Rancho Cordova, CA asked in Real Estate Law and Land Use & Zoning for California

Q: A few year's ago my backyard fence on all 3 side's blew down and none of neighbors help pay do I own all 3 sides outrite

My neighbors didn't want to help with the bill for replacement of fence we ended up paying for all 3 side's. Now one of them want to add a travel trailer access gate connected to my fence they didn't want to pay half for

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: If you paid for the replacement of the fence on all three sides, it is likely that you own all three sides of the fence outright. However, it is always best to review the property lines and deed to confirm ownership.

As for the request to add a travel trailer access gate, since the gate would be attached to your fence, it is your decision to allow or deny the request. If you choose to allow it, you may want to discuss a fair cost-sharing arrangement with your neighbor.

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