Even though a fence can enhance your home’s privacy and provide a sense of retreat from neighbors, working with your neighbors and the authorities on your fence installation can make the process smoother and conflict-free in the future. To avoid disputes, talk to your fencing company, local regulators, and homeowner’s association to ensure that your fence complies with zoning and neighborhood guidelines. Here are some additional tips for being a good neighbor when installing a fence:
- Determine Your Property Lines: Study you home’s property lines according to surveyor data. If your new fence goes over the property line even slightly, you run the risk of having to reinstall it. If you’re unsure of where your property lines are, you can order a new survey. Just to be safe, you can consider having the fence installed a foot inside the line.
- Know Your Local Zoning Limits: Zoning regulations may limit the height of your fence. From the information in your permit, your fencing company should know about these restrictions prior to installation. Some restrictions are in place to prevent the creation of blind curves for drivers, so familiarizing yourself with zoning codes can help to maintain neighborhood safety.
- Share Plan with Your Neighbor: Talk to your neighbors about the fence you plan to have installed to reassure them that it will not be an imposition for them. Let them know that you have looked into property lines and zoning regulations ahead of time and assure them of proper maintenance. Your neighbors will appreciate a well-kept and clean fence.
- Consult Your Homeowner’s Association: If there’s an active homeowner’s association (HOA) in your neighborhood, ensure that your fence complies with the HOA’s rules. Following fence etiquette regarding style, height, and condition can help you to avoid future disputes about your fence.
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