June makes a fantastic time for putting up a new fence. But maybe you want to align your fence with your property line. How should you go about doing this? There are some important points to keep in mind when getting your fence installed. Above all else, before putting your fence on property lines, take our advice first.
Survey Your Fence on Property Lines
First things first, get your property surveyed. The survey will reveal the exact boundaries of your land compared to that of your neighbor. This way, you’ll be able to tell if the new fence will fall precisely on your property line, within the line, or, gulp, across the line.
You’ll need some paperwork for this step, namely your deed from when you first acquired your house. Getting such a deed from a surveyor directly can be immensely expensive. But whatever the costs, it is much less than untangling the situation if you put the fence where it shouldn’t go.
Determine Rules Pertaining to Property Lines
Next, you’ll want to determine the exact rules pertaining to how property lines work. The proximity of your new fence to the edge of your property has many regulations set by your local county.
Be sure to also check in with the homeowner’s association for your community. Consider sharing the fence with your neighbor, especially since the new fence will more than likely overlap on your lands. The next part of the process to think about is what happens if you are inside property lines.
What To Do If You’re Inside the Lines?
Don’t forget about maintenance! Painting, staining, replacing, and mending the fence will be primarily your responsibility. If the fence is entirely within your lines, you will have to maintain it, along with getting rid of weeds and mowing the lawn around the fence.
Get in Touch with Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach Today!
Call Hercules Fence of Norfolk and Virginia Beach for your fencing needs. We have decades of experience in the fencing industry, and can offer you the best in ornamental steel, chain link, wooden fences and more. Our dedicated teams of fencing professionals are highly trained, skilled, and experienced in providing quality fence installations of any type. We’ll work with you to find a fence that bests suits your needs and budget.
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