How to deal with landlord neighbor and fence issue
My brother lives in an end unit freehold townhouse. His directly attached neighbor is a renter and the landlord purchased the home last year as an income property. My brother approached the landlord about the fence in the backyard dividing the two properties because it was leaning very badly to his side and thinks it need to be replaced all together.
The fence was never installed properly to begin with and the footings seem to be maybe 2 feet deep at the most.
The landlord next door said he would look into it and the next day my brother saw that the fence had been pulled semi straight and tied to a piece of steel bar with yellow rope. The landlord did this at two posts.
My brother assuming that this was the only solution, moved his shed to cover one of these unsightly ropes and to help hold up the fence.
My brother also lives in East Gwillimbury where I bought my home nearby.
This landlord obviously does not care to fix this properly but does my brother have any legal footing here? What can be done if anything?
here are some pics of the fence and repair.