The neighbor that lives on the opposite side of my property has a seriously dilapidated fence that spans over 400 feet crossing. Not onlly my property, but also my next door neighbors as well there are sections missing and fallen over, missing pickets and nails sticking out.
I have repaired it several times myself, However a recent storm has knocked down 25% of the fence on my next door neighbors side.
It needs repair/replacement, but since it isn't my fence I'm not the one who's going to do it.
Now, legally my neighbor doesn't have to do anything and I completely understand that. I also understand that in this economy many people can't afford to pay for such a costly repair. All I would like to know is if my dear neighbor has any intention of repairing the fence. I wouldn't expect him to if he was disabled or unemployed, and I am not going to hold him accountable because realistically I can't. I'm more or less looking to send him a very friendly letter asking him about it, sort of to show him that it's bothering me a little.
I was hoping that some of you could help me find the right words. I do not wish to be confrontational, and I would like him to know that if he is incapable of fixing it for whatever reason, I completely understand.
I'm not the type to knock on doors because that could be perceived as threatening, plus I have never seen or met him.
Thank you for any help!