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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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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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I have bought a property with a damaged retaining wall in my
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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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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I've been reading Chris' answers regarding 'uphill'
I've been reading Chris' answers regarding 'uphill' responsibility for a shared boundary retaining wall. But i have read elsewhere that a property excavating a previously level boundary remains the pa… read more
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In 2002 we bought a beach side property in Timaru with the
Hi there In 2002 we bought a beach side property in Timaru with the boundary being bluestone rocks piled up approx 5m to be level with our section. These rocks had been placed there many years ago. To… 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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Unfortunately, we are having a dispute re retaining walls
Unfortunately, we are having a dispute re retaining walls with our neighbours. Their property is uphill of ours and the soil level has been built up (possibly 80 years ago when their 'front yard' beca… read more
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Our neighbors house (built 1890s) backs on to our garden.
Our neighbors house (built 1890s) backs on to our garden. Our house was built in the 1910s. The neighbors exterior wall is made of corrugated iron (100ish years old). The neighbor asserts that when th… 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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Our neighbours have built a house close to our property boundary
Our neighbours have built a house close to our property boundary and have raised their floor level by 500mm with a sand pad which currently overflows onto our property by 2 metres. We are about to sta… 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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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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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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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,we have a retaining wall that the original owners have confirmed
Hi,we have a retaining wall that the original owners have confirmed was built for a business .Our property was not established then but the whole area was subdivided and the retaining wall was put wit… read more
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Kia Ora A 4" clay shared private lateral storm water drainage system with four connections links to a public lateral. The three upper connecting houses 4" clay pipe runs underneath the foundations of … read more
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