Ok Mills builders, guess what....
I just found out, as of right now, we can't have a fence over 4 ft high. Yup. That's what the covenants say that the original developer put on the land (you know the one that went bankrupt). GRRRR Did that dumba$$ idiot even realize that MOST breeds of dogs can clear a 4 ft fence? What's the point of a fence that small? Let alone teenagers and older children? (yes, some people's kids are horrible and I have experience this already first hand at another home with a 4 ft fence that my then boxer cleared, along with teenagers cutting through). I AM LIVID!!!!
We planned on having a privacy fence put up, you know, the 6 ft kind. I will eventually have a house behind me who's side yard will back up to my backyard (I'm on a corner). I have NO intentions having them being able to see into MY backyard. When we are out to play or have family get togethers, I want privacy.
I wrote our Ryan Rep. I pretty much told her we haven't closed on the house yet and we refuse to until this fence matter is settled. I told her if we had known we could not have a privacy fence, we would have NEVER bought in there.
And why am I just getting this information now...less than a month before closing? And why was given to me by my family looking to build and NOT by Rep? The date on it is Dec. 2007!!!!
There is one house on our street already, and they DO have a privacy fence. From what I'm told, it's because of them they are looking into an exact fencing policy. And does anyone know what in the world a "duel fence" is? We can't have those either.
I have 3 small kids and a dog (by the way, you can't own more than 2 of those either and live there), I need and want my privacy fence.
Livid. I. Am. Livid. So word of warning ya'll, if you want to build in there, I hope you aren't planning on having a lick of privacy. You won't.
I am waiting for our Rep to get back to me with some more definitive answers. When I know, I'll pass them on.