California Good Neighbor Fence Law Letter
If you’re having a problem with your neighbor, your first step should be sending them an appropriate notice. This guide will show you exactly what kind of letter to send, depending on the nature of the issue.
# Step 3: Getting All Section Topics at Once
So far we’ve only been able to get section topics one at a time. The below code is a function that can get all of them at once when given the user’s inputted outline. We’ll use it in our final code for the blog post writer app!
Notice of Intention to construct a fence
You must provide notice of your intention to construct a fence to the owners of adjoining property at least 30 days before construction. The notice should include:
- The name, address and telephone number of the person who is constructing or proposing to construct the fence
- A description of each side of the property involved in erecting or constructing the fence
- A map showing proposed location where you plan on building your fence
Notice to neighbor regarding costs of fence
The California Good Neighbor Fence Law requires that you give notice to your neighbor before beginning any fence construction. The notice should include:
- The purpose and location of the fence (i.e., whether it will be for privacy, for pets, or for other reasons)
- An estimate of how much it will cost to build the fence
- A date when construction will begin
Letter to neighbor regarding cost of fence
I am planning to build a fence along the boundary between our properties, and I’d like your input on the following matters:
- The type of fence you would prefer.
- The location of the fence. If you have thoughts on this matter, please let me know so that we can discuss them further.
- The cost of constructing the fence. If you have thoughts on this matter, please let me know so that we can discuss them further or provide suggestions for how it might be reduced while still providing adequate protection against animals entering onto your property in an effortless manner (e.g., by digging under or climbing over).
Letter to arrange meeting over fence
Dear [neighbor’s name],
I am writing to request a meeting with you, as per California Civil Code §841 and California Civil Code §843.
Our first meeting will be held on [date] at [time]. The meeting will take place at my home address: [address]. Please arrive by [time] so that we can begin the process of establishing our “Good Neighbor Fence Law” (GNFL). If you have any questions or concerns about this letter before then, please contact me at [phone number].
In addition to discussing some general topics related to the GNFL law and its implementation, specifically including how it applies in our particular case, I also want to review several documents with you:
- A copy of your current deed/title (if applicable) or other evidence showing ownership; -Your current contract with your utility company(ies); -Any photos taken by yourself or others during construction which may show violations of GNFL. If possible, would you please bring these documents with you? We’ll need them for reference during our discussions today.
If you’re having a problem with your neighbor, your first step should be sending them an appropriate notice.
The first step in resolving a conflict with your neighbor is to send them a formal notice. A good neighbor fence law letter can help you accomplish this, but it is important to understand what a notice is and how it can be used effectively.
If your neighbor has built an addition onto the house or garage that blocks your view of the mountains, for example, you may choose to send them a notice. In this case, the notice should contain:
- Your name and address (including city)
- The name and address of your neighborhood association or homeowners’ association if applicable
- A description of what happened (for example: “The new addition on my neighbor’s house blocks my view of Mount Shasta.” Be as specific as possible.)
If you are having problems with your neighbor regarding a boundary fence, we hope that these letters will be able to help you. Remember, the first step is always communication!