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On the Fence

May 07, 1989

Andy Lang (Handyman Q&A, April 16) gave a very informative answer to a "We want to build a fence on our property" question.

However, where should the property owner put the fence? Where is the property line? I am a licensed California land surveyor, and I get this question daily.

The only sure way is to find the existing property line markers (if any exist) or have the line or lines established by a licensed land surveyor. An agreement line between the two neighbors is fine if the neighbors don't move or change their minds. It is wiser and less expensive to place the fence in the correct position than moving an existing one over to the correct position.

LEW NICHOLS

Westchester

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