussed above a fence does not have to be located exactly on the boundary, however the fence is still a boundary fence and is accepted by both neighbors as the boundary of their properties. Therefore if the fence required replacement both neighbors still equally share the cost of replacing a similar fence.

Should I have a survey done for my new fence?Do I need a survey for my new fence?

For the reason above it is not required that the fenceline be surveyed if both neighbors are in agreement as to the location. If your home has just been built and no fences currently exist a survey is recommended and may be part of the development/building application. If you are constructing a concrete, stone or brick fence this must be approved by your local county office prior to construction.

I want to build a brick fence and my neighbor wants a less expensive timber fence. What can I do and who should pay?

If you prefer a more expensive fencing, unless your neighbor is in agreement, they are only liable for half the cost of replacing a similar fence. You would have to pay the difference.

How should I approach my fencing repairs when my neighbor is a apartment block / commercial building?Do I need a survey for my new fence?

For dealings with property managers or private companies it is crucial that they are informed prior during and after the course of the job. The most appropriate method is to send written correspondance prior to proceeding with any works. Your letter should state your intentions and their responsibilities regarding access and payment. Download our collection of ‘Letters To Serve Your Neighbors RE: FENCING’. Cut and paste the required letters and send as needed. Letters to serve your neighbors includes legal advice for the correct follow up proceedure to ensure you are reimbursed the costs you are owed and avoid costly neighbor disputes.

 

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What sets my house apart?How many times have you heard someone advise to ‘put out the fresh flowers and brew some coffee?’  Or maybe you have been told that your property will sell with some small improvements?

Sellers have a mind-boggling task trying to decide which improvement is going to benefit them the most in their home sale. Should I rebuild the Kitchen, the bathrooms or renovate the yard? Everybody, including most agents, will recommend many ways to improve the property at your cost!

What sets my house apart?Agents fall for the same trap. After being invited into the property to view, they start to advise on improvements, even simple ones like re-painting walls or polishing floors.

So What’s the Secret? What would clients prefer to see than renovated kitchens or bathrooms?

Clients may have a list of requirements when they intend to inspect property. Some have requirements such as the number of bedrooms, bathrooms or car spaces. It may be that they require a pool, views, aspect or other considerations, however, all this goes out the window when confronted with the reality of viewing properties for the first time.

When selling a property you must place yourself in the purchasers shoes. How do they feel when first viewing the property from the street? What feelings or emotions are they likely to have and how does this affect their judgement?

What sets your house apart?Some potential purchasers walk into a home, look at a kitchen in poor condition and exclaim: ‘this house has a terrible kitchen, I could never live here’,  while others may say ‘The kitchen is in poor condition, I could have a new kitchen installed’.

Sure the client have certain requirements and expectations, but what is it that gets them to walk through the front door with the right attitude in the first place? (it’s not the kitchen!)

After 30 years in the construction and real estate industries it is apparent that there are 3 overwhelming factors that will help you sell your home for the right price! These are factors that not many people take into account when compiling their list of requirements.

So 3 BIG tips? What Are They?

1. Privacy,

3 Tips + 1 Secret to help sell your home!Privacy is most important. The home may be beautiful inside but if overlooked by surrounding developments the private space of the home is reduced. Maybe the neighbors windows look straight into the home, maybe you feel like you are being watched no matter where you are in the house.

2. Security.

3 Tips + 1 Secret to help sell your home!The home may offer everything you want except you have the feeling of being exposed because the home does not have adequate security. You may feel exposed to the threat of intruders or it may be that your concerns are the security of your children or pets.

3. Street Appeal

3 Tips + 1 Secret to help sell your home!All clients ask to see the street frontage of the property before considering the internal layout. Sure clients want come into the office and ask for a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home with a garage but when they are considering which homes to view, it’s the street appeal of the property that gets them through the front door.

You can’t sell a home if you can’t get the clients in the door to inspect it!!!

So what would I do? Firstly, adding privacy screens and raising fence heights in selected areas to increase privacy. If overlooked from above it is best to add a pergola or outdoor covered space. If your fences are at a maximum height as allowed by the state fencing codes add a natural hedge plant or wire and vines to increase your privacy. Privacy is the number 1 reason people feel uncomfortable in a new property.

This guide to designing and building your own fencing and gates has all the information you need to make a huge difference to your home and sale values. It even contains links to the local county fence codes and a collection of letters to send your neighbors.

Security is a major issue. Some people can observe and overcome security problems but most clients feel uncomfortable in the property but can’t explain why. If you have young children your major concerns would be their welfare and security. May security issues are raised by lack of privacy so curing privacy issues can go a long way toward making your potential sale successful!

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My fence is not located on the boundary, who owns it?Does my fence have to be exactly on my boundary?

In simple, the answer is NO. Sometimes it is not possible to place a fence on the exact boundary. Such an example would be where a cliff face separates the two properties. You need to provide a fence at the top of the cliff regardless of whether that is on the boundary or not. View www.alldayfencing.com/adfcouncil.php for more information.

If the fence is not on the boundary, who owns it?

As discussed above a fence does not have to be located exactly on the boundary, however the fence is still a boundary fence and is accepted by both neighbors as the boundary of their properties. Therefore if the fence required replacement both neighbors still equally share the cost of replacing a similar fence.

Should I have a survey done for my new fence?

For the reason above it is not required that the fenceline be surveyed if both neighbors are in agreement as to the location. If your home has just been built and no fences currently exist a survey is recommended and may be part of the development/building application. If you are constructing a concrete, stone or brick fence this must be approved by your local county office prior to construction.

I want to build a brick fence and my neighbor wants a less expensive timber fence. What can I do and who should pay?

If you prefer a more expensive fencing, unless your neighbor is in agreement,  they are only liable for half the cost of replacing a similar fence. You would have to pay the difference.

How should I approach my fencing repairs when my neighbor is a apartment block / commercial building?

For dealings with property managers or private companies it is crucial that they are informed prior during and after the course of the job. The most appropriate method is to send written correspondance prior to proceeding with any works. Your letter should state your intentions and their responsibilities regarding access and payment. Download our collection of ‘Letters To Serve Your Neighbors RE: FENCING’. Cut and paste the required letters and send as needed. Letters to serve your neighbors includes legal advice for the correct follow up proceedure to ensure you are reimbursed the costs you are owed and avoid costly neighbor disputes.

 

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