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Do tall fences make good neighbours?  I really don’t know, but I do know that a modest 1.8m fence around your garden with some trellis and a few choice thorny shrubs does make a good barrier against intrusion

Click on the various heading in the left hand column to see what you can do – within the law

Please note that we do not provide legal opinion as we are not qualified to do so. We receive a lot of emails about boundary fences, often in connection with fence toppings or damage.  If you have some issue about what a neighbour or some other person has done and you feel you have been wronged please talk to the person to see if you can remedy the situation and if this fails then you should consult a solicitor.  In the first instance you could try contacting the local branch of Citizen's Advice to see if they can help.

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