If I have some dispute regarding the boundary with my neighbors. What should I do? The existing fence is very old, and require replacement.
Should I talk to the council?
Re: Fencing - boundary dispute2
Dec 29, 2011 5:25 pm
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Re: Fencing - boundary dispute3
Dec 29, 2011 6:06 pm
Do you have a dispute about the boundary location or the condition of the fence?
If it's about the location, a land surveyor would be able to identify the exact location of the boundary.
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Re: Fencing - boundary dispute4
Dec 30, 2011 5:19 pm
Find out from your local council whether you need the neighbour's permission to take down the fence. If not, and you have the correct location of your boundary, you can merely remove the existing and build new. Just remember to stay on your side of the boundary line with all construction, including foundations etc.
Easiest will be, as Casa 2 rightfully said, get a land surveyor. Then you can try a joint venture with the neighbour and maybe share costs.
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Re: Fencing - boundary dispute5
Jan 04, 2012 4:50 pm
In SA, but apparently not in some other states, there is a small booklet put out by the Legal Services Commission and available from local Councils called Fences and the Law.
It contains all the do's and dont's and copies of all the relevant forms, which (according to the Council) you MUST serve on your neighbor. In the event of problems later with any disagreement or paying etc, without the paperwork you will get laughed out of Court and it could prove to be an expensive exercise.
Ive been there and done that and it works!