VIC Property Law on Collapsing Garage Wall?

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joe184

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Hi,

My neighbor has a garage built in brick on the property line, which serves as the fence between us. The wall is falling down, has large cracks in it, is leaning over towards my side, and the cracks are up to 2 inchs wide in some sections. It's obviously a death hazard if it collapses on someone.

The owner doesn't think its an urgent problem and keeps saying he'll do something but never does. Been getting worse for years now.

I've researched my property rights in this situation and its very clear from the fencing act that this is not a fencing dispute, the act makes it clear walls forming part of a house are not considered fences.

I'm wondering what I can do about it under property law? Surely waiting for it to collapse isn't the right thing to do.

Thanks,
 

Rod

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Have you approached the council to see if they will issue a building notice?