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On the boundary between my property and my neighbour is a
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Dear Maurice. I live in Queensland and have to replace an existing
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Hello, I have a query re a retaining wall. Approx 20 years
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Hi, can you clarify this statement QLD Property Law Act (1974)
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my neighbour & share a boundary fence that sits on a retaining
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