If we rent our home and the neighbors built a fence but now they want us to pay for it, shouldn’t they be asking the home owner?

Asked on July 19, 2015 under Real Estate Law, California


S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

You are correct.  Tenants are NOT responsible for paying for a neighbor's fence.  The neighbor should contact your landlord, the owner of the property, regarding payment for the fence.  If there are any other issues regarding the fence, the dispute is between your neighbor and your landlord.

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