Q: Who is responsible to repair shared fence between neighbors?
I have a shared fence with a neighbor that's leaning towards their side. It was already like this when I recently bought the house months ago. They wrote to me that they had the fence completely replaced including new posts in 2008. That is why they have the picket side, while I have the post side. They wrote me a letter asking me to "address and correct." However, I do not believe I am responsible for repairs. Who is responsible in repairing the fence?
The property owners who share the fence.
For example, when the fence separating my back yard from my neighbors needed to be rebuilt, I paid half and they paid half.
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