Bishop & Sewell

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 UK homeowners.

Nobody wants to start a drawn-out dispute with their neighbour, so we advise you take prompt action to resolve the issue through negotiation, wherever possible.

Consider What’s At Stake

What is the value of the land in dispute? The answer 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 from a lawyer and from an experienced boundary dispute specialist surveyor – we can provide a recommendation on the latter, if needed.

With this information, a neutral third party can mediate – facilitating a formalised discussion between the parties to help you get it resolved.

How We Can Help

In the case of Expert Determination, we can:

  • carefully draw up an agreement between the parties
  • ensure that the determination is both binding on the parties and enforceable in court
  • swiftly complete your boundary change.

Where Mediation occurs, we can:

  • prepare your paperwork
  • advocate your case
  • promote your proposals for settlement and record any agreement.

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, running proceedings and representing our clients with a practical approach in Court.

Next Steps

Contact our friendly, expert team today to receive our FREE comprehensive Boundary Disputes guide. It is a quick read and includes essential information. Request your free copy today by emailing our or alternatively, for initial advice or to arrange a meeting with one of our team, please call us on 020 7631 4141 and ask to speak to the Dispute Resolution team.