Neighbourhood disputes can occur. Whether its due to encroachments, trees, retaining, fencing, negligence, nuisance, harrassment or any other matter. Councils often won’t get involved with these neighbour disputes, citing that it’s a civil matter between neighbours. So where do you go for help if you cannot come to a compromised solution with your neighbour. Often it requires someone to mediate firstly, or secondly head to the courts for a judge to resolve it.
Introducing John Steele. John is a retired Lawyer who has spent most of his career as a community development and poverty lawyer with a special interest and passion for teaching and practising mediation. His aim has been to use his knowledge of the legal system to help ordinary people achieve dreams for good things their community can achieve rather than simply help them through crises
John currently works as a mediator and also a part time lecturer at TAFE. John is passionate about giving people access to information about the law
John wrote the legal services commission guides to the law including:
- Fencing and the Law
2. Trees and the law
3. Cycling and the law
4. Share housing and the law
5. Retaining and the law
Johns topics will include:
- People resolving problems themselves
- Relying on Government authorities to resolve Problems
- Areas and Sources of Law relavant to Neighbour Boundary Disputes
- Property and Trespass based rules – fencing and encroachments
- Nuisance and Negligence based rules – trees and retaining walls.
Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about the industry
How to register and attend…
To secure your seat you must register and pay online by clicking here. You will then receive an email asking if you would like to attend in person or via Zoom and login details will be provided
Staying Covid Safe
Please do not attend in person if you are experiencing any cold or flu symptoms, have been in contact with a known infected person in the past 3 weeks or have travelled from interstate or overseas in the past 3 weeks. The wearing of a face mask is welcomed but not compulsory. Please maintain 1.5 metres at all times and refrain from hand shaking.
A Few Important Notes
- Bring Your Pads, Pens, iPad or whatever it takes but don’t forget to take notes.When you come to the Property Meeting, please bring something to take notes – you don’t want to miss a thing and we’ll be sharing very valuable information on the night!
It’s going to be another full house so make sure you secure your place …
We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!
– Anthea & Rohan