Determining a boundary is not as simple as drawing a straight line between neighbouring properties.
The law surrounding boundary disputes is complex and requires a review of a wide range of evidence, from the legal construction of documents and the parties’ conduct, to Ordnance Survey maps and planning permissions.
To add to the complexity, legal boundaries may well differ from physical features on the land, which are subject to natural movement and change over time.
We understand that establishing the position of a boundary can be vital. Neighbours embroiled in disputes will find it difficult to sell their property, and property prices may be adversely affected as a result.
To avoid unnecessary stress and costs, constructive advice is needed early on. We advise clients on the best course of action to take and help avoid often bitter court proceedings where possible.