Buildings and their proximity to the boundaries was questionable in the Bracken Ridge area.

Buildings built over boundaries. QBIS.

As you can see in this photo the roof gutters of these new buildings are overlapping.

Boundary location

Fences are not an accurate indication of boundary locations.

Fences indicated in photo above (arrows). This Google map shows the building proximity of the buildings to the fences, also overlapping of the garages (circled).

When in doubt, this should be noted by a competent inspector in their report, to alert the buyers legal representative to have the property boundaries checked by a qualified surveyor. This serious problem may affect future resale of the property.

Boundary location

Buildings encroaching upon each other.

This serious problem may affect future resale of the property.

Boundary location

Buildings encroaching on the boundary.

Unfortunately the shadow in this photo hides the fact that these new neighboring buildings are overlapping. Overlapping of the building structures may have consequences when either property are placed on the market for sale in the future.

Never use fences as a true guage of boundary locations.

  • Fences are not necessarily a true indication of the boundary locations, therefore they must not be used to determine their position.
  • A qualified surveyor must be employed to give an accurate determination of the boundary locations.
  • This problem may affect resale of the property.

If in doubt, check with your legal representative for advice regarding the consequences.

Related information:

Qld Government, Dividing fence disputes

For independent Building Inspections Brisbane in all suburbs, Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. qbis.com.au