Neighbourhood life: overview

While good communication and discussion can often settle problems between neighbours, sometimes it may be necessary to use the law to reach a resolution. This chapter covers the law relating to common neighbour disputes.

The chapter covers:

  • building and repairing fences
  • trimming and removing hazardous or overhanging trees
  • dogs and other animals
  • unreasonable or excessive noise
  • restrictions on outdoor fires, and
  • the law relating to trespass.

    Note: If you’re being harassed or intimidated by a neighbour or someone else in your local community, you may be able to take action against them under the Harassment Act – see the chapter, “Harassment and bullying”.

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