I have just put my fathers house on the market and the owner of a privatvate wetland that boarders the property told the

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Customer: I have just put my fathers house on the market and the owner of a privatvate wetland that boarders the property told the realestate agent not me that he was erecting a 1.8 meter high fence just on his side of the boundary the agent informed me of this yesterday can I do anything about this .
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: The fence could devalue the property and it obstructs the view. I am in New Zealand and the property is in Whangarei
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: I have tried talking to him but he would not move at all on the fence
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No I think that is all
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I am a New Zealand lawyer based in Wellington and will help you with your question today. Please give me a minute to read the question

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You could start by giving hima fencing notice under the Fencing Act which specifies what fence you prefer. Then he would need to give a cross notice, and if you both cannot agree, the Disputes Tribunal would resolve this

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As he is building the fence on his property but close to the boundary would a notice and the fence will be up by the end of the week
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I would prefer typing
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Dont worry about the phone call

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You could still give him the fencing notice, and start the process and suggest he stops until this is sorted. You should also check if he has a council permit and if this is too high for your local district plan

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should I ring citizen advice or the council on Monday
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I have attached the law Society pamphlet about fences

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But do contact the council

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