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Old 04-15-2009, 05:12 PM   #1
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How much does it cost to move a fence?

The neighbors beside me have their fence about 3 feet over onto my property line down the side. It goes from the front corner of their house back to rear of the property line. (Our lots are only .2 acres). How much should it cost to have the one side moved over by a few feet?

I just bought the house and told them I would cover getting the fence moved as long as I could connect my fence to theirs, which they agreed to.
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Old 04-15-2009, 05:13 PM   #2
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pick it up and move it. done
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Probably roughly the same as someone would charge you just to fence in that length, minus material costs. They'll still have to dig post holes, level posts, and attach pickets or whole panels or whatever kind it is, plus they'll have to pull the posts out of the original holes.

Or you can rent a power auger and bring a couple buddies over for a few hours.
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Probably roughly the same as someone would charge you just to fence in that length, minus material costs. They'll still have to dig post holes, level posts, and attach pickets or whole panels or whatever kind it is, plus they'll have to pull the posts out of the original holes.

Or you can rent a power auger and bring a couple buddies over for a few hours.
What does it cost just to fence in?
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I just put in mine.. Which was like 54 linear feet. Materials wise it cost me like $280dlls.

I did the labor so im not sure.
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I just put in mine.. Which was like 54 linear feet. Materials wise it cost me like $280dlls.

I did the labor so im not sure.
What kind of fence did you put in?
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a normal wooden fence

like this
http://www.ballardfence.com/images/woodfence6_small.jpg
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If their fence is 3 feet into your property shouldnt they pay? There should be some sort of ticket or citation for doing that.
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Most places here charge around $12 a foot which includes material. To move it back I would charge $8 a foot because of doing double the work.

Is moving it really worth that much?
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U should def get it done. someone i know is going through a WHOLE BUNCH OF **** because a neighbor tried to say that "because they didn't put the fence in the right place, it's my land"..........

some weird law about how you can lose your property if the fence isn't in the right place?
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Just along the back of my yard (72 feet long straight across), nine 8 foot panels (6 feet high) is costing me $1700 (that includes posts, labor and takeaway of the old fence). This is PVC, not wood (PVC was cheaper than cedar).

Someone mentioned it earlier and it varies state by state I would believe, but if there fence is on your property after a certain number of years that part of your property will become their property. And look at it this way, you are paying the property taxes for the land so you might as well get all you are paying for. 3 feet doesn't sound like much but its the principle.

I'm assuming since you bought the house recently you have a survey showing where the property line is. Since they are your neighbor, depending on how well you want to get along with them in the future you can politely ask that they pay to move their fence to the property line (or whatever distance your town/county requires) or demand they move it and if they say no get the town/county involved to come and inspect it which could result in fines for them.
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Finally had the back part of my fence replaced since Ike hit in September. But the guy doing it cut me a huge deal. 80 ft. with cedar and that board along the bottom (term escapes me) cost $900. Luckily my neighbor and I split the cost because we have a "common fence." Oh, and he also hauled away the old wood.
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You plan on having a party on that three feet?
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You plan on having a party on that three feet?
It's his 3 feet, he should be able to use it.

IMO you already stepped into the **** when you agree'd to pay the costs before you looked to see what they were.
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