Last week, we talked about how to install a residential fence and keep your neighbors happy at the same time. But what if your neighbor damages your new fence? Residential fence damage can be a tricky situation. Because the fence is on the border between two properties, it can sometimes be difficult to assess who is responsible for damage. What do you do if your neighbor’s tree falls on your fence? What if your neighbor is intentionally leaning and piling things against your fence that are damaging it? In any case, it’s good to know who is responsible and what actions to take if your neighbor refuses to compensate you for the damage.
Who is Responsible?
In most cases, if your neighbors damage your fence, they are responsible for providing you with compensation. In the case of a tree falling on your fence, their insurance may cover the damages. There are some cases where your insurance would be responsible for covering the damage to your fence. It’s best for both parties to contact their insurance providers to settle the dispute. If your neighbor has been intentionally damaging your fence, you can sue in small claims court. Just remember, this will affect your relationship with your neighbor; try talking to them first to see if they’re willing to pay for the damages. You never know when something that seems intentional was actually just an accident. If you do end up going to small claims court, make sure to be prepared with photos and documentation of asking for compensation.
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