Boundary Disputes

Disputes over boundaries between residential or commercial properties can be a stressful and expensive experience. We have seen many Claimants who argue over very small amounts of land without really taking into account the likely expense and frustration caused by that argument.

To avoid anxiety and expense, it is important that the correct solicitors are chosen early, so that litigation can be avoided at all costs. If litigation is to be chosen, the process should be handled efficiently with knowledge, skill and experience to ensure that costs are kept to a minimum.

St Helens Law has a long track record in dealing with boundary disputes and we have built an extensive portfolio of experience, information and knowledge to enable us to assist our Claimants and Defendants.

Firstly the most important advice we can give is to try and keep talking with your neighbour.  Shouting at each other over a fence that one or the other thinks is in the wrong place is not going to help either party reach an agreement. However if you are already at the point where tempers are frayed, by instructing St. Helens Law we can begin a process to help resolve the boundary dispute with a minimum of cost, anxiety and time:

  • We will research your case, obtain the Title Deeds and have a competent RICS surveyor measure the boundaries in accordance with the deeds.
  • St. Helens Law will initially look to resolve the boundary dispute as early as possible by agreement or mediation. If no resolution can be reached, we will then begin the litigation process.
  • Avoiding the expense of boundary disputes can be difficult, but there are ways that you can access legal expenses funders who sometimes are willing to help you fund the dispute through the Courts if required.

We deal with boundary disputes all over England and Wales.  Should you wish to contact us for a free initial discussion simply call our telephone number below.

After the free initial discussion we will provide a written estimate to detail any legal fees that may have to be paid either at the outset or in the future – providing all the details you need before you decide whether to proceed with your case.


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