- British landowners who want to find out more about property boundaries, land registration, adverse possession, rights of way, and
- British landowners who want to amicably, quickly and cheaply resolve a dispute that has arisen with their neighbours or,
- British landowners who need professional help with a serious dispute;
- Students studying British land law on a surveying or law course,
- British professionals seeking to update or broaden their knowledge of land law,
- Foreign academics and professionals making a comparative study of British and foreign systems of boundary demarcation and land registration.
These pages have information on:
- how property boundaries in England and Wales are defined
- frequently encountered property boundary problems;
- other land-related neighbour problems;
- saving money by wise management of a dispute;
- who to turn to for professional advice.
Boundaries: the Essentials
Then read in greater depth by clicking on the links at left to any pages that look interesting.
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If you are a British landowner who has a problem with a boundary, once you have read the parts of this web site that are relevant to you, what should you do next?
1. You may have learned enough to have gained the confidence to negotiate directly with your neighbour to achieve an amicable settlement of the dispute.
2. You may want a better understanding of how what you have learned can be applied to your own circumstances. You can arrange to talk it over with our Boundary Advisor.
3. You may have reached the stage where you need
to instruct a professional who is expert in the issues in dispute. Contact us at
Jon Maynard Boundaries Ltd.
You may want to discuss the matter further with others who can offer sympathetic advice, and either of the internet forums below will be pleased to hear from you.
You may prefer to contact the Royal Institution
of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), who operate a Boundary Disputes Hotline (0870 333 1600)
that will put you in touch with a chartered surveyor who specialises in boundary
demarcation and disputes and who will be prepared to spend half an hour discussing
and advising on your problem free of charge.
Readers should understand that, for the sake of clear writing, the use of male pronouns implies either male or female gender, the use of singular pronouns implies either a singular or a plural context, etc.
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