Cutting down the Cypress leylandii, pittosporums, and cotoneasters on your neighbours' land - the resolution of spite hedges
Griggs, Lynden & Low, Rouhshi (2012) 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.
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 be adopted. The conclusion is that a layered nuanced response is needed to balance the interests and obligations of neighbouring landowners.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||spite hedges, spite fences, Neighbourhood disputes|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School|
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 LexisNexis|
|Deposited On:||30 Oct 2012 10:17|
|Last Modified:||31 Oct 2012 14:14|
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