Last night when I got home we had a message on the answering machine saying that finally our Land Dept hearing for our fence will be held in 2 weeks! Yippee, now maybe we will get a new fence that means I can stop stressing everytime Gigha is out of eyeline. I am not sure the process on the day but they have allowed for an afternoon and the following morning. I mean seriously how long can it it take? All we need to say is here is what the fence looks like, can we have a new one please and if so does he have to pay half.
Best case scenario is that the neighbour is ordered to pay for his half of the costs. next best is that yes we can replace it but have to pay for the whole thing and worst case would be them saying we cant replace it. I cant see them doing that though, I mean we are replacing rural fencing with rural fencing and if they deem it 'adequate' but see our need to upgrade it for our uses then surely it is a simple matter to let us replace it and pay for it?
Our neighbour obviously received a communication too as he was driving down the fenceline last night, checking for, I dont know what. I dont even know if he was notified that we had lodged it with the Lands Board. I think he may have thought we had forgotten about it. Ha NOT likely bucko!
I am nervous and excited!