Farmers Weekly Business Clinic: Ensuring fencing is stock-proof

But who is responsible for erecting and maintaining the fencing?

The answer could lie in the respective title documents, says Thrings partner Mark Charter, an expert in agricultural rights of way, access to land and farming disputes.

Owners of livestock need to be aware of their legal responsibilities if their animals cause damage to another’s land, but as Mark explains to Farmers Weekly, a discussion between the affected parties about sharing the cost of stock-proofing the fencing could lead to a quicker and more satisfactory outcome for all concerned.

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