do neighbours have rights when it comes to building or renovating?

Everybody needs good neighbours, particularly if you plan to build or renovate your home.

 

The Victorian Building Authority says that neighbours have rights when it comes to building and renovations.In Victoria neighbours are entitled to view any planning permit documentation that is advertised for the purpose of the planning permit application. Local councils manage this process.
If you want to build or renovate, you may be required to undertake protection work to ensure your
neighbour’s property isn’t damaged during building.The building surveyor will assess the plans for the building permit to decide if protection work is needed.

http://www.vba.vic.gov.au/media/media-releases?folder=21663

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