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Hello Paul; Just got interrupted. Neighbour objects to our boundary trees shading their property and affecting their lawn and vege garden. What liability in law do we have to top / trim the trees. Could cost $1,000

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Under the Property Law Act your neighbour can apply to court to have the trees trimmed or removed if they are a problem. Usually people share the costs of trimming so it may not be quite so bad for you. I would suggest you have a discussion about sharing the costs, and point out (if you need to) that forcing the issue would cost a lot more than a reasonable contribution to the costs of trimming

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