It is important to landowners and developers alike to know what the boundaries of their property are. In the case of registered land, the red lines drawn on a title plan filed at the Land Registry, cannot be relied upon to show the exact position of any boundary – the typical margin of error can be 0.5 – 1 metre, or more. This can have wide implications for development projects. Further, if you or a neighbouring land owner are trespassing on land, establishing how that problem can be resolved is important to maintain good relations.
We can help by:
- Advising as to the implications of a trespass or potential trespass onto land and how it may be restricted.
- Interpreting historic deeds and extrinsic evidence such as aerial photographs and statutory declarations to give you an opinion on the precise location of a boundary.
- Liaising with and instructing experts for an opinion of the position, which can be relied upon in court.
- Negotiating with an opponent to determine the boundary and negotiating and drafting a boundary agreement.
- Issuing and defending court proceedings for possession and boundary determination, and injunction applications.
- Issuing and defending applications to the Land Tribunal.