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Nuisance abatement is a growing area within policing and code enforcement. The term refers to using building codes, fire codes, zoning, etc. in order to improve the quality of life and resolve life safety issues within neighborhoods. Nuisance abatement programs are most often a component of problem oriented or community policing programs. In most Canadian jurisdictions, bylaw enforcement officers handle nuisance abatement.
In England and Wales, "abatement of nuisance" is a legal self-help procedure whereby any victim of a private nuisance may take steps (without seeking the court's approval) to deal with the problem.

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    VIC Right of Abatement – Returning pruned tree branches to owner - Trespass

    The tree in the neighbouring property to mine overhangs our fence significantly and deposits leaf and seed liter onto my driveway. It also blocks a considerable amount of light. The owner of the neighbouring property has been asked to, but refuses to prune the tree (he has no obligation to do so...
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    QLD How to enforce an easement

    Thanks for the help in advance. For background I am an ex-solicitor who worked in property but never dealt with this before so looking for some advice on how to enforce an easement in practice. Background: Neighbour and I live on two battleaxe blocks with a shared driveway that splits just...