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Overhanging branches

The Queensland Government has an online step-by-step guide to resolving tree disputes.

If you have tried talking to your neighbour but the matter remains unresolved, you can provide them with a notice to remove particular branches.

If you are unable to resolve a dispute about payment for the cutting and removal of overhanging branches, you may apply to QCAT to recover up to $300 as a minor debt dispute.

If your matter is a minor debt, you can save time and complete a minor debt application (form 3) and pay online. You will still need to lodge a copy of your application at a QCAT registry.

Descriptions of QCAT's jurisdiction on this website are general information only. They do not definitively describe the types of applications on which QCAT can make decisions. The relevant legislation determines QCAT's jurisdiction. If you are unsure about your legal rights, you should seek legal advice. Your individual circumstances should guide any actions taken to resolve your dispute.

Last reviewed
19 September 2017
Last updated
19 September 2017

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