In the world of Bodies Corporate, encroachments such as ground anchors and supports with your own construction next door to existing buildings and can be either a mine field or a proactive risk to minimise.
Before demolition and construction consider engaging contractor to prepare a report on the adjoining site buildings and exterior areas. Setting a bench mark or drawing a clear line in the sand, can be crucial evidence against any rectification claims made to ensure they are not an attempt to have defects that pre date construction rectified at your cost.
Save $$$$$ before the costs escalate!!! A report is minimal when you weigh up the potential defect claims.