Testing the boundaries – boundary disputes

Testing the boundaries – boundary disputes

Boundary disputes between neighbouring properties may be a problem that can quickly escalate.  You may end up with full on “Nightmare Neighbour Next Door” scenarios if not dealt with correctly.  Check out the TV series they have even made about it – http://www.channel5.com/show/the-nightmare-neighbour-next-door/

Often just a chat over the fence to try to sort things out can help when it comes to establishing the boundary.  If that doesn’t work you may need to check your property deeds.  Also it may be worth speaking to an advisor at the Land Registry or an experienced solicitor.  However we can help when it comes to establishing the boundary with demarkation once this had been agreed.

Marking out the property line

Fitting railings or just a small panel can mark out the property line.  This helps to provide a clear view of where the end of your property is and the neighbour’s property starts.  For example this simple wrought iron railing we have previously installed:-

Seek professional advice

We are happy to take instruction on where to place fixings.  However we do stress that the property line should be agreed or legally checked first.  There is a blog from the Land Registry published last year which helped to highlight the problems and provide assistance. You’ll love it even more if you are a fan of Coronation Street!  http://blog.landregistry.gov.uk/corrie-boundary-dispute-raises-real-life-boundary-issues/

So if you need help with a boundary dispute we do advise you first contact a local solicitor or speak to the land registry.  Then if you want to mark the agreed boundary line get in touch with us to consider our range of wrought iron or stainless steel railings that may help.  We offer free, no obligation site surveys and quotations so call us on 0161 303 7383 to make a convenient appointment.  You can also email us at info@sykesbespokesteel.co.uk

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Thanks, Karen


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