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I have a question. I had my house boundary surveyed for a
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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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HiI plan to put up a fence between my property and my
HiI plan to put up a fence between my property and my neighbour, how do ti go about this … read more
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A neighbour wants to replace an existing fence on the
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We have some trees close to a boundary. Our neighbour wants
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I have a neighbour I don't get along with. I wish to build a
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A neighbour has erected a fence in my property without
A neighbour has erected a fence in my property without consulting me. I have had the boundary surveyed at expense to ensure I have documentation. He has been asked to remove it but will not. The fence… 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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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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My boundary fence is on what has been the agreed line since
My boundary fence is on what has been the agreed line since I purchased my property 16 years ago. My new neighbor has had the boundary surveyed and found the fence line to on his property. He now want… read more
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Our neighbour has threatened to kill our chickens as they are
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I have to realign my current vehicle access to my rural
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My husband and I own 39 hectares of land which has a 7 wire
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Please advise who is liable when my trees fell over in the
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My neighbour does not like my new fence which has been built
My neighbour does not like my new fence which has been built inside my property and fixed onto the (pre) existing fence which is also inside my boundary. I did ask my local Council about a new fence i… read more
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My neighbour is building a new house and wants to move the
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I have a question regarding fencing. We live in Auckland up
I have a question regarding fencing. We live in Auckland up a right of way which runs through our neighbour's property. The boundary of the shared driveway from our property and through the neighbours… read more
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Hi, We discovered after a boundary survey that the existing
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