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Neighbours and the law

Neighbours and the law

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by Nadine Behan
Published by the Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC), State Library of New South Wales, 2012

An easy to understand guide to the different areas of law that are involved in neighbourhood issues and disputes. Covers areas that commonly cause problems between neighbours including: dividing fences, retaining walls, overhanging branches, animals and noise.

 

Chapters

Chapter one

Introduction

Disputes between neighbours have become one of the most common forms of dispute. Although we generally can’t choose our neighbours it is in our best interests to try to get along, and when a problem arises, to do what we can to find a solution. After all, everyone benefits from having harmony in their neighbourhood.

Chapter two

Disputes and how to resolve them

Mediation - Community Justice Centres - legal action

Chapter three

Property rights and neighbours

Ownership - freehold - strata title - community title - company title - who is the owner of a property - caveats - co-ownership - leasehold - tenancy - residential parks - licence - retirement villages. 

Chapter four

Entry, access and privacy

Trespass - nuisance - negligence - entry for fencing work - access orders - Access to Neighbouring Land Act 2000 - easements - rights of way - privacy. 

Chapter five

Boundaries

Boundary disputes - encroaching buildings - adverse possession.

Disclaimer: 

Neighbours and the law by Nadine Behan. Published by the Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC), State Library of New South Wales.

© Library Council of New South Wales, 2012. Material contained herein may be copied for the non-commercial purpose of study or research subject to the provisions of the Copyright Act 1969 (Cth).