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Friction with a neighbour may arise from issues that affect some aspect of a property boundary. Other frictions may arise from something that is happening on neighbouring land or from the conduct of the owner or occupier of neighbouring land. It can be difficult to know who to turn to for advice on dealing with the problem. The table below suggests where to start looking for such advice.

One point to bear in mind is that the issues discussed on this web site are not as easy to put right as fixing a faulty car or washing machine. It is not simply a question of replacing a broken component: it is much more about managing the expectations of a neighbour who will be affected by the outcome as much as you yourself are affected. So if you and your neighbour are approaching the problem from different points of view then there is every chance that your neighbour will not agree to the solution proposed by the professional you have instructed. In other words, there may well be no simple solution: acieving a solution may be a lengthy and costly business.

A further point to bear in mind is that whilst most professionals are familiar with the law relating to their field of expertise, if you need legal advice then you should consult with a solicitor who has the relevant expertise.

 

Subject Matter at issue consult with
Boundary Location or position of
boundary
Chartered Land Surveyor specialising in
Boundary Demarcation and Disputes
Ownership of boundary feature,
e.g. fence
Chartered Land Surveyor specialising in
Boundary Demarcation and Disputes
Evidence for age of boundary feature Chartered Land Surveyor specialising in
Boundary Demarcation and Disputes
Encroachment by neighbour,
extent of
Chartered Land Surveyor specialising in
Boundary Demarcation and Disputes
Boundary Agreement Chartered Land Surveyor specialising in
Boundary Demarcation and Disputes
Determined Boundary Chartered Land Surveyor specialising in
Boundary Demarcation and Disputes
Buildings Excavating near to Chartered Building Surveyor specialising
in party walls advice
Party walls, working on Chartered Building Surveyor specialising
in party walls advice
Planning issues Local Authority Planning Department
Right to light Chartered Building Surveyor specialising
in Rights to Light
Right of Support Chartered Building Surveyor, or
structural engineer
Criminal actions Assault Police
Breach of the peace Police
Criminal damage Police
Harrassment Police
Environmental nuisance Noise Local Council Environmental Health Department
Rubbish Local Council Environmental Health Department
Smoke Local Council Environmental Health Department
Vermin Local Council Environmental Health Department
Hedges Boundary in relation to.
Ownership of.
Chartered Land Surveyor specialising in
Boundary Demarcation and Disputes
High Hedge causing nuisance Local authority (e.g. borough council)
ask for the trees officer, or try the planning department
Trees Ownership of,
measure height of
Chartered Land Surveyor specialising in
Boundary Demarcation and Disputes
Health of Arboriculturalist
Causing either heave or settlement Arboriculturalist and/or structural engineer
Private rights of way Extent of,
width restrictions, height restrictions, etc
Chartered Land Surveyor specialising in
Boundary Demarcation and Disputes
with experience of private rights of way
Rights and obligations of both dominant and servient tenements Solicitor specialising in property law with experience of private rights of way
Obstruction of Solicitor (as above) and a chartered Land Surveyor to measure the extent of the obstruction
Deed of variation Solicitor, conveyancing or property law, and a chartered Land Surveyor to prepare the necessary deed plan
Public right of way Where is the boundary between the highway land and adjoining land? Highway Authority, i.e. either the County Council or the Unity Authority Council
Disputing with the Highway Authority the boundary between the highway and one's own land Chartered Land Surveyor specialising in
Boundary Demarcation and Disputes

 

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