With all the posts recently about home owners’ authority concerning boundary location and the reliance on fences, I thought it was a goodtime to revisit the question of “Where do you advise your client to build a fence?” Let’s use this scenario that has different conditions. Very expensive estate lots with very pricey homes with many amenities. Desirable location located on an old S/D plan but the homes have mostly been built in the last 20 +/- years in a suburban setting. Reliable surveys have been made through the years. Corners should be recovered or reset without any problems. I am thinking estate homes with a $1.5- $3 million value 1. Client wants to build fence. Do you advise to erect the fence on the line or offset the fence? Homeowner has a fear that if he offsets the fence, a future adjacent owner will think possession is to the fence. 2. Client and neighbor have tentatively agreed to build the fence together for cost of survey and construction. Does your advice change? 3. Another adjacent owner hears of the neighbors’ plan and want ’in’ also to erect a fence along another line of the common properties. Let’s say it is the rear line. Does advise change again? Fence is probably for the purpose of privacy and security. Not a rural or average lot scenario. Fence wil probably be of high quality material and construction methods. If the fence is offset, will an affidavit properly secured and recorded protect the boundary from future owners? I don’t think so.