Australia Law

Have Australian law questions? Ask a lawyer now.

Connect one-on-one with {0} who will answer your question

Related Australia Law Questions
Hellow Ms, We need help. Not yet. We've come back to NSW
Not yet. We've come back to NSW after leaving here some 19 years ago. We didn't know that we had to go tthrough Council to build a retaining wall. The neighbour complained to the Council, and since then we submitted all the paper work (surveyor, Sydney Water, engineer, architectural drawing, etc.) and got Council approval to resume work. In between, there was heavy rain, and the exposed mud subsided (heavily). The neighbour tried to stop us. After the steel frame for the footing has been built and just before Council came for inspection, there was heavy rain. The middle section of the steel frame was cut and two sides of the wall was built. Council stopped work again because the work was not done according to plan. Rectification was carried out by building a pier. Council and engineer inspected the footing again. We got approval. The wall is built. Now the neighbour stopped us from doing the backfill, and requested to increase the height of the wall. The engineer said OK and we agreed. Now the neighbour still stops us from doing backfill because he said that there is no waterproof on the two side-sections of the wall (which is true but Council said it's not mandatory), and that "there is no horizontal steel bar" which of course is not true. We are truly worried that there is more mud slippage because the mud has been exposed for too long, and we need to back fill as soon as possible. Note that we have paid for the wall ourselves, and we have already promised to reinstate, and makegood their paving and lawn. We built the wall entirely within our property with the intention not to annoy the neighbour. Apparently, the neighbour is still unhappy. Please advise what we can do next. Many, many thanks. … read more
John Melis
John Melis
Lawyer
Bachelor's Degree
18,693 satisfied customers
We live on a block that is towards the bottom of a hill from
We live on a block that is towards the bottom of a hill from the back and the sides. Before we built our house, I our back feet corner we put in a very large storm water drain to accommodate the flow … read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
52,145 satisfied customers
We have a neighbour behind us with a very steep driveway
Hi. We have a neighbour behind us with a very steep driveway going up to his street( battle axe property). We have excellent retaining walls about 1.2 m high with drainage that allows water to flow fr… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
52,145 satisfied customers
Since my neighbour built his house next door, he's removed
Hi, since my neighbour built his house next door, he's removed the 'levy bank' that was adjacent to our property. All the other neighbours above him have this small levy bank, which sends the rain/gro… read more
Daniel
Daniel
Solicitor
Bachelor's Degree / Graduate Diploma
7,501 satisfied customers
We have purchased a block of land in Northern Rivers NSW and
We have purchased a block of land in Northern Rivers NSW and are currently building. It is a very sloping land area. We have now seen that the rear neighbour behind us and on the high side have built … read more
John Melis
John Melis
Lawyer
Bachelor's Degree
18,693 satisfied customers
A friend is having a problem with a dividing fence - the
Hello - a friend is having a problem with a dividing fence - the soil level on his property (which was built first) is lower than the adjoining property and heavy rains continually wash mud and debris… read more
John Melis
John Melis
Lawyer
Bachelor's Degree
18,693 satisfied customers
I have a dispute with my Neighbour over a storm water pipe.
I have a dispute with my Neighbour over a storm water pipe. … read more
Daniel
Daniel
Solicitor
Bachelor's Degree / Graduate Diploma
7,501 satisfied customers
We have an easement to our property which goes down from street
We have an easement to our property which goes down from street level and the driveway is at the original ground level. Some years ago our neighbours (1) built a retaining wall down the side of their … read more
Patrick H.
Patrick H.
Lawyer
5,422 satisfied customers
. We live in a slight hill. We have just built a new house.
. We live in a slight hill. We have just built a new house. We have added grass to our back yard. Our neighbour is asking us to pay 1/4 of the cost of the retaining wall because of this. He has a pool… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
52,145 satisfied customers
My property has a retaining wall between it and property next
My property has a retaining wall between it and property next door. New owner next door has landscaped and placed dirt higher than the retaining wall (his property is higher ground level than mine.) w… read more
Daniel
Daniel
Solicitor
Bachelor's Degree / Graduate Diploma
7,501 satisfied customers
our neighbour has built a retaining wall on our land 25mm,
our neighbour has built a retaining wall on our land 25mm, plus drainage piping etc. which he drains onto our stumps, what can we do to get him to move this?… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
52,145 satisfied customers
MY NEIGHBOURS PINE TREES ARE DYING AND DROPPING NEEDLES ONTO
MY NEIGHBOURS PINE TREES ARE DYING AND DROPPING NEEDLES ONTO MY ROOF AND GUTTERS. THEY ARE CLOOGINF MY RAIN PIPES ANS CONTAMINATING MY RAI WATER. IF I CUT THE PINE TREE BRANCHES AND DEAD NEEDLES BY GO… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
52,145 satisfied customers
Hi, Following the sudden death of my husband and the need to
Hi, Following the sudden death of my husband and the need to sell my house, I am currentlly undertaking a landscaping project involving landfill to provide a level turf area to improve the sale price … read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
52,145 satisfied customers
We had a dam created on our 1 1/4 acres, Sunshine Coast Hinterland
We had a dam created on our 1 1/4 acres, Sunshine Coast Hinterland July 2011, costing $4000. When the first lot of rain came & filled it to capacity it and started to overflow as the overflow drainage… read more
Brisbane-Lawyer
Brisbane-Lawyer
Lawyer & Solicitor
Master
14,357 satisfied customers
I live in a new unit development located in Mentone, Victoria. The
I live in a new unit development located in Mentone, Victoria. The land for this development was created by a new Plan of Subdivision. However, there is an old storm water drain discharging water onto… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
52,145 satisfied customers
We had large scale landscaping and excavation done in our backyard
We had large scale landscaping and excavation done in our backyard last year and our property is higher than the neighbour's next door. Our neighbour believes that the retaining wall we had built betw… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
52,145 satisfied customers
We have a large 3/4 acre property and a long gravel driveway
We have a large 3/4 acre property and a long gravel driveway on a steep hill. With the heavy rain, water has run down our drive, through the garden and into the neighbours garden. He says we are liabl… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
52,145 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Deborah Awyzio

Deborah Awyzio

Solicitor

863 satisfied customers

Bachelor of Laws (QUT), BIT (QUT), Family Law Accredited Specialist, over 12 years experience

Sean

Sean

Experienced lawyer

855 satisfied customers

Law degree with 1st class honours from Australian National University.

Darren Kruse

Darren Kruse

Solicitor

16 satisfied customers

Practising in in Personal Injury, Workcover, Civil Disputes, Family, Wills and Estates and Criminal law.

Leon

Leon

Solicitor

52,145 satisfied customers

BEc Dip Ed, Dip Law (SAB) MTax (UNSW)

John Melis

John Melis

Lawyer

18,693 satisfied customers

Family Law, Commercial Law, Property law, Probate & Wills, Employment Law, International Law, Criminal and Traffic Law, Litigation Tribunal & Courts

Daniel

Daniel

Solicitor

7,501 satisfied customers

Bachelor of Laws (dist) Graduate Diploma in Legal Practise. Admitted NSW Supreme Court / High Court

Patrick H.

Patrick H.

Lawyer

5,422 satisfied customers

Dip Law LPAB - Sydney based lawyer

< Previous | Next >

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x