Can You Build Right Up To Your Boundary?

Can you build right up to the boundary?

In general, your neighbour only has the right to build up to the boundary line (line of junction) between the two properties but there are circumstances when they can legitimately build on your land.

You can give consent for them to build a new party wall and foundations on your land..

How high can you build a wall between Neighbours?

Walls and Fences The wall or fence is not more than 2 metres in height anywhere on your property except where it adjoins a road or footpath. In this case the height is restricted to 1 metre.

How close can a fence be to a property line?

Check Rules and Regulations Your jurisdiction may have laws about how far back a fence needs to be set on your property, which is typically 2, 4, 6 or 8 inches from the property line. Other areas will allow you to go right up to the property line.

What is the maximum size you can build without planning permission?

The permitted development rules have recently been relaxed, allowing you to build an extension without planning permission of up to six metres (or eight metres if your house is detached).

How close to the boundary can I build Auckland?

How close may I build to the boundary? You can build up to a height of 2.5m high on the boundary, if the Height in Relation to Boundary Rule applies. However, ground floor windows of habitable rooms in the Living and Rural Villages Environments must be at least 1.2m from the boundary.

Can Neighbours complain about permitted development?

If you know a proposed development may restrict your neighbours right to light, even after planning permission has been granted or you are building under your Permitted Development rights, they have the right to oppose the extension being built.

How close to a boundary can I build?

How Close to Your Boundary Can You Extend Your Property. It can be challenging to understand the rules and regulations when it comes to boundaries with extensions. If you are planning to build any extension that is more than one story, you are restricted to no more than 3m beyond your rear boundary.

Can I build a conservatory up to my boundary?

How close can you build a conservatory to a boundary? Technically, as long as the conservatory is less than three metres high, it can go to the edge of the boundary at the side and the back – considering it doesn’t cover more than 50% of the area around the house (see above).

How close to the boundary can I build NZ?

How close may I build to the boundary? You can build up to a height of 2.5m high on the boundary, if the Height in Relation to Boundary Rule applies. However, ground floor windows of habitable rooms in the Living and Rural Villages Environments must be at least 1.2m from the boundary.

What is the 45 degree rule?

They often apply what is called the 45 degree rule which is included in most Councils Residential Design guidelines. Basically an imaginary line is drawn at 45 degrees from the mid point of your neighbours nearest windows across the boundary and no part of your proposed extension should cross this line.

Can my Neighbour build an extension on the boundary line?

If you intend to build entirely on your land but the footings or foundations will extend over the boundary you may proceed once the notice has expired unless the adjoining owner objects.

How close to boundary can I build a garage?

5. The maximum eaves height of the garage/car port is 2.5 metres if it is within 2 metres of the property boundary. 6. No part of the garage is within 3.5 metres of the boundary with a road to the rear of the house.