Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    3

    Default Gate Cut into Fence

    My question involves real estate located in the State of: Washington

    A wooden fence divides our housing devolpment and condo complex. The condo owner on the other side of the fence has cut a gate in the fence and now has unauthorized access to my yard. The fence is on the codo's owners property, can I board up the gate from my side?

  2. #2

    Default Re: Gate Cut into Fence

    Well if the fence is on the Condo owner's property, you can't alter or do anything that would be considered "damage" to the fence or gate. However, nothing says you can't put up your own fence or other barrier within your property boundaries to prevent someone from accessing your property.

    What you may want to consider is finding out the Condo owner's purpose or true intent of placing the gate in the fence...you may discover it wasn't installed as an access point from or to his property in case of emergency.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    3

    Default Re: Gate Cut into Fence

    My understanding from other neighbors, they use a daycare in the devolopment and use the gate to cut across instead of walking around the block to enter as everone else would.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    38,867

    Default Re: Gate Cut into Fence

    then, as hijinc said, erect a barrier directly in front of the gate on your property to make their gate useless.

    anything you install must be on your property.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    3

    Default Re: Gate Cut into Fence

    Thanks for the advice.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    California
    Posts
    666

    Default Re: Gate Cut into Fence

    It might be worth checking with the condo association. If this is a border fence, it may be maintained by the association. The gate may have been an unauthorized modification by the condo owner.

    1. Sponsored Links
       

Similar Threads

  1. Can I Gate a Right of Way
    By jerryhk91 in forum Real Estate Ownership and Title
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-23-2011, 05:39 AM
  2. Ran into Dealership Gate
    By rekm13 in forum Cars and Dealerships
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-02-2010, 01:53 PM
  3. Chain Link Fence And Wooden Privacy Fence
    By vnylbean in forum Real Estate Ownership and Title
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-01-2008, 11:32 AM
  4. Damaged Fence Footings and Replacement Fence, in California
    By Rodeo in forum Real Estate Ownership and Title
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-27-2007, 11:11 AM
  5. Avoiding Having Neighbors Attach a Gate to a Fence
    By arlene in forum Real Estate Ownership and Title
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-29-2006, 09:16 AM
 
 
Sponsored Links

Legal Help, Information and Resources