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DIVIDING FENCES ACT 1961


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART I -- Preliminary  

   1.      Short title and commencement
            
   3.      Savings as to certain Acts
            
   4.      Crown not bound by Act
            
   5.      Terms used
            
   6.      Act not to interfere with agreements

   PART II -- Construction of dividing fences  

   7.      Liability of owners of adjoining lands to fence
            
   8.      Notice to fence to be given
            
   9.      Proceedings in default of agreement
            
   10.     Proceedings on failure to carry out agreement or order
            
   11.     Cases where owner of adjoining land cannot be found
            
   12.     Proceedings for defining boundary line by surveyor
            
   13.     Liability to contribute to cost of dividing fence

   PART III -- Repair of dividing fences  

   14.     Liability of adjoining owners to repair dividing fence
            
   15.     Procedure to compel contribution to repair dividing fence
            
   16.     Liability of person using fence on further side of road

   PART IV -- Miscellaneous  

   17.     Costs
            
   18.     Method of recovering money payable under this Act
            
   19.     Apportionment of costs of fencing as between landlord and tenant
            
   20.     Purchaser under option to purchase liable for amount of contribution for dividing fence paid by owner
            
   21.     Power to enter adjoining land
            
   22.     Notices and demands to be in writing, and method of giving
            
   23.     Regulations
            
   24.     Local government may be required to prescribe sufficient fence
           Defined terms
            
           

[Reprinted under the Reprints Act 1984 as at 22 May 2015]

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