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Fencing Policy

Fencing Policy

Havebury has a fencing policy to clarify our responsibilities in providing and maintaining fences around your home.


My fence needs replacing how long would this take?

Due to the high demand for new fencing at households, the average waiting time is approximately 12 months. Although this can vary depending on a number of circumstances.


My fence is dangerious and 12 months is too long to wait. What can I do?

It’s your responsibility for the wellbeing of adults, children and pets in the garden; Havebury would not be liable for any injury caused by fencing issues. If you consider the fence to be ‘dangerous’, please report it and one of our technicians will inspect the fence within the first four weeks to see if any temporary repairs can be made. We will also offer to remove the fence – but the fence may still not be replaced within 12 months.


My fence needs replacing how long would this take?

Regardless of what your previous fence used to be or who installed it, Havebury does not replace fences on a like for like basis. We will install 6ft timber fencing to public boundaries only, or a 3ft chain link with a 6ft privacy panel will be installed to dividing boundaries. Havebury no longer offer the facility to pay to upgrade the fencing.


My fence needs replacing how long would this take?

If a dividing boundary is shared, Havebury cannot enforce a homeowner to contribute. Any fence which is jointly owned by Havebury and the owner (private), neither one of us can repair or replace it without the consent of the other and if one party doesn’t wish to repair or replace the fence, there is nothing the other party can do to force the issue. This may not be what you would expect where there is a party fence but this is the legal advice from our solicitors. If the repair/replacement of the fence is made due to deliberate damage, the relative party will be expected to pay for the works via a recharge.


My fence needs replacing how long would this take?

Yes – Our new and updated fencing policy applies to all tenants, irrelevant of age, gender, marital status, religion or income.


My fence needs replacing how long would this take?

Yes – Although you will need to apply for permission from Havebury Housing Partnership before starting any works.


My fence needs replacing how long would this take?

Got a question about fencing? Please contact the team at homeimprovements@havebury.com.


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