CLCQ Flood Webinar Series 2022: Navigating neighbourhood disputes and damage to property from floods

Flood and body corporates
March 28, 2022, 2pm-3pm (Queensland time)
Hosted by: Community Legal Centres Queensland

Disputes between neighbours are a common occurrence, particularly where there is damage to property, including damage to fences, homes and land. These disputes give rise to legal issues arising at common law, under the Neighbourhood Disputes (Dividing Fences and Trees) Act 2011 and under the under the Planning Act 2016 (Qld).

Following the recent flood events in South East Queensland, this webinar provides a refresher on some of the common neighbourhood disputes and legal issues that arise when flood waters impact homes and property.

This session, presented by Aaron Alcock (Special Counsel, Litigation and Dispute Resolution) and Tom Buckley (Special Counsel, Planning and Environment) from HopgoodGanim Lawyers, covers the legal issues and practical steps people can take in relation to:

  • damage to dividing fences
  • disputes concerning overland flow and common law claims for nuisance
  • town planning considerations for damage to property, including retaining walls and use rights for land.
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