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Chris, We own one third of a shared driveway, and along the
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My new neighbor has planted a hedge on the boundary when it
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We have a shared 'fence' which is actually a line of shrubs,
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Our nieghbours have planted a line of trees right up against
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What legal process does my neighbour need to follow before
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My neighbour wants to put up a hedge about 1.8m high. I
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While we were away from our house today 2 of our neighbours
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Some years ago our neighbours planted a hedge on their side
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We have a neighbor on a 2ha subdivision next to our farm who
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We have a boundary hedge neighbouring two properties which
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My neighbors hedge has grown really tall and is blocking
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Our neighbour won't let us build a small deck on our
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We have trees/hedge overhanging our boundary in our house
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I have a neighbor with a evergreen hedge line that is approx
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Have a neighbour who put up a fence which is twice the height
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