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We have a retaining wall of 1 mt high on our boundary
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I have a dispute with my neighbor regarding boundary fence.
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What is the legal height for a boundary fence. Taranaki new
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We wish to erect a 2m boundary fence on our property at our
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Our neighbour has a drive way adjacent to our shared
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Our home was built in the 1950's in a coastal environment,
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We have a structure build as a fence on the boundary between
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I think your previous advice about a shared retaining wall
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Hi , I have a problem with a retaining wall which is on our
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plesaa advise , our neighbour built an adoing wall before we
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Is a retaining wall between neighbours shared in maintenance/
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Hi, we are currently in dispute with our neighbours over who
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If there is a retaining wall needed on the boundary, at time
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We are on the upside of our neighbours, separated only by a
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The retaining wall between us and the neighbours is falling
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