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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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I have a question re boundary line for housing property. I
Good afternoon Pearl I have a question re boundary line for housing property … read more
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My neighbour destroyed a boundary hedge and fence while
My neighbour destroyed a boundary hedge and fence while excavating their property for a new build. The land has subsided causing the fence and hedge to fall in. I am being requested by them to pursue … read more
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Chris, We own one third of a shared driveway, and along the
Hi Chris,We own one third of a shared driveway, and along the western side of our driveway, we have a boundary hedge planted by the owners of the property to the west.Here is a link to a GeoMaps view … read more
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I am part of a BodyCorp in Westmere.the neighbour behind me
I am part of a BodyCorp in Westmere.the neighbour behind me has a hedge and he likes to maintain it at least 4 metres above the ground (the hedge is totally on his property)I feel this is to high as i… read more
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What legal process does my neighbour need to follow before
What legal process does my neighbour need to follow before erecting a hedge on our boundary line?… read more
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Some years ago our neighbours planted a hedge on their side
Some years ago our neighbours planted a hedge on their side of the boundary and without discussing it with us or even telling us. When we challenged them about this they said don't worry they will loo… read more
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We have a boundary hedge neighbouring two properties which
We have a boundary hedge neighbouring two properties which we have maintained to a hight of about 2.4m for the last 20 years. We have just got a new neighbour moved in and they would like to let the h… read more
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Today I found my neighbours pruning out the branches of the
Hi Chris. Today I found my neighbours pruning out the branches of the boundary hedge on my side of the property (luckily I was working from home today!) I went and requested they cease, which they hav… read more
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We have trees/hedge overhanging our boundary in our house
We have trees/hedge overhanging our boundary in our house yard and also on one of our life style block paddocks .they over hang by over two metres and cast our property in shade as well asthetically u… read more
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There is a long driveway next to me that goes around the back
There is a long driveway next to me that goes around the back of the next section to hi house. There are trees (they cause no problem as they are high enough) However there is a hedge also next to the… read more
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Hi there. we bought our property 12 years ago and moved onto
Hi there. we bought our property 12 years ago and moved onto it 6 years ago. When purchased the then owner advised us that the side neighbour has built their deck over the boundary. Laso they have "ad… read more
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My neighbour who we have had numerous disagreements with ,
My neighbour who we have had numerous disagreements with , has built a fence on his side of the boundary line. He says its so that I cannot paint my side of it. I don't care about painting . The fence… read more
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My question is in respect to a boundary common stand of trees.
My question is in respect to a boundary common stand of trees. The neighbour considers that the trees are a hedge and prefers the hedge to be removed or topped to below 3 metres, for reasons of shade … read more
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WE HAVE A RIGHT OF WAY BETWEEN US AND A NEIGHBOUR AND THEY
WE HAVE A RIGHT OF WAY BETWEEN US AND A NEIGHBOUR AND THEY HAVE A SIZABLE PADDOCK BETWEEN THAT BOUNDRY AND THEIR HOUSE. THEY HAVE ASKED US TO PRUNE BACK THE TREES ON OUR PROPERTY SO THEY CAN HAVE (BAC… read more
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Our boundary hedge has been cut by the neighbour and now it
Our boundary hedge has been cut by the neighbour and now it is dying. It is a timber fence with Ivy growing over it. The problem is that he has 'slashed' it back so hard that it is now dying. He has c… read more
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My neighbor pruned a boundary hedge with a slasher and subsequently
My neighbor pruned a boundary hedge with a slasher and subsequently my side of the hedge (which is ivy growing on a fence) has collapsed and large portions (60%) are dying. Does he have to replace the… read more
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The same property owner has a very large tall tree on the boundary
The same property owner has a very large tall tree on the boundary of our property at the rear. Since we moved in he has trimmed it back a little at our insistence to relieve shading, leaves in gutter… read more
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