Neighbourhood Tree Disputes

Does your neighbour have a dangerous tree that causes or is likely to cause damage to your property or injury to any person?

Does your neighbour have a tall hedge that blocks your views or obstructs sunlight to your windows?

If so, and reasonable efforts by you to reach agreement with the owner of the land on which the tree is situated have been unsuccessful, we can help.

The Trees (Disputes between Neighbours) Act 2006 (NSW) enables an owner of land to apply to the Land & Environment Court for:

  • an order to remedy, restrain or prevent damage to property on the land, or to prevent injury to any person, as a consequence of a tree to which the Act applies that is situated on adjoining land; and/or
  • an order to remedy, restrain or prevent a severe obstruction of sunlight to a window of a dwelling, or any view from a dwelling situated on the land, if the obstruction occurs as a consequence of trees (to which Part 2A of the Act applies) being situated on adjoining land.


The Act does not apply to trees on Council land.

We have experience in running these applications in the Court on behalf of clients.

Please contact us if you would like advice in relation to dangerous trees or obstructive hedges on your neighbour’s property.

Amanda Johnstone
Connor & Co Lawyers

About Connor & Co Lawyers

We are a Law firm located at Level 5, 50 Margaret Street Sydney NSW 2000 specialising in Business law, Banking & Finance, Dispute Resolution, Litigation and Environment & Planning matters.

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