How to Solve Fencing Dispute between Neighbour?
Last year, one side of my fence collapsed due to old age/wind in my investment property. My neighbour decided to build a townhouse in his backyard and told me to build a new fence once his townhouse got built, since he wanted the side of the townhouse to be part of the fence (which I really dislike but that's another story).
The townhouse has now finished and he wants to build the new fence with colorbond and insists that I cover half the cost. My dilemma is that
I'm looking to sell the house in a couple of years so I don't want to spend extra money on something that won't increase the property value
All the other fence (rear and opposite side fence) are wooden so it will look really awkward to have 1 side of the fence in colorbond and the rest in wood
The original fence was removed by him without consulting me. I'm pretty sure it could have been repaired but he removed it to build his townhouse (thus I've had no fence between me and him for over half a year).
The main problem is that I don't want to splash out the cash for a colorbond and he is insisting that we split the costs 50/50 for it when I'm more than happy to build a new wooden fence.
How should I go about resolving this dispute?