Neighbourhood Disputes

Neighbourhood disputes commonly arise in relation to two areas; trees which affect adjoining properties and dividing fences.

A tree can affect adjoining properties if it:

  • Has branches which hang over adjoining properties
  • Has branches or fruit which drop onto adjoining properties
  • Has a root system which causes damage to adjoining properties
  • Has branches which prevent television reception or sunlight from reaching solar panels.

A dividing fence can affect adjoining properties if it:

  • The alignment of the fence
  • The type of fence to be built
  • The amount of money each party should contribute towards the construction/repair of the fence; or
  • Who should be responsible for the cost of repairing damage to the fence?

If the dispute is unable to be resolved between neighbours, our team are able to assist.

Our Dispute Resolution Team


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