Boundary Disputes Solicitors
Given the close proximity in which many of us live, it’s hardly surprising that boundary disputes are commonplace. Boundaries can evoke emotions out of all proportion to the dispute, with thousands of pounds being spent on reclaiming a few feet – or sometimes a few inches – of land.
However, most boundary disputes can be resolved quickly and easily if you seek advice early and get the right support from a specialist boundary dispute solicitor.
What is a boundary dispute?
Boundary disputes cover a number of issues, such as disagreements over boundary lines or one person deliberately encroaching over a known boundary/party line. Sometimes, it just isn’t clear who owns, or is responsible for, a particular boundary. The property’s title plans do not always outline the exact boundaries, and changes over time can only add to the uncertainty.
How are boundary disputes resolved?
In any case, your first course of action should be to contact our specialist boundary dispute solicitors. We have a wealth of experience across a range of boundary disputes and will work with you to resolve your matter at the earliest possible stage.
The first step in resolving your boundary dispute is to try to ascertain the precise line of the boundary, usually by referring to your property deeds. If this isn’t clear, our solicitors will look for other evidence, such as how previous owners have treated the boundaries and who has taken responsibility for maintaining any boundary structure.
Our specialist property team also deals with rights of way and easements. An easement is a right of use over someone else’s land for the benefit of another piece of land, such as for access or drainage.
Case study | Boundary and easement dispute between adjoining land
Contact our specialist boundary dispute solicitors
Boundary matters can quickly escalate, so it’s important to get legal advice from a specialist property litigation lawyer. We can advise you on the best course of action and offer alternative methods of dispute resolution – such as mediation – which can help avoid court proceedings, where possible.