Determining Boundaries

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:

  1. Advising as to the implications of a trespass or potential trespass onto land and how it may be restricted.
  2. 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.
  3. Liaising with and instructing experts for an opinion of the position, which can be relied upon in court.
  4. Negotiating with an opponent to determine the boundary and negotiating and drafting a boundary agreement.
  5. Issuing and defending court proceedings for possession and boundary determination, and injunction applications.
  6. Issuing and defending applications to the Land Tribunal.

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