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.
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.
Gaynor Haliday, Legal researcher
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