How best to avoid a fence problem with neighbors
I'd love to hear some thoughts on how best to avoid any potential fence problem with my neighbors. An ounce of prevention...
I bought a house 3 years ago with LOTS of deferred maintenance. The rotting side fences are one of the things that needs to be updated. (Front and back are fine)
So... I was talking to my very nice new neighbor about fences and he mentioned that they would be willing to pay half the cost. And it sounds like we're interested in the same kind of fence, so it may work out.
What I'd like to know is are there any potential issues you foresee with splitting the cost of a fence? Who ends up "owning" the fence and does it really matter? It would probably need to be on my property since their yard is very narrow on that side. So does that mean that it would technically be my fence? Does it matter who owns it for anything other than maintenance purposes? Insurance maybe?