Pole and Chain Fence
When looking for property to purchase or rental or business and
you come across to a pole and chain fence like the one in the picture
above this might give you some clues to the neighborhood.
Don't forget you can always ask the owners or occupants for some more information about the neighborhood.
Usually when you see a pole and chain fence like this it's signs of some sort of activity around this part of the house. For example people probably walked on this area as a shortcut to the building, then maybe the building owner installed the poll and chain fence only to find people hopping over it for a shortcut. Now as a last resort they planted some shrubbery to prevent people from walking on this path.
It could quite simply be a decoration or something left over from the past that was never removed. As a home inspector you are going to have to think outside of the box when you are doing your home inspections.