Lawyer warned about fines for installing high fences in summer cottages

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Summer residents who install high fences that prevent the flow of light to neighboring plots may face fines. This was announced on April 12 by a member of the Russian Bar Association, Alexandra Obryvko.

“The recommended height of the fence around the perimeter of the garden plots should be 1.2-1.8 m. The fence should be made of mesh material and not violate the insolation standards by more than 50%,” the expert quotes RIA Novosti.

She skipped out that if the neighbors went to court, the owner of the site could face a fine of up to 5 thousand rubles or an order to remove too high a fence.

At the same time, she added that this measure applies only to the fence between neighboring plots, and with the mutual written consent of the owners of neighboring plots, it is possible to arrange fences of other types or their absence – this issue can be agreed with the SNT board in case one of the parties goes to court.

The specialist also pointed out that another common violation is the improper installation of the fence and, as a result, the “self-seizure” of the neighboring territory. In this case, the owner may be obliged to pay a fine of up to 1.5% of the cadastral value, but not less than 5 thousand rubles for individuals and 100 thousand rubles for legal entities, the lawyer explained.

“Always check the site plan before installing the fence. This procedure can and will take you a long time, but it is guaranteed to save you from additional costs and litigation, ”said the expert.

Less often in legal practice, there are fines for an improper type of fence – on average, it is about 500 rubles, but, most likely, instead of a fine, the owner will simply be obliged to bring the fence back to normal.

Earlier, on April 10, Elena Nazarova, the chief agronomist of the State Budgetary Institution “Greening”, gave some advice on preparing for the summer cottage season.

The expert told when to start the spring pruning of trees, how to plant fruit plants correctly, and how keeping a planting diary will help a gardener.