Boundary disputes with neighbours

How DAS Law can help you

Our experienced team of dispute resolution lawyers can provide you with practical legal advice and representation in the event of a boundary dispute with your neighbour.

These are some of the outcomes we can achieve for you:

  • Prevent neighbouring property owners encroaching on your land.
  • Provide clarity on where your property boundary is.
  • Allow you to maximise the use of your property by building up to the boundary line.
  • Guide you through the Party Wall Act process.
  • Bring or defend claims for adverse possession.
  • Important things to consider

    Here are some important things you should be aware of regarding your legal problem:

    • Establishing the precise boundaries of land from your title deeds and the Land Registry before you make changes to it can help avoid boundary disputes with a neighbour.
    • Under the Party Wall etc. Act 1996, anyone planning to carry out certain work on a party wall or dig excavations near a neighbouring building is required to consult with the other person to whom the wall or buildings belongs.
    • Before trimming hedges or trees that encroach across your boundary, make sure it is not protected by a Tree Preservation Order (TPO)

    How much will it cost?

    If you would like DAS Law to help you with your boundary dispute, there are a number of ways to fund your legal costs.

    Legal expenses insurance (LEI)

    If you have a commercial insurance policy this may include LEI cover. If so, your legal costs may be covered by that policy, subject to its terms and conditions. If you are unsure if your insurance policy includes LEI cover, we will check this with you.

    Personal LEI

    No legal expenses insurance

    Unfortunately we are unable to take on private instructions at the moment, and can only work with customers who have legal expenses insurance.

    What should I do next?

    If you have legal expenses insurance with DAS, please call us on the number listed in your policy.

    Andrew Jones

    Principal Associate, Solicitor

    Learn more

    For most people their home or property is their biggest asset and an unresolved boundary dispute can have a dramatic effect on its value.

    William Ellerton, Dispute Management

    Read more helpful information on the DAS Law blog