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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 have bought a property with a damaged retaining wall in my
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I appreciate reading your responses to other questions about
Hi Chris,I appreciate reading your responses to other questions about retaining walls, slips, subsidence, and I have an issue I'd like your advice with as well.I'm buying a section in Wellington that … read more
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A retainig wall supporting my neighbours property is
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I have a similar retaining wall issue, I'm on the higher
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Our home was built in the 1950's in a coastal environment,
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Our property was built in 1984, the properties behind was developed
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My husband and I are the dominant tenants on a right of way that goes across our neighbour
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If there is a retaining wall needed on the boundary, at time
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