Your neighbour might have approached you, or you’d like to approach them to discuss the boundary between your properties. Whether it’s the placing of a new fence, a garage or shed, or even just some stray tree branches – boundary disputes are a common cause for concern among London’s homeowners.
Nobody wants to be in an ongoing or drawn-out dispute with their neighbour, so we firmly believe in prompt action and resolution through negotiation wherever possible.
What is the value of the land in dispute? The answer to this question will determine your best course of action. An Expert Determination can be the perfect solution when two parties are able to jointly instruct an expert surveyor to examine the disputed area and provide a professional opinion with which both agree.
Where the dispute can mean a difference of larger sums of money, it is wise to take professional advice, both legal and from an experienced boundary dispute specialist surveyor – our team can certainly make a recommendation if needed. From there a Mediation can be carried out, whereby a neutral third party facilitates a discussion between the parties to try to reach agreement.
In the case of Expert Determination, we can
Where Mediation occurs, we can
In all dealings we provide our extensive expertise and specialised advice at every step.
Occasionally, cases do proceed to Court and we have a wealth of experience in preparation, proceedings and representing our clients with a practical approach in Court.
BONUS you can get our free Boundary Dispute guide (.pdf, 325kb). It is filled with additional useful information, condensed simply into just three comprehensive pages.
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