Building works in some instances may impact neighbouring or adjoining property. Building surveyors, certifiers and engineers carry the responsibility to guild and determine whether protection works are required.

Owner builders, particularly home renovators, demonstrate increased neighbourly sensitivities as they may have resided at the address for some time and may plan to do so for many more years. Adjoining property impacts and considerations are determined prior to any work permits being issued. In NSW, adjoining property legislation resides…