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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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Do dispute tribunal only deal with monetary claims.
Do dispute tribunal only deal with monetary claims … 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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We own two adjacent properties (19 & 25 Market Road) in
We own two adjacent properties (19 &***** in Remuera. We are thinking about a Minor Dwelling at the rear of the 25 Section. The 25 section where we hope to build the MD is at the end of our 19 long driveway. The 19 long driveway was created as a ROW in 1967 shared with our neighbour at 19A. The title shows a 50:50 split with each having a ROW over the other half. Do we need permission from our neighbour at 19A to use the driveway to access the 25 rear section for construction? Do we need permission of our neighbour at 19A to access the 25 MD by our future tenants? … read more
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We have a boundary wall issue. We bought a property that is
Hi Chris, we have a boundary wall issue. We bought a property that is built on a dune, sea facing to the west, with neighbours directly on either side. Our property is on 3 levels. We know, or knew, v… read more
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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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If my home is under threat of possible bank subsidence, what
If my home is under threat of possible bank subsidence, what kind of claim can I make? … read more
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I have a similar retaining wall issue, I'm on the higher
Hi, I have a similar retaining wall issue, I'm on the higher land area and the retaining wall has deteriorated due to poor construction (previous lower land owners 20+ years ago) and trees growing (by… 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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Our neighbors house (built 1890s) backs on to our garden.
Our neighbors house (built 1890s) backs on to our garden. Our house was built in the 1910s. The neighbors exterior wall is made of corrugated iron (100ish years old). The neighbor asserts that when th… read more
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I think your previous advice about a shared retaining wall
Hi Chris, I think your previous advice about a shared retaining wall has answered my question, but here goes anyway . We have agreed with our neighbour to replace a the fence which sits exactly on our… read more
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. Our property and the neighbor have a retaining wall separating
Hi. Our property and the neighbor have a retaining wall separating the sections. We are on a hill and we are the lower section. The area we live was developed and housing built by construction company… read more
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Hi , I have a problem with a retaining wall which is on our
Hi , I have a problem with a retaining wall which is on our driveway boundary and the neighbour above us. Over the years they or past owners have built up the land and put boards on the fence to do so… read more
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Hi I have a boundary retaining wall with a wooden fence above
Hi I have a boundary retaining wall with a wooden fence above that runs the length of my section in West Auckland. This supports the neighbour's driveway & property (they are on the higher side. Its b… read more
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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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Our vegetable garden in on the downhill side of a retaining
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Our property has a retaining wall between it and the adjoining
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The retaining boundry wall between our 2 properties is rotting.
The retaining boundry wall between our 2 properties is rotting. the retaining is with upright posts made of timber with horozontial boards in behind, these are rotting and have been decaying ever sinc… read more
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