Ok, so today I found out the house we are in negotiations on needs a new back wooden fence. It backs up to a greenbelt so the back fence is metal and is fine; it is the 2 wooden shared fences between the neighbors on each side that are the problem.
So in part of the negotiations I asked that they (current owner of the house I want to buy) to replace the wooden fence in the backyard.... they said they were only responsible for the fence on the right (which is in pretty good shape and only needs a couple of boards replaced) and the other neighbor is responsible for the fence that is basically in need of replacement (ie: posts are rotted out and fence is falling down/leaning and board along bottom are rotting off/breaking).
So my question is... will I basically have to pay and replace it myself since the neighbor won't take responsibility? And how do I go about telling them? I was told it is a rental and has been rented out for a couple of years. Otherwise the house is well maintained on the outside/yard has sprinkler system etc. So technically the owner doesn't even live there. It is a small fence only about 2- 6 ft/ wooden panels and a few posts so costs shouldn't be a concern for me but I don't want my small dog escaping or having the fence fall on her.