We have a 32 year old Wooden fence on a Boundary between my house and the Neighbors property The fence has been over by

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Customer: We have a 32 year old Wooden fence on a Boundary between my house and the Neighbors property The fence has been blown over by high winds and the neighbor is declining to pay half of the cost for a new fence . Do I have any recourse to make him pay his share of the Fence ?
JA: What steps have you taken so far? Have you prepared or filed any paperwork?
Customer: No steps have been taken as yet
JA: Where is the house located?
Customer: ***** Kallaroo in Western Australia
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: The neighbor will probably site they cannot afford to pay the cost of teh Fence However the houses are valued at approximately $1 million
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Hi! My name is***** a solicitor in Australia, and I’m happy to help you.

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John I live in***** Kallarooo Western Australia. In a recent storm a 15 meter section of a 30 year old wooden boundary fence was blown over. My Neighbor is refusing to pay half of the cost to replace the 30 year old fence. Do I have any recourse
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John Melis, Expert

Thank you for your follow-up. The neighbour is legally required to pay half the cost. What do you need to do is issue a formal fencing notice, and if they do not agree to pay commence proceedings in the court before the fence is built.

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John. Thank you for your advise
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It was my pleasure to help you today, and I thank you for chatting with me. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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John I apologize, I clicked the first Star believing the the others would be included. Your concise reply was worth five stars not one
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Thank you kindly for your follow-up. I kindly request that you refresh your screen and click five stars as it helps me support the community.

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