San Diego Real Estate–Who Has to Pay for the Fence

San Diego Real Estate–Who Has to Pay for the Fence

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in Buying Homes, CA, Community, Investment, North Park, Palm Springs, Real Estate FAQ, San Diego, Selling Homes, Uncategorized

San Diego Real Estate–Who Has to Pay for the Fence

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San Diego Real Estate–Who Has to Pay for the Fence

So, you’ve got your new home, things are going well, you’re making repairs, you’ve repainted, probably bought furniture for your new digs–things are going wonderful. There’s just one thing that’s been errking you since you bought your home–and that is… that broken down fence in the backyard.  You know you want to fix it, however, the fence boarder’s your neighbors–who does it belong to?

Well, one thing I just learned is that California is very clear who will be taking the responsibility for the cost to fix the fence.  It’s called “The California Good Neighbor Fence law.”  According to one local San Diego Attorney, the law is very clear.  If you want to put up a fence–and have the neighbor help pay for it–there are a few things that must take place.

First, you must send notice to your neighbor, prior to the work being done, letting them know that you intend on having the fence repaired.  Second, you must send notice out to your neighbor 30 days prior to work starting to let them know that the fence will be removed.  Now, the link above, shows you step by step the things you must include in your letter to your neighbor to help recover, half of the cost of the fence.

Chances are, your neighbor, is going to want to have the fence repaired themselves.  This is where that saying comes in, you get more flies with honey… well, I would invite your neighbor to help out doing research with companies to help build the fence.  Let them help by doing their research to have input into the process.  It’s all about creating the win-win.  After all, you wouldn’t want to be handed a $3,000 bill one day and have no say in it.

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