Good Day Rioters,
Moved into a new property and are in the progress of doing the front garden. We did the right thing and called dial before you dig – got the plans and marked out where I thought they ran.
We were a little close to the gas line for my liking – so we gave them a call and asked them to mark it up for us (Free service so might as well share the liability around).
First set was marked out today and it was within our property – or what I thought was our property. The lines go straight through the garden established by the previous owner. From this I found out that the previous owner had encroached some 1.5 – 2.5m onto the Nature Strip (which must be 5- 6m wide).
My questions are –
- Do I have any recourse against either the previous owner / property inspector (The encroachment was not noted in the Building Report)?
- Have people had any luck getting approval for gardens on the Nature Strip (Would still be 2m from the curb to the garden edge)?
- Can any on tell me the required clearances on easements?
- Now that I know that I have a well established garden over the easement – does it need to be removed?
Look forward to your response