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I have a question. I had my house boundary surveyed for a
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My son built a retaining wall using an old existing fence line as the boundary between his and another property downhill from his. He subsequently determined the old fence did not follow ther boundary… read more
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Since my last post we've had the neighbour dig up 3-4mtrs in
Hi Chris, since my last post we've had the neighbour dig up 3-4mtrs in width next to the boundary and start planting bamboo along the boundary. He is adamant he can plant on his land along the boundar… read more
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Our neighbour want to resurvey the boundary on which has
our neighbour want to resurvey the boundary on which has been a fence since the property was built in 1905. he claims our fence is on his property by approx 60 cm x 5 m. He wants us to share both surv… read more
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BOUNDARY FENCE ISSUE: During our new house build our
BOUNDARY FENCE ISSUE: During our new house build our neighbour prevented us from putting a fence on our shared boundary. Note there was an old existing fence on our land (paid for entirely by the prev… read more
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I am a pensioner living in a rural zone. My neighbour has
I am a pensioner living in a rural zone. My neighbour has two rottweiler dogs which are very aggressive. The boundary "fence" between our houses is an ancient hollow macrocapra hedge several metres wi… read more
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There was a mortgage on 1535 square metres in 1997, is there
There was a mortgage on 1535 square metres in 1997, is there anyway the niebour behind my section can survey while there's a mortgage on my property? … read more
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Our neighbour has threatened to kill our chickens as they are
Our neighbour has threatened to kill our chickens as they are going through the boundary fence on to his land. To stop them going through will mean changes to the boundary fence, if not a new fence. D… read more
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Dear Just Answer I am living in New Zealand on a now city
Dear Just Answer I am living in New Zealand on a now city residential block which was subdivided in 1975 over 40 years ago. We have a new neighbour of nearly one year who has taken legal action agains… read more
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My husband and I own 39 hectares of land which has a 7 wire
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With a give and take boundary,why do we have the ad medium
With a give and take boundary,why do we have the ad medium filae law and other laws on the icsm website,and on the fencing website it says the fence is never the boundary,no matter how practically it … read more
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If a boundary fence is required to keep livestock contained
If a boundary fence is required to keep livestock contained and the boundary is impractical to fence but my neighbour is demanding impractical solutions whose responsibility is it to keep the livestoc… read more
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Hi there I have a house in christchurch. One side of the fence
Hi there I have a house in christchurch. One side of the fence is occupied about one-forth metres of my land. The neighbor said the fence been here here long time, and it can affect his drive way if t… read more
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We live down a shared driveway (the driveway is split into
We live down a shared driveway (the driveway is split into 3 titles with right-of-ways granted over each title). The neighbour on the boundary of the shared driveway has replaced the fence (new 1.8m b… 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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Our neighbour has put some fencing and planted trees on our
Our neighbour has put some fencing and planted trees on our land. We want to ask him to remove these. What is a reasonable timeframe to give him to do so? Some of the fencing he put on our property be… read more
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I have a residential development bounding existing developed
I have a residential development bounding existing developed properties. a neighbour garage is over my boundry by 300mm. Do I have the right to request the shifting of the garage ? As is, there will b… read more
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We bought our property at 8 Awanui Street Birkenhead five years
We bought our property atXXXXXBirkenhead five years ago. The boundaries on either side of the large section were difficult to ascertain as the property has vegetation covering the steep slopes. Many t… read more
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