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Do we have to apply for adverse possession to keep our
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We live in Adelaide, South Australia. Our neighbour of 23 years demolished her house in February 2017 and has since then rebuilt on the same block of land. In late April we purchased another property … read more
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I am going to build a new house in the land, the boundary survey shows the my retaining wall should move over 15 cm to my neighbour's land. But the neighbour disagree with the survey, and Council does… read more
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Hi David,I am currently building a new house and have a
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In the back courtyard of our house our neighbours terrace house brick wall actually forms one of the definining boundaries, the other two are your standard fences. I was drilling into my neighbours br… read more
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we have just had our land re-surveyed (it is a vacant blockof
we have just had our land re-surveyed (it is a vacant blockof land) and discovered that a neighbour has taken between 1 to 3 metres along one boundary. What is our legal position?… read more
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