Boundary dispute

A property boundary dispute happens when two neighbours disagree about the ownership of, or rights over, a piece of land.

Common boundary disputes include:

  • A dispute over car parking or the use of a driveway.
  • The location of a boundary fence.
  • Who has the responsibility to maintain a wall or fence.

Read more about what property boundary issues you should check when buying a home.

Home buyers and their conveyancing solicitors are often concerned about the possibility of inheriting a neighbour boundary dispute from the seller. When the seller completes the standard TA6 property information form, they must give details of any ongoing or historic disputes.

Read more about selling a property when you have a dispute with a neighbour.

Gaynor Haliday, Legal researcher

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Gaynor Haliday, Legal researcher