Refer to the following to find out the court orders the Community Disputes Resolution Tribunals (CDRT) can make.
This means your neighbour has to...
Pay you a sum of money of not more than $20,000.
Stop doing something.
Apologise to you.
Pay you out of pocket expenses that you may have incurred while pursuing your claim.
Follow any of the other court orders the CDRT makes.
Before making a court order, the CDRT will consider:
In deciding whether it is just and equitable for the court order to be made, the CDRT will consider:
Refer to Example cases of neighbour disputes to read about past cases heard by the CDRT and their outcomes.
A copy of the court order will be made available to both parties on the Community Justice and Tribunals System (CJTS).
If a party does not comply with the order, the other party may enforce a CDRT order against them.
A party may also appeal against an order of a CDRT to the General Division of the High Court. To do so, the party first must apply to the CDRT for leave (permission) to appeal.
The information here is for general guidance as the courts do not provide legal advice. If you need further help, you may want to get independent legal advice.Find out more