Fences make good neigh­bours

NZ Lifestyle Block - - Self- Sufficiency -

Neigh­bours are li­able for half of the cost of an ‘ad­e­quate’ bound­ary fence. In most ru­ral sit­u­a­tions this is a stan­dard 7-wire post and bat­ten fence. How­ever, it is best to dis­cuss this and de­cide on a mu­tu­ally agree­able fence and work out the cost be­fore you start any­thing.

There are al­ways ex­cep­tions where you’ll ne­go­ti­ate. For ex­am­ple, if a bound­ary is across a flood plain, you might want to do a three-wire fence with no bat­tens. If you or your neigh­bour have dif­fer­ent live­stock – they have cows, you have goats – you will need to com­pro­mise on wire vs mesh.

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