Disputes with people trespassing on my land

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 people trespassing on your land.

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

  • Assist you by providing advice or assisting you to bring a claim through the courts should settlement not have been reached.
  • Prevent neighbouring property owners encroaching on your land.
  • Obtain an injunction against your neighbour
  • Removing squatters from your land.
  • Resisting a claim someone had adversely possessed your land.
  • Important things to consider

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

    • Your property documents will rarely precisely define your boundary.
    • Speak to previous owners of your property to see if the boundary line has changed over time even if it was an informal agreement.
    • If the trespasser has been in possession of the land for many years they may be able to claim adverse possession.
    • If a squatter has possessed residential buildings then contact the police.

    How much will it cost?

    If you would like DAS Law to help you with your dispute regarding people trespassing on your land, there are a number of ways of funding your legal costs, including: 

    Legal Expenses Insurance (LEI)

    If you have a motor or home 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.

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    Personal Funds

    If you do not have LEI cover, then we have a host of fee options which we will tailor to suit your needs.  Where appropriate we will offer competitive fixed fees for each stage of your case so that you have complete certainty on your legal spend.  Where this is not suitable, we offer a range of discounted hourly rates, depending on the experience and seniority of the person dealing with your case. 

    Our legal advisers are always happy to discuss our fee options with you in more detail.

    What should you do next?

    If you would like to speak to a dispute resolution expert about your legal problem, please contact us by calling 0345 604 7298, or email enquiries@daslaw.co.uk.

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    Simon Pathé

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    Andrew Jones

    Principal Associate, Solicitor

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    As part of a trespass claim you have to first determine where the boundary line is. Most people think determining where a property boundary lies is a matter of looking at their title plan.

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