Neighbour Asking to Pay to Fix The Communal Fence (~5k). Am I Liable?
There is a communal wooden fence between our houses. There is an elevation difference the two houses, with my one being higher than his and there is a small gap (10 cms) between the fence and my house.
According to him, the rain water has seeped through that gap and damaged the bottom of the fence. He is asking me to fully cover the expenses of repairing the fence as well damage to his backyard gate. The damage to gate has been caused due the fence bending as a result of the water.
Personally, I do not think that I am liable as I fail to see where my fault in this lies. However, I am hoping to get some of the Ozb wisdom if anyone has anything to offer.
Also, would this be covered by home insurance?