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news.com.au 24 Nov, 2021 07:00 am

Peppermint Grove: Wealthy neighbours take wall fight to the Supreme Court

Peppermint Grove: Wealthy neighbours take wall fight to the Supreme Court
Two neighbouring families in one of Perth’s wealthiest suburbs are locked in a legal fight over a wall that a judge has described as a “sliver of land hardly wide enough to accommodate a punnet of petunias”.

“The plaintiffs (the Crage family) say that the defendants (the Wooles family) have ‘previously committed the tort of trespass by planting vines and allowing them to grow over and damage the first and second walls’,” Master Craig Sanderson said in his judgment this week.” “Marvelling” at the “nature of the relief sought”, Master Sanderson said there was nothing to indicate the Crage family intended to demolish either wall.“In other words, the wall is built straight but on a slight angle to the actual boundary line,” Master Sanderson said.“This case concerns a sliver of land hardly wide enough to accommodate a punnet of petunias,” Master Sanderson said.

Master Sanderson said the claim was arguable and the dispute was “best litigated once and for all so that the respective interests of the parties can be finally determined”.Two wealthy neighbours are at war over a “sliver of land hardly wide enough to accommodate a punnet of petunias”.

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