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A couple who accused their neighbour of building a hazardous fence on their land have revealed how they got their revenge – by building an even bigger fence to block the structure.
The Darlington couple, named Kath and Steve, spent £400 on building materials in their row with their ‘Karen’ neighbour.
They claimed they gave the neighbour 24 days to remove the fence, then decided to build a 6ft-tall fence around it when the neighbour apparently took no action to get rid of it.
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In a TikTok video, the couple said: ‘Dear Karen, please remove your dilapidated and hazardous fence from our land, we told her verbally last year.
‘We followed this up by a written served letter detailing the position of the boundary. After 24 days in total ”Karen” did nothing so the hubby put in new posts on our land, built a new frame and constructed a 2m new fence.
The British couple, named Kath and Steve, spent £400 on building materials in their row with their ‘Karen’ neighbour
‘When you purchase your house you may have your boundary details on your deed information or on land registry.’
Their video has since gained 7million views, with comments turned off on the post.
Following the original video, the couple used the opportunity to educate other homeowners and shared an FAQ clip to address the matters brought up in their original post.
They wrote: ‘Some Fence FAQs based in the UK, after the blow up of the last fence reel hitting 5M views, we hope this answers many of the DMs we have received. K&S’
They explain: ‘The most common way to find out who owns what side is to refer to the title plan, land registry or details on your house purchase forms.
‘On newer builds via land registry, the ‘T’ mark is used to indicate who the boundary belongs to and therefore who is responsible for its upkeep.
‘If you have an ‘H’ mark then you and your neighbour have joint responsibility of the boundary fence’.
They claimed they gave the neighbour 24 days to remove the fence, then decided to build a 6ft-tall fence around it when the neighbour apparently took no action to get rid of it
They spent a total of £400 on materials, they said
They continued: ‘In the UK, fences can be a maximum of two metres (approx 6.5ft) in back gardens.
‘If you would like to install fencing that exceeds 2M then you must seek planning permission before commencing work.
‘If your property is in a conservation area or is a listed building then permission to make changes to a boundary may be needed’, they conclude.