Laws relating to disputes between neighbours over trees


In September 2009 the NSW Government announced that by way of an amendment to the Trees (Disputes Between Neighbours) Act 2006 the Land and Environment Court would be given the power to resolve disputes between neighbours over high, dense hedges that severely affected views and sunlight. .......If an owner or occupier of land is concerned about trees on an adjacent property, they have an initial obligation to make ‘reasonable effort’ to reach agreement with the owner of the land on which trees are located. The legislation is expressly intended to ensure that, wherever possible, neighbours attempt to resolve hedge disputes through discussions or mediation. To read full article

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