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Boundary Disputes

Boundary Disputes in General

The boundary between neighbouring blocks of land is the central to many neighbourhood disputes and legal relations. There are arbitrators available to help resolve a dispute before matters escalate to court. Neighbourhood disputes about plants are also common, and are addressed by the Tasmanian C...

Boundary Fences and Disputes about Plants

Neighbourhood Disputes about Plants Specific legislation, the Neighbourhood Disputes about Plants Act 2017 (Tas) was introduced to provide clarity around processes, rights and obligations in relation to plants that straddle or overhang adjoining properties. The problem of neighbourhood disput...


There is no general right of access to neighbouring land in Tasmania, even if access is required to effect emergency repairs to one's own house or property. The occupier of land has the right to refuse permission to anyone wishing to enter their land in most circumstances. Some public authorit...

Entry of Objects

Like the entry of persons, the entry of objects can be with or without permission. Permission would normally have to be expressly given by the occupier, and may normally be withdrawn at any time. After permission is withdrawn, the person who owns or controls the object must remove it as soon as r...

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