Jun 26, 2015 9:40 pm
We had some gardening done at our rental property and the neighbours are now complaining they the gardener had planted some of the plants too close to the boundary (which is a brick veneer wall of the neighbour's bedroom that is right on the boundary) They are claiming they there had to be a 50cm clearance to avoid "damage to the wall and foundation due to increased dampness from watering those plants"
Sounds all a bit ridiculous to me but I wanted to check whether there is any regulation around this in Victoria.
Any advice is appreciated!
Re: Plants close to boundary - regulation?2
Jun 26, 2015 10:56 pm
Do you have a photo?
I think it sounds abit ridiculous as well. As a home owner, your obligation is to stop water from entering neighbouring properties. It wouldn't flood their area I'm sure?
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Re: Plants close to boundary - regulation?3
Jun 27, 2015 12:42 am
I thought that only non habitable rooms can have boundary walls. I would ask for the legislation that stipulates boundary set back for plants. I think it is quite normal to have plants planted next to the fences.
Read up on boundary walls and I think you will find that they should not be walls for habitable rooms.
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