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my neighbor has a 6ft fence.i dont know what there side looks like but our side is getting covered with mildew.i dont want to do anything.she lied about the reason she was cutting down the trees.we told her we really didnt want the fence to go up it was not nessarsary.up it went.can she come over and clean it or is it our property and she has to ask our permission?she seems to say shes doing things for one reason and really does them for another...

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:01 PM on Sep. 24, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • thats a tough one. Her property her fence, I say she is responsible for cleaning the side facing you. If she wont do it, then use a power washer and clean it yourself. Who's she going to complaine to? the police cause you cleaned the mildew off the side that faces you? I think not.

    Answer by vbruno at 5:42 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • You can use Bleach. Put one part bleach to one part water in a spray bottle and spray the fence, try not to get the solution to strong with the bleach.

    Answer by daveslady53 at 6:45 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • everything on your side of the fence belongs to you.  But your neighbor has a responsibilty to clean the fence also.


    Answer by daveslady53 at 7:06 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • The fence belongs to her if it is on her property. (should be placed right inside her property line). If not, then you both own the fence.

    Answer by heart2hand at 9:56 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • This is what we use for most cleaning (initially used as part of my daughter's 6th grade science fair project); it will take care of the mildew. It is cheap and non-toxic.
    1/4 cup white vinegar
    3/4 cup warm tap water
    1 tablespoon baking soda
    10 drops of tea tree oil (antibacterial, antifungal, etc.)
    2 drops oil of lavender essential oil (optional) (antiseptic and smells nice)
    For extra scrubbing, I make a paste with salt, baking soda and vinegar.

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:30 AM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • leave HER fence alone. she is not obligated to clean it either.

    Answer by jewjewbee at 8:28 AM on Sep. 25, 2009

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