From 22 September 2014, the Fences Amendment Act 2014 introduced a number of changes to the Fences Act 1968. If you are a property owner, these new changes mean that you and your neighbour have equal responsibility for the dividing fence on your land.
The Fences Act contains rules about who pays for a dividing fence, the type of fence to be built, notices that neighbours need to give one another and how to resolve disputes that come up when discussing fencing works with your neighbour.
If you have a fencing issue or dispute, there are several things you need to consider. Please click the links below to go to the appropriate page.
- General Principles
- Tips for resolving your fencing dispute
- Further information and resources
- Fencing FAQs
- Notice to Fence documents