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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 six

Retaining walls

Retaining walls - law of support - case study. 

Chapter seven

Dividing fences

Dividing Fences Act 1991 - fencing notice - reaching an agreement - case studies.

Chapter eight

Trees and plants

Noxious weeds - tree preservation orders - overhanging branches - invasive tree roots - tree disputes - Trees (Disputes Between Neighbours) Act 2006 - damage to property or injury to people - case studies.

Chapter nine

Noise, smells, smoke and garbage

Pollution - Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 - neighbourhood noise - smells - odour control - smoke - garbage. 

Chapter ten

Water

Swimming pools - sewerage and drainage - drainage easements - entry of water - water pollution - case study. 

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).