Permission to enter adjoining land
A land owner's permission should be obtained before going onto their land to carry out construction or repair work. If this is not possible, a letter can be served on the neighbour (giving the date and a reasonable time of the proposed entry onto the land) at least two days before commencing the work. Provided the Fences Act notice procedure has been followed, the proposer has a right to enter the neighbour's land and to proceed with the fencing work [Fences Act 1975 (SA) s 18]. Necessary equipment and vehicles can be brought onto the neighbour's land although care should be taken not to cause damage. In the case of an emergency, notice is not required [Fences Act 1975 (SA) s 18].