Neighbourhood dispute resolution
Disputes arise when people disagree about a topic of concern.
Maintaining a relationship with your neighbours provides good a foundation for communication without conflict when matters of concern arise. Often people don't realise how their activities are impacting others. Having a a chat to discuss the matter of concern, can often be all it takes to fix the situation.
If this approach is unsuccessful, the resources below provide effective remedies to help resolve disputes.
A dividing fence dispute may arise if owners of adjoining properties disagree about fence construction or maintenance.
Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) has been given jurisdiction to hear disputes involving all types of fences on common boundaries including pool fencing. Both pool owners and adjoining owners have the right to apply to QCAT about fencing work.