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As discussed in your column recently, we had to replace our fence panels and decided to put them on “our” side of the posts, thereby gifting the width of the posts to our neighbours. We’re now refurbishing our sunlounge, and really do need those extra few inches. Can we move the fence panels to the other side of the posts at this late stage?

This may be fine, as long as you’re sure it’s your fence and the panels will still run along the original boundary line, but it will depend on how long the fence has been in its current position. You will have to gauge whether this will upset your neighbours and if so whether it’s worthwhile. For the avoidance of any dispute, it would be advisable to discuss the matter with your neighbours first.

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