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Cutting down the cypress leylandii, pittosporums, and cotoneasters on your neighbours' land - the resolution of spite hedges

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Griggs, L and Low, R, Cutting down the cypress leylandii, pittosporums, and cotoneasters on your neighbours' land - the resolution of spite hedges, Australian Property Law Journal, 21, (1) pp. 1-13. ISSN 1038-5959 (2012) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

Queensland, New South Wales, and the United Kingdom have enacted legislation that governs what are colloquially known as spite hedges. These are barriers, commonly horticultural, that once constructed, block the view or sunlight from a neighbouring property. The matter was also recently raised in the Tasmanian Parliament. This article examines whether legislation should be enacted to deal with this issue, and if so, what is the regulatory model that need to be adopted. The conclusion is that a layered nuanced approach is needed to balance the interests and obligations of neighbouring landowners.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Law
Research Field:Law not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the Law
Objective Field:Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified
Author:Griggs, L (Mr Lynden Griggs)
ID Code:80731
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2012-11-09
Last Modified:2013-06-21
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