Property Boundary Disputes

Determining boundaries between properties is not always straightforward, and this can serve to make boundary disputes a particularly complex area of law. If you have a disagreement with your neighbour about where your land ends and theirs begins, legal assistance may be required to help you settle the issue.

Disputes of this type can happen for many reasons. You might simply believe the boundary as it appears is incorrect, or you may wish to find out who is responsible for the upkeep of a wall or fence. A common cause of difficulty is that boundaries do not always fall in a simple straight line between the two properties. Over time, and due to various factors, including disagreements/agreements between previous owners of the properties in question, boundaries can shift.

Confusion might also arise if people only consider Land Registry plans when trying to establish a border. These plans are not intended to distinguish boundaries and are too generalised to be relied upon.

How we can assist

Due to the complex nature of boundary disputes, expert legal help is advised to ensure you get the outcome you desire. Call us today on 0161 929 0121 to see how the team at Blackstone Solicitors can help you. Alternatively, we will get back to you if you provide details via the online enquiry form.

The process

The majority of boundary disputes will be resolved by the instruction of a land surveyor, who will prepare a typographical plan, examine the title deeds of the properties and consider other evidence. However, this does not always provide a satisfactory conclusion, and you may require legal help in order for the problem to be solved through the Lands Tribunal or the courts.

The Lands Tribunal is an independent judicial body that deals with various property and land disputes, primarily appeals, applications and references. When decided by the courts, the dispute will see each party putting forward its evidence, allowing the court to make a decision on where the true boundary sits.

With the price of land being particularly high in certain parts of the country, it is very important you know just where the boundary of your land is, and that you have access to the very best legal help should any dispute arise.

We’re here to help

The team at Blackstone Solicitors is highly experienced in dealing with boundary disputes of all types, going the extra mile for our clients to help them every way we can. We appreciate disagreements of this kind can be extremely stressful and difficult, so we are here to make the whole process as stress-free as possible.

Speak to a member of the team for advice today by calling us on 0161 929 0121, or fill in the online enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as we can. We regularly help people in Manchester, London, Cheshire and Chester, but also take on clients from across the rest of the UK.

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