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Most property owners have encountered a neighbour with overgrown trees, shadowing their property or impairing their views.

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As lawyers we will often come across the following quandary – a client with a quality business delivering great products and services and working all hours to make it happen.

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Where residential building work has been completed and is found to be defective there is almost always a tension between the builder and the homeowner as to what should happen next.

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Exempt and complying development is defined in the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 (Codes SEPP).

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You can, but you need to be careful in how you go about it.

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We have dealt with planning principles in some detail in our article on view loss and the right to a view. You can click here to read that article.

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Characterisation refers to the process of properly defining a use (or ‘development’) that is, or is intended to be, carried out.

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If you are unhappy with the determination of council in relation to your development application, you can appeal that decision under section 97 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act...

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Unfortunately, not. No one has a right to a view to be maintained for their property indefinitely.

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No, not always.

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