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I have had a phebalium hedge which has provided support

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I have had a phebalium hedge which has provided support for the'upside' neighbours driveway.
JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?
Customer: Historically this hedge has presented a view issue for the neighbour.
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: I have had the hedge cut down but maintained the trunks to the height of their driveway to preserve its security.
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: Q: is their a legal proportional cost estimated for each neighbour.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: New Zealand Law
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 1 year ago.
Where the hedge provides a support to the driveway then you have made the best choice, as your neighbour has the right of support in case the driveway slips to your side. The costs are usually shared in this situation as they have the benefit of better views

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