How do I resolve a boundary issue with my neighbour?
(updated on Thursday, October 09th 2008)
Our Experts Answer:The Residential Tenancies Act only applies to the relationship between a tenant and landlord, and does not cover the relationship between landlords of neighbouring properties. I recommend that you seek independent legal advice from your local community law centre about what action you can take about trees growing near a boundary fence. You may also wish to discuss the matter with your local council to find out whether there are any requirements or bylaws that cover your situation.
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