Is it legal for the next door neighbour to use their chimney and contaminate the surrounding area? – Ivonne, NSW

Hi Ivonne, the neighbour has a right to use the chimney they have in the unit or house. If it is causing smoke drift, perhaps try and speak to the neighbour about this, as they might not be aware of the issue. Smoke drift whether it be cigarette smoke, BBQ smoke or smoke from a chimney is becoming more frequent, however the neighbours have a right to use their property as they wish.