Boundaries between properties are a traditional source of disagreements between neighbours that can quickly escalate from a minor matter to a major dispute, seriously affecting the quality of life of those involved.
When boundary disputes are involved, seeking legal advice at an early stage can be a wise investment in clarifying issues and identifying a way forward that can minimise the costs and time involved in resolving the issue.
At Mackrell Turner Garrett, our property specialists understand that issues such as:
- where a boundary lies
- the ownership of a boundary wall or fence, for example for repair purposes
- overhanging trees and bushes
- rights to light
- rights of way
- trespass and nuisance
can cause real distress and tension for the people involved in a disagreement.
We also understand that it is always preferable to reach solutions by drawing on our experience in these types of disputes and through discussion and negotiation, rather than through potentially time-consuming and costly litigation. However, we are also experienced in supporting clients through the courts where this is the only option for achieving their desired outcome.
Whatever your boundary issue may be, we will assess your case and explain your rights, responsibilities and options, then provide practical advice to help you achieve an acceptable outcome as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.
In advising clients on boundary issues, we are always mindful that you have to carry on living next door to your neighbour, and that a negotiated agreement can help to avoid a prolonged and bitter dispute will damage future quality of life for both of you.
Clarifying boundary issues in this way can also make it easier for you and your neighbour to sell your property in the future.
For more information on our boundary disputes services, please contact us.