When installing a fence around your home, you want to be sure you follow the rules of etiquette, especially when that fence runs along your neighbor's property line. Before breaking ground, here are four things to do in order to keep the peace and make sure you both benefit from your addition. 1. Communicate The very first rule is to talk with your neighbor about what you have planned. Even if the fence is well within your property line, and you're sure you're complying with local ordinances or your HOA, having a quick chat about it can benefit you both in several ways.