Posted: 24/01/2016 at 10:03
Before you start the fence Lou - get a quote in writing (if not doing it yourself) show him it, and tell him he's jointly responsible for the boundary and liable for half the cost, as the situation isn't acceptable as it is. If the fence was his property originally, he's really liable for all of it. You can point that out to him as well and let him know that, out of the goodness of your heart, you're paying half. If you go ahead and build it, and pay for the entire thing, make sure he doesn't take liberties with putting 'stuff' on it. He's taking the p*** because he knows you'll just do it for the sake of your garden and your privacy.
I don't know what distance you have to fill, but it's not cheap to do it properly, especially getting 'a man' in