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I have a question regarding a boundary line retaining wall
I have a question regarding a boundary line retaining wall issue. We are on the high side of our neighbour and the boundary between our property and their property is separated by a very old, not fit for purpose retaining wall. The wall would have been originally built to flatten their section (i.e dug into our hill). They are wanting to redo the wall but are insisting that we pay half. The retainer really has no benefit for us. It seems as though they just don't want to pay for all of it as it would require consent and hence more money so are pulling the boundary line card. … read more
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We had an engineer inspect a retaining wall dividing our
We had an engineer inspect a retaining wall dividing our property and a car wreckers yard the engineer did a report stating it to be unsafe we forwarded to the council they have not responded, or retu… read more
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I have a retaining wall between my property and my
I have a retaining wall between my property and my neighbour. We have no knowledge of who built the wall. I am renovating my property and in so doing revealed the nature of the walls construction was … read more
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I am having a dispute over water flowing from my section to
Hi I am having a dispute over water flowing from my section to my neighbours. We are on the side of a hill and my neighbours home is lower down the hill than mine. We have put in a retaining wall ( th… read more
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I have bought a property with a damaged retaining wall in my
Second opinion] Hi, I have bought a property with a damaged retaining wall in my neighbour's boundary adjacent to my property. I am based in Nelson … read more
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I live in Japan but am from Auckland and have an old house
Hi Chris,I live in Japan but am from Auckland and have an old house there. I recently visited the house (which is rented to a family member) and found that a neighbour has extended decks and one end o… read more
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I appreciate reading your responses to other questions about
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New Zealand Property Law Question: My husband an I built a
New Zealand Property Law Question: My husband an I built a small retaining wall out to our boundary peg on our side of boundary. No problems there. We added a fence to retaining wall. No problems ther… read more
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Our home was built in the 1950's in a coastal environment,
Hi there, Our home was built in the 1950's in a coastal environment, so on a natural sand dune. We have not altered the natural ground level at all. However the neighbouring property was built in or a… read more
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Unfortunately, we are having a dispute re retaining walls
Unfortunately, we are having a dispute re retaining walls with our neighbours. Their property is uphill of ours and the soil level has been built up (possibly 80 years ago when their 'front yard' beca… read more
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My husband and I are the dominant tenants on a right of way that goes across our neighbour
My husband and I are the dominant tenants on a right of way that goes across our neighbours land allowing us access to our property. There is a retaining wall on our neighbours land that supports his … read more
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We have rebuilt an EQ damaged house here in Chch. Our section
We have rebuilt an EQ damaged house here in Chch. Our section is considerably higher than the neighbours section. The original section was much larger (and owned by the neighbour) before they subdivid… read more
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Can a person locate their garden shed on their neighbours
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Hi, we are currently in dispute with our neighbours over who
Hi, we are currently in dispute with our neighbours over who has responsibility to replace the retaining wall between our properties. The wall has been tilting over for the past few years and it has g… read more
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We are on the upside of our neighbours, separated only by a
We are on the upside of our neighbours, separated only by a 1 metre block wall that sits on their property. We would like to fence our section for our childrens safety, however their block wall is in … read more
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Hi, We have a boundary fence along the west side of our section,
Hi, We have a boundary fence along the west side of our section, that sits almost a meter inside our section and theoretically should be moved further out to the real boundary line. we built our house… read more
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My neighbours property is much lower than mine. He has done
My neighbour's property is much lower than mine. He has done a lot of excavation work (without council permits), and now the bank between us is eroding, badly affecting my land and threatening my hous… read more
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