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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.
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I have a retaining wall between my property and my
I have a retaining wall between my property and my neighbour. We have no knowledge of who built the wall. I am renovating my property and in so doing revealed the nature of the walls construction was … read more
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I have bought a property with a damaged retaining wall in my
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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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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Our home was built in the 1950's in a coastal environment,
Hi there, Our home was built in the 1950's in a coastal environment, so on a natural sand dune. We have not altered the natural ground level at all. However the neighbouring property was built in or a… read more
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My husband and I are the dominant tenants on a right of way that goes across our neighbour
My husband and I are the dominant tenants on a right of way that goes across our neighbours land allowing us access to our property. There is a retaining wall on our neighbours land that supports his … read more
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We have rebuilt an EQ damaged house here in Chch. Our section
We have rebuilt an EQ damaged house here in Chch. Our section is considerably higher than the neighbours section. The original section was much larger (and owned by the neighbour) before they subdivid… read more
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Chris, I have a retaining wall on my property which has
Hi Chris, I have a retaining wall on my property which has another property behind it. The wall is over 110 year old at least by the look of it. The house above is 1920s or 30s. The wall is cracked an… read more
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plesaa advise , our neighbour built an adoing wall before we
plesaa advise , our neighbour built an adoing wall before we purchased our property , it is not to standard and is starting to fall down , his purpose was to raise the level of his section , he now wa… read more
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Our house is built on a section that was subdivided prior to
Our house is built on a section that was subdivided prior to our purchase of the house. The section that it was subdivided on is higher than ours and a retaining wall was built between the two propert… 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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What is lateral support? There is a retaining wall on the
What is lateral support? There is a retaining wall on the boundary between our property and the neighbour's. The retaining wall supports neighbour's land and driveway which is on land that is a lot hi… 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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What is the legal situation regarding responsibility for the
What is the legal situation regarding responsibility for the structural integrity of a retaining wall on a boundary. I have read that it is the property on the high side which is responsible.… read more
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Our vegetable garden in on the downhill side of a retaining
Our vegetable garden in on the downhill side of a retaining wall that separates our property from the one above - the wall is made of wooden supports and is in need of repair. We have been told when w… read more
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Hi I am looking for advice on a retaining wall that separates
Hi I am looking for advice on a retaining wall that separates my property from a neighbour. The wall is old and in need of replacement. I have read on this site that where a retaining wall separates t… read more
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