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Neighbours, housing and the environment

Having problems with neighbours over fences or trees? Or with your landlord? Or are you concerned with issues relating to planning or the environment?


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Community Justice Centres can help you to resolve your dispute quickly and for free using mediation.


This short guide from NSW Fair Trading covers the responsibilities of residents and owners, repairs and maintenance, owners corporation meetings, strata managing agents, resolving disputes and going to NCAT.


Find information from NSW Fair Trading about tenants and landlords, buying and selling, strata, agents and managers, holiday parks and retirement villages.

Find information about tenancy, including rent, bond, repairs and maintenance, eviction, domestic violence, discrimination, share houses, boarders and lodgers, public housing, and residential parks.
Find information on topics including animals and plants, parks, reserves and protected areas, air, water, land and soil, energy savings and resource efficiency, climate change, and heritage.

Find information from the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) about fencing notices, conciliation, the hearing, and orders.

Looking for more? The State Library has a wealth of legal information in its collections. Try searching our various resources to find more.

Legislation and case law

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NSW caselaw

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Federal Register of Legislation

Find all Commonwealth legislation, including current and historical Acts, Legislative Instruments, Gazettes and Bills.