Redditor Asks If It Would Be Awkward To Ask New Neighbors To Pay For Half Of The Already Existing Fence That Separates Their Lots
Welcome back to another post today that we are going over from the Reddit page's AITA thread. These Reddit pages are so great because people get to go through there to get unbiased opinions and advice from people that don't know them and have no bias toward them.
Really these threads are meant for people to get an unbiased opinion from the people that comment on them, which is why we love looking into these stories because we get to see what people have to say about it. Ultimately people come to see if they are wrong or right for acting or reacting to a situation a certain way.
Today, we are going over a situation where a person is wondering if it would be a bad move to ask their neighbor to pay for half of their fence. The backstory helps OP out a bit because they explain that the fences are mandatory, and the neighbor will need to put the fence up anyway, so paying for half of it would make sense.
However, they're still a little worried about how the neighbor will take the question. So if you want to see hat sorts of advice people had to give them in the comments, then stay tuned as we dive into this story.
OP starts off by explaining their situation with the neighborhood and what their rules are for the fencing on their property.
OP says that they want a fence really soon and they explain more about what the requirements for this fence would be. They say they want to ask their neighbor to pay half of it.
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OP says that it woul dmake sense and be cheaper on them both to split the cost of the fence that way since they both will have to get one.
They go on to say that they wouldn't mind paying full for it themselves if it was just their fence but the neighbors will have to get one as well.
Starting off, the comment obviously immediately said that she was NTA for wanting to ask, but they had a lot of questions concerning the agreement.
OP actually replied to that comment and answered a little bit more about the fencing situation.
This person said they are NTA and that slitting the cost makes the most sense to them based on the circumstances.
This person explained a situation where something happened like this in Australia and it went to the courts.
They explained the outcome of the situation saying that they would have to split the bill, but not everyone agreed with that.
It might be an awkward situation but that neighbor should pitch in at least half for the fence.
This person gave us some statistics on this situation and it turns out that fences are one of the biggest disputes between neighbors.
This is another post that isn't that serious because there isn't a huge situation going on. We love posts like this in comparison to some of the other posts we see regarding huge family situations.
Regardless people said OP wasn't wrong and that the neighbor should pay their half.