Neighbours and the law
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.
Copies of this book are also available in the Tool Kit at your local public library.
Mediation - Community Justice Centres - legal action
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
Trespass - nuisance - negligence - entry for fencing work - access orders - Access to Neighbouring Land Act 2000 - easements - rights of way - privacy
Boundary disputes - encroaching buildings - adverse possession
Retaining walls - law of support - case study
Dividing Fences Act 1991 - fencing notice - reaching an agreement - case studies
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
Pollution - Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 - neighbourhood noise - smells - odour control - smoke - garbage
Swimming pools - sewerage and drainage - drainage easements - entry of water - water pollution - case study
Companion Animals Act 1998 - animals
Environmental planning instruments - private rights of adjoining owners
Apprehended personal violence orders (APVO) - applying for an APVO
Neighbours and the law by Nadine Behan. Published by the Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC), State Library of New South Wales.
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