Dear PoPville – Should Neighbors Share the Expense of Repairing a Fence?

by Prince Of Petworth February 25, 2014 at 2:30 pm 25 Comments

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“Dear PoPville,

My community shares a large fence with our immediate neighbor, a private school. Both parties use the fence in a manner that suits their purposes. Recently, a portion of the fence fell down and needs to be replaced. My community has taken the initiative to repair the fence and now seeks money from the school to put towards the project as the school will benefit equally in its repair. Does DC have any laws on the books regarding repairing a shared fence?”


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