Specialist Solicitors in BOUNDARY DISPUTES

Our expert team of solicitors for disputes and civil litigation are here to support and guide you through any boundary disputes that you may find yourself in. For both commercial and domestic boundary disputes. Let our team at Eddowes, Perry, & Osbourne assist you with your boundary enquiries today...

What Are Boundary Disputes?

The position of a boundary can vary from time to time. Boundary disputes arise when there is a disagreement or conflict between neighbouring property owners regarding the legal boundaries of their respective land. These disputes can manifest in various forms, such as disagreements over the location of fences, walls, or hedges, or disputes about the rights of way. Some of the common causes include unclear property deeds, inaccurate surveys, or changes made to the property without proper consultation.


Boundary disputes can be both emotionally and financially taxing for property owners. In essence, a boundary dispute can create tension between neighbours and lead to legal complexities if they're not resolved. It requires a careful examination of legal documents, property surveys, and an understanding of property laws to determine accurate boundaries and find a satisfactory resolution for all parties involved. Resolving boundary disputes often involves legal assistance and negotiation, and in some cases, may proceed to litigation.

How Can You Prevent Boundary Disputes?

In most cases, preventing boundary disputes is often more cost-effective and less stressful than resolving them legally. This involves proactive measures and clear communication to avoid misunderstandings between neighbouring property owners. Here are some strategies to help prevent boundary disputes:

  • Clarify Boundaries During Purchase: When buying a property, ensure that the boundaries are clearly defined in the title deeds and have been agreed upon by the previous owners.
  • Boundary Surveys: Consider getting a boundary survey before purchasing a property. This can help identify any potential issues before they become disputes.
  • Open Communication: Maintain open and respectful communication with your neighbours. Discuss any concerns or potential boundary disputes promptly.
  • Boundary Agreements: If you and your neighbour agree on the boundaries and responsibilities of shared ideas, consider creating a legally binding boundary agreement.
  • Regular Maintenance: Keep shared boundaries well-maintained to avoid disputes over issues like overhanging branches or encroachments.

We are only too well aware of how boundary disputes between neighbours can be difficult to resolve and lead to untold and oftentimes avoidable stress. Therefore, resolving boundary disputes before they become a wider problem.

Key Components of Boundary Dispute Resolution:

Expert Legal Assessment:

  • Our solicitors conduct a meticulous review of property deeds, surveys, and other relevant documents to provide a comprehensive understanding of the legal aspects of your boundary dispute.

Mediation and Negotiation:

  • We believe in amicable solutions whenever possible. Our solicitors are skilled in mediation and negotiation, striving to find resolutions that satisfy both parties without the need for costly and time-consuming court proceedings.
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Legal Compliance:

  • Navigating the legal landscape is central to resolving boundary disputes. Our team ensures that all actions taken adhere to relevant property laws and regulations, providing a solid foundation for dispute resolution.

Litigation Support:

  • In cases where negotiation proves challenging, our experienced litigation team is prepared to represent your interests in court. We approach litigation with dedication, ensuring that your side of the story is effectively presented.

Why is it Important to Involve a Solicitor in Your Dispute?

In a boundary dispute, it can be crucial to involve a solicitor for our specialised legal knowledge and experience in navigating the complexities inherent in property law. Solicitors play a crucial role in clarifying property rights, conducting thorough due diligence, and acting as objective mediators to facilitate fair and amicable resolutions. Our strategic negotiation skills are essential for advocating your interests, and in cases where negotiations fail, solicitors provide strong representation in court.

Beyond legal support, solicitors contribute to preserving relationships and offer customised advice tailored to the unique circumstances of each boundary dispute. Overall, our involvement ensures that all legal aspects are appropriately addressed, preventing potential legal pitfalls and fostering a strategic and informed approach to resolving boundary disputes.

Why Choose Eddowes, Perry, & Osbourne Solicitors for Your Disputes?

At Eddowes, Perry & Osbourne Solicitors, our seasoned team is dedicated to streamlining intricate boundary dispute resolutions and safeguarding your property interests. As your local legal experts in Sutton Coldfield and Lichfield, with a legacy spanning over 370 years since 1650, we take pride in delivering unparalleled legal services.

Whether you're dealing with local property matters or international complexities, our experienced solicitors are committed to guiding you through the resolution process with expertise and precision. David Byrne has supported clients in Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield and the wider West Midlands in his 40+ years of legal experience. He is assisted by Jessie Beasley and together they are able to deliver the best solutions for you whilst being aware of how easily a dispute over boundaries can develop into a major problem.

We have all heard the expressions that "possession is nine-tenths of the law" or even that, "an English man's home is his castle". