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Robertson v Darvas

 

[2016] QCAT 136

CITATION:

Robertson v Darvas [2016] QCAT 136

PARTIES:

Walter Henry Robertson

(Applicant)

 

v

 

Steven Malcolm Darvas

(Respondent)

APPLICATION NUMBER:

NDR088-15

MATTER TYPE:

Other civil dispute matters

HEARING DATE:

On the papers

HEARD AT:

Brisbane

DECISION OF:

Senior Member Brown

DELIVERED ON:

20 May 2016

DELIVERED AT:

Brisbane

ORDERS MADE:

  1. The application is dismissed.

CATCHWORDS:

TREES – whether trees causing serious damage to land or property on land – leaf litter – whether trees causing severe obstruction of sunlight to windows – whether severe obstruction of sunlight to windows constitutes significant, ongoing and unreasonable interference with use and enjoyment of land

Neighbourhood Disputes (Dividing Fences and Trees) Act 2011 (Qld) ss 46, 48, 49, 52, 59, 62, 65, 66, 73, 74, 75

Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009 (Qld) ss 110, 111

Laing & Anor v Kokkinos & Anor (No 2) [2013] QCATA 247

Thomsen v White [2012] QCAT 381

APPEARANCES:

This matter was heard and determined on the papers pursuant to s 32 of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009 (Qld) (QCAT Act).

REASONS FOR DECISION

What is this application about?

  1. [1]
    Mr Walter Robertson lives next door to Dr Steven Darvas in Buderim. Dr Darvas has, growing on his land along the boundary with Mr Robertson’s land, a number of trees. Mr Robertson says that the trees cause serious damage to his land or property on his land and cause a substantial ongoing and unreasonable interference with the use and enjoyment of his property. Mr Robertson wants the trees either removed or pruned.

The Trees and the dwelling on Mr Robertson’s land

  1. [2]
    The trees and shrubs complained of by Mr Robertson are located on Dr Darvas’s land along the rear boundary with Mr Robertson’s land. There are two lilly pilly trees and three trees, the species of which are unspecified.
  2. [3]
    In addition to the main dwelling on Mr Robertson’s land, there is a secondary dwelling. The secondary dwelling is described by Mr Robertson as self-contained with a kitchen and workshop. It is not entirely clear whether the secondary dwelling is attached to the main dwelling, although from the various photographs before the Tribunal this appears to be the case. In any event, I am prepared to accept that the secondary dwelling is a dwelling for the purposes of the Neighbourhood Disputes (Dividing Fences and Trees) Act 2011 (Qld) (‘the NDA’).
  3. [4]
    The secondary dwelling has a number of windows on the eastern side of the structure. The trees are situated along the western boundary of Dr Darvas’s land.

The report by the arborist

  1. [1]
    To help the Tribunal, an arborist, Mr Inman, was appointed.[1] Mr Inman inspected the trees on 22 August 2015 and subsequently provided a report to the Tribunal.[2]
  1. [2]
    Mr Inman identifies the lilly pillys as being approximately 7 metres in height, and the remaining trees approximately 3 metres to 4 metres in height. Together, the trees create a combined canopy approximately 17 metres in length.
  2. [3]
    Mr Inman notes that only one lilly pilly tree overhangs Mr Robertson’s property, by approximately 1 metre. At the time of Mr Inman’s inspection all of the other trees had been pruned back to the property boundary.
  3. [4]
    Mr Inman’s inspection commenced at 8.00am. He notes in his report that the day was partly cloudy. He observed that light was obstructed to the kitchen window of the secondary dwelling and the garden bed adjacent to the eastern side of the secondary dwelling for approximately four hours between 7:00am and 11:00am. Mr Inman noted that the trees might grow approximately 500mm taller annually, and in the event of such growth the trees will create an increased obstruction of sunlight of approximately 10% over the next twelve months.
  4. [5]
    Mr Inman observed a window awning over the kitchen window in the secondary dwelling. Mr Inman noted that 50% of all available light into the room was obstructed by the awning. He noted that Mr Robertson was not prepared to remove the awning.
  5. [6]
    Mr Inman recommended that the trees be maintained on an ongoing basis back from the property boundary once a year after the growing season. He noted that this could easily be completed with hand tools at ground level by a local property maintenance person.
  6. [7]
    Mr Inman noted that if the two lilly pilly trees were to be removed and replaced with a smaller hedge that was maintained, together with the other trees, at 2.5 metres this would allow sunlight into Mr Robertson’s rear garden and kitchen window. However, this would only be for the hours of sunlight up until midday, and that after midday the sun would have passed the garden and kitchen window areas.
  7. [8]
    Mr Inman noted that the installation of a skylight and the removal of the kitchen awning would improve the lighting conditions in the secondary dwelling kitchen area.
  8. [9]
    Mr Inman noted that the removal or reduction of vegetation along the rear fence line of Mr Robertson’s property would not improve the light conditions enough to grow every available vegetable species as they require up to six hours of sunlight daily.
  9. [10]
    As to the use of the secondary dwelling, Mr Inman observed that Mr Robertson “only uses the ... dwelling occasionally throughout parts of the day to cook lunch and dinner…”.[3]
  10. [11]
    Mr Inman did not make recommendations regarding the removal of the trees, or the reduction in height of the trees. He recommended the installation of skylights in the kitchen area and the removal of the window awning over the kitchen window of the secondary dwelling. He also recommended the maintenance of the trees once per year back from the property boundary during the months of March/April after the growing season.
  11. [12]
    In the report, Mr Inman noted that it is possible that an expert may be required to take light readings in the kitchen area.

What does Mr Robertson say?

  1. [13]
    Mr Robertson says that the presence of the trees and the resulting obstruction of sunlight results in his being unable to cultivate vegetables on his property along the fence line adjacent to the trees. He says that the lack of sunlight prevents ‘even weeds’ growing. Mr Robertson says that the trees obstruct sunlight to the secondary dwelling in which he undertakes, among other things, cooking activities.
  2. [14]
    Mr Robertson uses the kitchen in the secondary dwelling (as opposed to the kitchen in the main dwelling) as he suffers from asthma which results in an increased sensitivity to cooking smells. Cooking in the secondary dwelling thereby reduces the risk of exacerbating his asthma when he is in the main dwelling.
  3. [15]
    Mr Robertson says that the guttering of the secondary dwelling is constantly being filled with leaves, flowers and other leaf litter.
  4. [16]
    Before the trees reached their present height Mr Robertson says that the sun:

Would stream in through all my windows in building number 2 [the secondary dwelling] from 7am in the morning in mid-winter and warm the place up which is a big thing for me in winter at my age. This doesn’t happen the way things are now.[4]

  1. [17]
    Mr Robertson says that the trees are blocking light to his windows and that during winter ‘there is no sun and little natural light until 11am even on a sunny day.’  Mr Robertson says that as a result of the height of the trees ‘I have to use lights during the day to see what I am doing in the building. The light as well as sunlight is blocked from coming into my windows.’[5]
  2. [18]
    In relation to privacy issues relating to the trees, Mr Robertson says that any suggestion that the trees are an effective privacy screen between his property and Dr Darvas’s property is incorrect. He says that the lower foliage of the trees is sparse as a result of decreased sunlight, and thereby one is able to ‘see through the fence anywhere one wishes’.[6]
  3. [19]
    Mr Robertson refers to the trees as “eyesores” that he “has to put up with all the time”.[7]
  4. [20]
    Mr Robertson says that he spends more time in the secondary dwelling than in the main dwelling “because it is also part of my workshop where I do repairs etc.”[8]
  5. [21]
    As to the suggestion that an awning over the window of the kitchen in the secondary dwelling reduces light into the kitchen, Mr Robertson says that the awning deflects rain and that, when compared with a window in the secondary dwelling without an awning, the impact that it has upon “different light levels are (sic) negligible”.[9]
  6. [22]
    Mr Robertson says that reducing the trees to fence height would solve the problems of sunlight and overhanging branches, and that failing removal of the trees, they should be trimmed back to 3 metres to 4 metres in height.
  7. [23]
    In relation to the assessor’s report, Mr Robertson says that more than one tree branch overhangs his property. He says that “both trees” (presumably referring to the lilly pilly trees) overhang the fence by more than half a metre and “one limb of the shrubs by the same amount.”[10]

What does Dr Darvas say?

  1. [24]
    Dr Darvas says that he has regularly trimmed the overhanging tree branches in order to placate Mr Robertson. Dr Darvas says that the trees provide a screen between the properties. He refers to the kitchen in the secondary dwelling used by Mr Robertson as a ‘makeshift cook area’. He says that any complaint by Mr Robertson about the inability to grow vegetables does not relate to the trees, but rather to the fact that the secondary dwelling is only 2 metres from the boundary fence and the combined effect of this is that little sunlight would, irrespective of the trees, reach this part of the property.
  2. [25]
    Dr Darvas says that he does not object to Mr Robertson pruning any overhanging branches and that the only objection he has is to the reduction in height of the trees, due to the adverse impact it would have on his privacy and his garden.
  3. [26]
    Dr Darvas says that the assessor’s report is impartial and accurate.

The Neighbourhood Disputes (Dividing Fences and Trees) Act 2011 (Qld) (‘the NDA’)

  1. [27]
    Dr Darvas is a tree keeper.[11] Mr Robertson is a neighbour.[12] A tree keeper has responsibilities under the NDA, including cutting and removing any branches of the tree that overhang a neighbour’s land, and ensuring that a tree does not cause: serious injury to a person or serious damage to a person’s land or any property on a person’s land; or substantial ongoing and unreasonable interference with a person’s use and enjoyment of the person’s land.[13]
  2. [28]
    Land may be affected by a tree.[14] If a neighbour’s land is affected by a tree, and the neighbour cannot resolve the issue with the tree keeper using the process under Part 4 of the NDA, the neighbour may apply to the Tribunal for an order.[15]
  3. [29]
    The Tribunal can make orders it considers appropriate in relation to a tree affecting the neighbour’s land to prevent serious injury to any person; or to remedy, restrain or prevent serious damage to the neighbour’s land or any property on the neighbour’s land or substantial, ongoing and unreasonable interference with the use and enjoyment of the neighbour’s land.[16]
  4. [30]
    For interference that is an obstruction of sunlight, the tree must rise at least 2.5 metres above the ground and the obstruction must be a severe obstruction of sunlight to a window or roof of a dwelling on the neighbour’s land.[17]
  5. [31]
    The Tribunal must consider a range of matters in deciding an application for an order under the NDA.[18]

Consideration

  1. [32]
    I am satisfied that Mr Robertson has made a reasonable effort to reach agreement with Dr Darvas regarding the trees.[19] I am satisfied that the requirements of s 65 of the NDA have been met and that Mr Robertson’s application for a tree dispute properly falls for determination by the Tribunal.
  2. [33]
    Assuming a tree dispute involves a neighbour, a tree keeper and a tree, there are a number of gateways through which a neighbour must pass before the Tribunal will make an order in relation to a tree.
  3. [34]
    The first gateway a neighbour must pass through is establishing that the neighbour’s land is affected by the tree.  The second gateway requires the neighbour to satisfy the Tribunal of the matters set out at s 65 of the NDA. The third gateway requires the neighbour to establish that the orders sought in relation to the tree fall within the relief set out at s 66 of the NDA.

Serious damage to Mr Robertson’s land or property on his land

  1. [35]
    Mr Robertson says that the trees have caused serious damage to his land or property on his land. He says that this takes the form of his being unable to grow vegetables or grass adjacent to the trees as a result of the lack of sunlight.
  2. [36]
    Not all damage which a tree may cause to a neighbour’s land or property on the land will form the basis for an order by the Tribunal. The damage, or the likelihood of damage, must be serious.
  3. [37]
    As Mr Robertson has brought the application for a tree dispute, he must prove his case on the requisite civil standard. Mr Robertson has placed before the Tribunal a number of photographs in support of his application, in particular a photograph attached to his application which is labelled “At present – 7 months later – after trimming on 8/11/14”. Appended “B” to the response filed by Dr Darvas is a photograph of a raised garden bed immediately adjacent to the secondary dwelling. Finally, there are a number of photographs appended to the assessor’s report of the area between the secondary dwelling and the trees.[20] These photographs offer an accurate picture of the relevant area between the secondary dwelling and the trees.
  4. [38]
    In his report, Mr Inman observes that the dividing fence and secondary dwelling (in addition to the trees) restrict access to available sunlight. He notes that different types of vegetables require different light conditions and that vegetables generally require 6 hours of sunlight in order to grow and thrive.
  5. [39]
    Mr Robertson has provided no evidence, other than his assertions regarding the inability of vegetables and grass to grow and the various photographs, to connect the trees and what he says is the serious damage to his property.
  6. [40]
    I am not persuaded that the damage complained of by Mr Robertson is serious. The inability to grow vegetables or grass in a small part of Mr Robertson’s property – a part I might add which does not from the photographs appear to be one where the residents of Mr Robertson’s property would spend a great deal of time – could not in my view be said to be grave in nature or disposition.[21]
  7. [41]
    Even if the damage could be said to be serious, there is no evidence that the inability to grow vegetables or grass is caused by the trees. The presence of the fence, the buildings and the position of the garden itself all mean that the area would be unlikely to be bathed in the required 6 hours of sunlight to grow vegetables.[22] In light of Mr Inman’s opinion that the removal or reduction of the trees will not improve light conditions sufficiently to enable the growing of vegetables in the position identified by Mr Robertson, there is no evidence to support Mr Robertson’s contention and it must fail.

Leaf litter

  1. [42]
    Mr Robertson says that his ‘guttering is constantly being filled with leaves and flowers etc.[23] There is no evidence of the nature and/or extent of the leaf litter. There is no photographic evidence of the leaf litter in the gutters, or indeed elsewhere.
  2. [43]
    Leaf litter will not generally form a ground for an order by the Tribunal.[24] There is no evidence of the existence of the leaf litter referred to by Mr Robertson or that it constitutes a substantial ongoing and unreasonable interference with Mr Robertson’s use and enjoyment of his land. This aspect of Mr Robertson’s claim must also therefore fail.

Obstruction of sunlight

  1. [44]
    Mr Robertson says that the trees have caused, and do cause, substantial, ongoing and unreasonable interference with the use and enjoyment of his land.
  2. [45]
    Mr Robertson has not placed before the Tribunal any photographs depicting what he says is the impact of the obstruction of sunlight through the windows into the secondary dwelling. There are no internal photographs of the dwelling. There is no shade diagram nor is there any expert lighting evidence. All of the photographs of the secondary dwelling are external views. 
  3. [46]
    The best, and most objective, evidence available to the Tribunal in relation to the issue of the obstruction of sunlight is that of Mr Inman.  Whilst it is not the assessor’s role to determine the issues in dispute but rather to make observations and offer opinions about the facts within his area of expertise, those observations and opinions are important. Ultimately, however, it is for the Tribunal to make findings about the facts and to apply the law to the facts.
  4. [47]
    The windows in the secondary dwelling relevant to this application are on the eastern side of the dwelling. Mr Inman noted that sunlight was obstructed to the kitchen window of the secondary dwelling and the garden bed at the rear of the building for approximately four hours between 7:00am to 11:00am. Given that he inspected the trees in the morning, Mr Inman  was well placed to make these observations. Mr Inman made two further significant observations. Firstly, he noted the impact of the awning over the kitchen window which, he said, was obstructing 50% of all available light. He noted that Mr Robertson was unwilling to remove the awning. Secondly, Mr Inman noted that it is possible that if the two lilly pilly trees were removed and replaced with a smaller hedge that was maintained along with the other three trees at 2.5 metres (as contended for by Mr Robertson), this would allow sunlight into Mr Robertson’s rear garden and kitchen window between sun up until midday, when the sun would pass the garden and kitchen window areas.
  5. [48]
    Mr Inman uses the word “possible” presumably because of the impact of the awning over the kitchen window on the ingress of light.
  6. [49]
    Mr Robertson refers to the obstruction of sunlight to a number of windows in the secondary dwelling. The photographs before the Tribunal indicate three windows on the eastern side of the secondary dwelling. Clearly one of the windows (that with the awning) is the kitchen window. There is no evidence however regarding the other two windows, what rooms they are in, or any other relevant details.
  7. [50]
    In his submissions in response to the assessor’s report, Mr Robertson does not refute Mr Inman’s comment that Mr Robertson was unwilling to remove the awning. Mr Robertson says that the awning protrudes approximately 1 foot and that the ‘comparison to the window next to it which doesn’t have an awning shows that different light levels are negligible.’[25] It is unclear what Mr Robertson’s submissions mean. How the comparison referred to is to be undertaken is entirely unclear. Presumably, Mr Robertson is referring to photographic evidence although he does not identify what that evidence is. Further, whilst it is not possible to accurately measure dimensions from a photograph, the awning appears to extend more than 1 foot. In any event, none of the photographs before the Tribunal could be said to support the particular contention by Mr Robertson.
  8. [51]
    As I have observed, all of the photographs are external views of the secondary dwelling. There is no photographic evidence of light levels inside the dwelling that would either support Mr Robertson’s general assertion of the impact of the trees on sunlight through the windows or the specific assertion as to any differential impact (or otherwise) the awning may have on sunlight through the kitchen window as compared with the other windows.
  9. [52]
    Mr Robertson has presented no evidence in the form of expert or other evidence relating to light readings in the secondary dwelling. There is no shade diagram. The evidence presented by Mr Robertson of the obstruction of sunlight caused by the trees is limited to that of Mr Robertson.
  10. [53]
    I accept the evidence of Mr Inman that the trees do obstruct sunlight to the windows on the eastern side of the secondary dwelling until approximately 11am each day. Whether this is so throughout the year is unclear. Mr Robertson says that this restriction is during the winter months.[26] Presumably, given that the sun is higher at other times of the year the restriction is not so great. In any event, I accept the evidence of Mr Inman that after approximately midday the sun has passed the point of shining directly through the windows. I also accept the evidence of Mr Inman that the awning over the kitchen window obstructs 50% of all available light entering the kitchen window. The contribution of the awning to the interference complained of by Mr Robertson is a relevant consideration.[27]
  11. [54]
    In order for the Tribunal to make orders in relation to interference in the form of the obstruction of sunlight to a window or roof, the obstruction must be severe. This Tribunal has previously held that a severe obstruction is a considerable one.[28] There is no independent evidence before the Tribunal, other than that of Mr Inman, in relation to the obstruction of sunlight. There is no expert evidence in relation to the shadows cast by the trees, no shade diagram, nor is there evidence of light readings from inside the secondary dwelling. There are no photographs depicting the effect of the trees on the sunlight into the kitchen window or the other windows in the secondary dwelling, nor is there any evidence as to what rooms, other than the kitchen, are said to be affected by the obstruction of sunlight caused by the trees, other than a reference by Mr Robertson to a workshop. How much time is spent by Mr Robertson in the secondary dwelling is unclear other than Mr Robertson’s submission that he spends more time there than in the main dwelling. Whether that time is in the morning hours and before midday is unclear. It may be that the majority of the time spent in the secondary dwelling is during the hours after midday. Mr Robertson has produced no evidence either way.
  12. [55]
    I find that the obstruction of sunlight to the windows in the secondary dwelling is not a severe one for the purposes of s 66 of the NDA.
  13. [56]
    Even had I found the obstruction of sunlight to be severe I am of the view that this would not constitute a significant, ongoing and unreasonable interference with the use and enjoyment by Mr Robertson of his property. It does not necessarily follow from a finding of a severe obstruction of sunlight to a window that there has been a substantial, ongoing and unreasonable interference with the use and enjoyment of property.
  14. [57]
    Section 66(2)(b)(ii) of the NDA requires a neighbour to firstly establish that a tree interferes with the use and enjoyment of their land. If obstruction of sunlight is the interference complained of, the requirements of s 66(3) of the NDA must be met.[29] If a neighbour can satisfy the requirements of s 66(3), then the interference (i.e. the severe obstruction of sunlight to a window or roof) must be substantial, ongoing and unreasonable.  This requires a broader enquiry other than just a consideration of the impact of the obstruction on a particular window or windows.
  15. [58]
    A tree blocking all sunlight to, for example, a laundry or bathroom window will arguably be a severe obstruction of sunlight to that particular window. It does not follow however that such an obstruction will be an interference with the use and enjoyment of property that is substantial, ongoing and unreasonable. The nature and extent of the interference must be assessed by reference to the neighbour’s use and enjoyment of their land as a whole. The obstruction of sunlight to a utility room will obviously impact upon the use and enjoyment of land far less than, for example, the obstruction of sunlight to a kitchen, family room or other main living area.
  16. [59]
    The obstruction of sunlight is to windows in the secondary dwelling. The evidence of Mr Inman, not refuted by Mr Robertson, was that Mr Robertson attended to the preparation of his lunch and evening meal in the kitchen. Mr Robertson’s response to this evidence was that he spent more time in the secondary dwelling than in the main building because it is part of his workshop where he carries out repairs.
  17. [60]
    The evidence is that between sun up until approximately midday the trees obstruct sunlight into the eastern windows of the secondary dwelling. The first point to make is that it is not complained of by Mr Robertson that the principal dwelling is in any way affected by the trees. Secondly, the trees only obstruct sunlight during the morning hours and on Mr Robertson’s evidence until 11am during winter. Thirdly, on the evidence of Mr Inman, which I accept, the presence of the awning contributes to a 50% reduction in available light into the kitchen.[30] Fourthly, Mr Robertson does not use the kitchen to cook meals until lunchtime at the earliest. Presumably, he prepares earlier meals, including breakfast, in the main dwelling. Fifthly, while Mr Robertson says that he spends more time in the secondary dwelling than the main dwelling, he does not specify how much time, what he spends his time doing or why some or all of those activities cannot be carried out in the main dwelling. Mr Robertson does not say that he restricts his activities in the secondary dwelling to the morning hours when the trees impact upon sunlight to the windows. Presumably, he spends mornings, afternoons and perhaps evenings in the secondary dwelling. The trees impact on only part of the time each day that Mr Robertson is in the secondary dwelling. Finally, the secondary dwelling is just that – secondary.
  18. [61]
    In all the circumstances, even if the obstruction of sunlight to some or all of the windows in the secondary dwelling is severe, and I have found that it is not, I do not consider that the obstruction constitutes a substantial, ongoing and unreasonable interference with the use and enjoyment by Mr Robertson of his land. 
  19. [62]
    Mr Robertson has failed to establish that the obstruction of sunlight to the windows is a severe one. It follows that there is no substantial ongoing and unreasonable interference with the use and enjoyment of Mr Robertson’s property caused by the trees.

