Property Disputes and Issues

ACT Housing Fact Sheet: Neighbourhood Disputes (RTF, 920kB)

Community Services Directorate

Neighbourhood disputes usually involve neighbours who disagree over such things as noise, smoke, fences, trees, pets, relationships, property maintenance, etc. This fact sheet provides names and contact details of a number of agencies that have skills in resolving neighbourhood disputes.

Conflict Resolution Service


The Conflict Resolution Service is a not for profit community organisation which provides dispute advice, mediation, community education and training to assist in managing conflict within the wider ACT community.

Residential Fences Guidelines

Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate

Guidelines for residential fencing in the ACT.

ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal

ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal

The ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal (ACAT) is an independent body, which has exclusive jurisdiction to hear and determine disputes arising from private and public residential tenancy and occupancy agreements made in the ACT. ACAT also endorses additional or inconsistent terms in new leases.

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