Man builds high fence around newly married couple's house

Man builds high fence around newly married couples house

Lancashire - The couple had moved from rented accommodation and are now considering their own solicitor.



By Web Report

Published: Mon 28 May 2018, 3:47 PM

Last updated: Mon 28 May 2018, 5:53 PM

When a newly married couple returned from honeymoon they were devastated to find a 6-feet wooden fence around their house in Blackburn, Lancashire.
Thomas Entwistle, 27, and his wife Rebekah, 24, said the wooden barrier seems 'like the Berlin Wall' erected just 2-feet from their front door and living room windows, obstructing the view entirely.
The couple moved into the £220,000 four-bedroom property on Persimmon Homes Brook View, just before last Christmas. They returned to their home after an 11-day honeymoon in the Dominican Republic earlier this month. Entwistle, a music teacher, said the fence has been erected by a nearby farmer as a result of an ongoing legal dispute with the developer who built the home.
Now, Entwistle is at loggerheads with the developer as the property builder claims that none of the land is encroached. While, it is believed that the fence was erected by the owner of nearby Upper Mickle Hay Farm in a dispute with Persimmon over land borders.
"This was our dream home and now it's turned into a nightmare - it feels like we are imprisoned in our own house by this fence due to a land dispute which is nothing to do with us," Entwistle was quoted in Daily Mail as saying.
He added, "Rebekah and I have just started our own business and had to fight to get a mortgage and then to get this house. We bought it because of the view which has now been replaced by a huge wooden fence."
The disheartened couple who married in July are now not sure they will continue to live in the fenced house. Entwistle said, "We're not even sure we want to live here now. Even if the fence gets taken down there is no guarantee it won't come back later or even be extended around the back - we are in fear of that."
The couple had moved from rented accommodation and are now considering their own solicitor.
 


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