DIVIDING FENCES ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Classes of land to which this Act does not apply

   3   Interpretation

   4   How expenses of dividing fences to be apportioned

   5   When a fence is sufficient

   6   Power of occupier of land to require his neighbour to agree as to making a dividing fence between them

   7   As to cases where the boundary between two holdings is a river, gully or watercourse

   8   Cases of excessive expenditure

   9   Power to Resident Magistrate to refer matter to Surveyor

   10   Consequences of damage to dividing fence by an occupier of an adjoining holding

   11   Remedies of tenant and landlord as between themselves in respect of moneys exacted for fencing purposes

   12   Power to tenant to give notice to landlord of any requisition under this Act, and procedure thereon

   13   Powers, etc in favour of occupiers, etc making or repairing dividing fences

   14   Disabilities of occupiers refusing or neglecting to agree in making a dividing fence

   15   Service of notice when land is vacant and the residence of the owner is unknown

 

THE DIVIDING FENCES ACT

[Date of Commencement: 22nd May, 1888]

Cap 101.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Dividing Fences Act.

2   Classes of land to which this Act does not apply

   Nothing in this Act shall be deemed to apply to a case where land adjoins uncultivated and untenanted land being the property of the Crown, or vested in the Commissioner of Lands for any public purpose, or any public road.

3   Interpretation

   In this Act-

   "dividing fence" means any fence which separates any holding from any other, and shall be deemed synonymous with the term "line fence";

   "fence" includes wall, bank and hedge;

   "occupier" includes the owner of any land whether in possession by himself or by any person for him.

4   How expenses of dividing fences to be apportioned

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