Boundary disputes

Boundary disputes between adjacent properties often arise because the neighbours have fallen out. They require very careful, realistic and pragmatic advice so as to ensure the costs don’t get out of hand. In some circumstances a property owner may have legal expenses insurance which will finance these claims.

Other disputes can be more substantial and relate to matters which can have a significant impact on the value or the enjoyment of the property.

Examples of recent work:

  • Advising on the interpretation of previous agreements relating to rights to water
  • Advising on the scope of the easements (particularly rights of way) created expressly or by implication
  • Advice in connection with building work on a neighbouring [property which appeared to be encroaching on to the client’s property.