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Brian Allen
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It depends on what the client wants, and the specific circumstance(s).

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Daniel Ralph
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This situation doesn't happen much where I work, and when I does, I try to explain why that is not such a good idea for the client moving forward. However failing that, I ask the client to set stakes where they expect the corners to be and I will measure to them and perpetuate that with a more permanent point and the words to memorialize it. We discuss ownership and maintenance responsibilities in advance. 

It saddens me when I see fences located to the nearest 0.01' on a survey. I measure to the center of the post and qualify that to be within 0.1' of its relative position. 

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Dave Karoly
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If a physical boundary legally establishes a straight section line then the line is straight in a legal sense although not in a measured sense.

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jim.cox
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As usual, it depends.

But in absence of any other indication...

Where the rails meet the posts.

That way half the fence falls either side of the boundary.

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Seb
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Urban: centre of fence rail for side and rear, road side face for front.

Rural: along the line of the wire.

 

 

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