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A neighbour has erected a fence in my property without
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The house at the front of my property is divided by a
Hello. The house at the front of my property is divided by a boundary fence which is a Housing corp property. Neighbours throwing rubbish along their fence line. I would like to know if I can put up some windbreak cloth along my side of the already existing wire fencing. This would then help stop their rubbish coming into my garden. Housing corp offer no help with existing neighbours. I live at 26A Totara Avenue Balclutha (down the driveway. Housing corp property is***** Many thanks Joan Taylor … read more
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I am a pensioner living in a rural zone. My neighbour has
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Our neighbor has erected a fence that has encroached over
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Our property was built in 1984, the properties behind was developed
Our property was built in 1984, the properties behind was developed in 1988. There is a retaining wall and on top of the retaining wall is a fence, which is now leaning towards us by about 15-18dec. T… read more
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We are having our house demolished and a new one built on
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if a neighbour is paying for a new boundary fence does he have
if a neighbour is paying for a new boundary fence does he have to give his neighbour a fencing notice… read more
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Hello,we have just had a boundary fence erected, the cost shared
Hello,we have just had a boundary fence erected, the cost shared between four neighbours including us. The fence is 1.5 weeks old and was completed by a professional fencer. A few days ago,one neighbo… read more
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Does Prescriptive Title allow any rights to existing boundary
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We are on the upside of our neighbours, separated only by a
We are on the upside of our neighbours, separated only by a 1 metre block wall that sits on their property. We would like to fence our section for our childrens safety, however their block wall is in … read more
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We live down a shared driveway (the driveway is split into
We live down a shared driveway (the driveway is split into 3 titles with right-of-ways granted over each title). The neighbour on the boundary of the shared driveway has replaced the fence (new 1.8m b… read more
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We have recently built a 2 metre high wooden fence between
We have recently built a 2 metre high wooden fence between ourselves and our neighbour in an urban environment. We find that a length of say 2 metres behind their south facing back door and bathroom f… read more
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Hi Chris You helped me recently with a boundary dispute I
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Hi, We discovered after a boundary survey that the existing
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My neighbour wants a fence. I dont but I also didnt want
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We bought our property at 8 Awanui Street Birkenhead five years
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