New Zealand Law

Have New Zealand Law Questions? Ask a Lawyer Online.

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

Related New Zealand Law Questions
I emailed my question yesterday & paid the $8 fee but have
I emailed my question yesterday & paid the $8 fee but have had no reply My ID 23958604-543. I believe … read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
31,866 satisfied customers
My neighbour built an un-consented structure in the corner
My neighbour built an un-consented structure in the corner of his backyard right on my boundary wall and his side boundary fence. He literally bolted the beams onto the top of the trellis which tops a… read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
31,866 satisfied customers
Help - Help - we live in rural Ruakaka and have (had)
Please help - we live in rural Ruakaka and have (had) amazing views BUT the next door section sold and the new owners have constructed a 10 metre high shed directly in front of us which has blocked part of what was an amazing view which has absolutely devastated me. I rang the council and neighbours are allowed to construct a 10 metre building anywhere on there property. It seems so not correct - Can we do anything about this. Also the implications of this is that if we can not do anything about this, we have to purchase a numerous number of plants/trees which have to be at least 6 - 8 metres high and will probably need roughly about 40 plants/trees and will cost a lot of money and we are not in a position to have the money for these. Have we any legal rights to either 1. do something about the building blocking which was our amazing views or 2. Get them to pay for the trees 3. Money Compensation for the fact that this building probably has reduced our property by at least $50,000 to $100,000 resale. PLEASE HELP … read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
31,866 satisfied customers
We came home from holiday and our neighbour has cut down
We came home from holiday and our neighbour has cut down trellis on our side of the fence. He has also hammered wooden palings onto the rest of the fence over the height of the fence. This is the hous… read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
31,866 satisfied customers
I live on a lifestyle block within the city boundary of
I live on a lifestyle block within the city boundary of Wanganui. My neighbour also has a similar block . fhey are all 40 metres wide and parallel.He runs a few sheep and I have miniature horses. I al… read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
31,866 satisfied customers
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
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
31,866 satisfied customers
Have a neighbouring block of bush on one boundary, some of
Have a neighbouring block of bush on one boundary, some of the trees are 5-6 metres high but have grown out over my boundary by 4 metres or more, the trees are all on neighbouring property but the gre… read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
31,866 satisfied customers
Can I erect a fence on my property close to an existing
Can I erect a fence on my property close to an existing fence (1.5 metres height). The new fence will consist of an oriental trellis to height of 1.8 metres in height. I t will extend to the ground as… read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
31,866 satisfied customers
What does the Fencing Act state? There is a wire fence
What does the Fencing Act state? There is a wire fence between my garden and the neighbours' paddock, but they have given up on their garden patch and I have raspberry canes coming into my garden and … read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
31,866 satisfied customers
My next door neighbour has planted Karaka trees on the side
My next door neighbour has planted Karaka trees on the side boundary with my house. They have planted approx. 20 trees about 1 metre apart and about 1 metre from the boundary fence. These trees grow t… read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
31,866 satisfied customers
we have a neighbour that we are having issues with and are
we have a neighbour that we are having issues with and are concerned about two things- They smoke pot and we know landlord knows about this is he criminally liable if he does not address these things?… read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
31,866 satisfied customers
In the Auckland Region with regard to the council laws relating
In the Auckland Region with regard to the council laws relating to retaining walls. What is the height limit before you need a permit? What is the height of retaining wall to distance from boundary li… read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
31,866 satisfied customers
There is a high retaining wall on our boundary, now they are
There is a high retaining wall on our boundary, now they are building a fence on top of that which will block all of the sun on the eastern side of our house, do the developers need to contact us/get … read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
31,866 satisfied customers
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
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
31,866 satisfied customers
Our neighbours have obtained an encroachment license and resource
Our neighbours have obtained an encroachment license and resource consent to construct new access steps on Council Road Reserve land that runs across the front of half of our property. To construct th… read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
31,866 satisfied customers
We have recently built a 2 metre high wooden fence between
We have recently built a 2 metre high wooden fence between ourselves and our neighbour in an urban environment. We find that a length of say 2 metres behind their south facing back door and bathroom f… read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
31,866 satisfied customers
Hi, We discovered after a boundary survey that the existing
Hi, We discovered after a boundary survey that the existing boundary fence and trees are well inside our boundary and that the carport on the neighbouring property is inside our boundary by more than … read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
31,866 satisfied customers
My neighbour wants a fence. I dont but I also didnt want
My neighbour wants a fence. I don't but I also didn't want to fight. He knew I didn't want a fence, but I was told I had to have one and pay half. I made some objections-not to the fence but objected … read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
31,866 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:

Chris The Lawyer

Chris The Lawyer

Lawyer

31,866 satisfied customers

42 years qualified as a lawyer; LLB, MMgt and FAMINZ.

LawNZ

LawNZ

Other

31 satisfied customers

Trusted advisor to businesses and individuals on company, consumer, employment, IP, and trusts issues, among others.

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

24,699 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

JPEsq

JPEsq

Attorney

2,132 satisfied customers

Experience as general attorney, in house counsel, SSDI, Family Law attorney, and law professor

LawEducator

LawEducator

Attorney

52,174 satisfied customers

JA Mentor -Attorney Labor/employment, corporate, sports law, admiralty/maritime and civil rights law

INFOLAWYER

INFOLAWYER

Attorney

33,811 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney helping individuals and businesses

Ellen

Ellen

Lawyer

8,261 satisfied customers

Providing information, not representation

< 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