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A fence is a structure that encloses an area, typically outdoors, and is usually constructed from posts that are connected by boards, wire, rails or netting. A fence differs from a wall in not having a solid foundation along its whole length.Alternatives to fencing include a ditch (sometimes filled with water, forming a moat).

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    NSW Collapsed fence

    Hi and thanks for the forum. The neighbour at the back of my property has built up the level of their yard. They've placed layers of dirt at their back and it finished about 1 metre up the fence. Over time the wooden fence could not hold back all of this dirt and now the fence has completely...
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    Liability if my construction work has damaged neighbouring property

    I’m in a situation where I have recently had some building work done by a licensed and insured tradie and my neighbour claims it has made his property unsafe. If this is the case I am concerned I could be liable. I’ve recently built a new house in an established area, and the survey report...
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    VIC Council

    Recently I wanted to install a fence on our small front yard. I contacted the council twice and spoke to someone from planning and building and were told by both departments that I would not require a permit. I even doubled check with a building surveyor before going ahead with building, and got...
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    NSW Fences and insurance

    I received a payout that included fences in the bushfires. My neighbour put up a fence without my approval. My question is, am I legally obliged to pay this neighbour the insurance money I received for that portion of the fence?
  5. Jax86

    Strata Fence: Being asked to change a fence erected by Previous owner

    Hi, We have lived in our strata house for just under 2 years and today received a request as follows: Remove and replace front side fence (approx 1 x 2.0 covers bin area) as it does not comply with the current strata required fencing style and was not approved by strata. Is this correct? do we...
  6. Ashwin

    VIC Its developer's problem but I have to pay more for the retainer and fence.

    Hi I really need some advice on this. In my area both houses are new built but my house is built lower then the next door house in which the builder has raised the soil to build the house. The next door builder is saying that my builder has built the house lower it's his problem so you are to...
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    NSW Fence installation cost

    Hi, The fence between our home & neighbour was destroyed due to adverse weather (strong winds/heavy rain). Our neighbour was not willing to pay anything for installing a new fence so we ended up paying for everything. Was wondering how can we demand fairness in sharing the cost if it happens...
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    QLD Asbestos Boundary Fence between Business and Residence

    A boundary fence at the back of the neighbour's property turns out to be asbestos. They are a business and they were served with a WHS infringement for no Asbestos Management Plan. They approached us to share in the cost of tearing down the fence and erecting a new one. We aren't sure that...
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    NSW Issues with neighbour over boundary and location of fence

    Hi, I'm hoping to get some help/guidance with an issue I am currently having with my neighbour. I moved into a new house that I had built in a new estate in NSW (under Blacktown council to be precise) just in January. To get to the point I hired a fencer/landscaper who completed the fence...
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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...