What we can help you with
- boundary disputes and advice
- property damage
- right of way issues
- adverse possession
- Party Wall Act advice
Neighbour, boundary and land disputes can be a source of untold misery and it has been said that the only winners are the lawyers! But sometimes these things cannot be ignored and whether you are having problems with your neighbour, or they are accusing you of infringing their rights, you need lawyers on your side who both understand the legal position, but also recognise the need to reach a practical solution to avoid escalating costs and legal action. Sometimes that is not easy, particularly if one party is behaving unreasonably, which in turn can create a cycle of behaviour where both sides then seek to defend their positions.
Things are often not helped by the fact that the true position not always clear. Deeds and documents may not reflect what is “on the ground” and there may be two, or even more, ways of interpreting the evidence. There can be different rules or legal presumptions to consider, or conflicting case law which might make it impossible to give a definitive answer one way or another. For that reason our experienced dispute resolution lawyers will advise you on the range of outcomes, explore possible solutions and negotiate on your behalf.
Working closely with colleagues in our property department, you can be sure that you will be getting the best advice from all perspectives. Although we act for clients all over the country, for cases such as these, our local knowledge and local contacts can also be an advantage. Certain cases might be suitable for mediation and we will always consider whether this might be appropriate in your case.
Our team at the Rural Law Practice branch can assist with specific rural land disputes.