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Commercial Property Disputes

Commercial Boundary Disputes

Jayesh Kunwardia
Partner
Chun Wong
Partner
Claire Kitchen
Partner
Daniel Fitzpatrick
Partner
Ruhul Ameen
Partner

The boundary of your property is more than just a line on a map. It determines the value of your property, how it can be enjoyed and how it can be protected.

Rights of way or views can be influenced by boundaries and they allow you to know the extent of your land, so that you can safely develop your land in a particular way.

If someone is encroaching on your land, then it is important to act promptly to defend your property. Taking early action can be critical to selling your property which is where we can come in to help you. We have expert commercial property dispute lawyers who can give you the help and advice you need to settle your boundary dispute.

Boundary lines definition

The boundary lines on your Land Registry plan do not always accurately reflect the true situation on the ground, as the boundary can be determined by a number of factors, such as new agreements, which can change over time. Additionally, a previous neighbour may have made an agreement with you, but now that a sale of the property has occurred, the new neighbour may have different plans. 

Boundaries also have their own unique set of rules when commercial building work is being conducted at, or close to them. If such work is being carried out on or close to your boundary, then you should ensure that appropriate notices have been served by your neighbour, and a surveyor has drafted a suitable party wall agreement. 

An agreement of this nature is critical in ensuring that work is carried out with your best interests at heart and making sure that there is provision for any damage done to your property during the course of the works.

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Why choose Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors?

Our specialist advisers have an intimate understanding of property law. We can provide the legal protection you need, whatever the dispute might be, for example:

  • Positioning of boundaries
  • Trespass
  • Overhanging trees
  • Repairs and maintenance
  • Damage done to your land by a neighbour
  • Encroachment from neighbouring buildings
  • Overlooking windows
  • Use of utilities
  • Rights of way
  • Adverse possession
  • Party Wall Agreements

By obtaining early legal advice, we can help you to prepare a strategy on how to engage with your neighbours in order to place you in a position of strength ahead of a dispute. Should matters become contentious, then we can often resolve your dispute by providing legal clarity. If you need to take further legal action, our team can provide all the experience you need to settle your dispute in court or fight your corner at trial in order to maximise your chances of success.

Our solicitors are independently recognised in legal directories as one of the highest-ranking law firms for housing and tenant law in the UK.

This area of law is extremely complex. You can trust out solicitors have an excellent track record for successfully negotiating the lines.

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Featured case

Our clients purchased fields from their neighbour. Their neighbour then sold adjoining land (which included a farm and a bit of road) to a third party. Unfortunately, the plan attached to the conveyance to the third party contained a small area of land which had already been sold to our clients. The third party then sold on to a fourth party who registered their land to include the small area. After checking the title deeds and negotiation, it was accepted that some land belonged to the client.

The outcome:

Voluntary first registration was made for our clients.

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