Conclusion

  1. [63]
    The application is dismissed.

Footnotes

[1] QCAT Act s 110.

[2] Ibid s 111(1)(d); Report by Benjamin Inman dated 22 August 2015 (the assessor’s report).

[3] Assessor’s report, section 3 “Discussion”.

[4] Applicant’s submissions dated 4 October 2015.

[5] Application for a tree dispute.

[6] Applicant’s submissions dated 3 July 2015.

[7] Applicant’s submissions dated 24 March 2016.

[8] Applicant’s submissions dated 4 October 2015.

[9] Applicant’s submissions dated 4 October 2015.

[10] Ibid.

[11] NDA s 48(1)(a).

[12] Ibid s 49(1)(a)(i).

[13] Ibid s 52.

[14] Ibid s 46.

[15] Ibid ss 59, 62.

[16] Ibid s 66(2).

[17] Ibid s 66(3).

[18] Ibid ss 73, 74, 75.

[19] NDA s 65(a).

[20] Assessor’s report – appendices 11, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 27.

[21] Collins dictionary – definition of “serious”.

[22] QCAT Act s 74(1)(a).

[23] Letter Applicant to Respondent dated 15 April 2015.

[24] Thomsen v White [2012] QCAT 381.

[25] Applicant’s submissions dated 24 March 2016

[26] Letter from Applicant to Respondent dated 15 April 15 attached to Application for tree dispute.

[27] QCAT Act s 75(a).

[28] Laing & Anor v Kokkinos & Anor (No 2) [2013] QCATA 247.

[29] NDA ss 66(3)(a), (b)(i).

[30] QCAT Act s 75(a).

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Editorial Notes

  • Published Case Name:

    Robertson v Darvas

  • Shortened Case Name:

    Robertson v Darvas

  • MNC:

    [2016] QCAT 136

  • Court:

    QCAT

  • Judge(s):

    Senior Member Brown

  • Date:

    20 May 2016

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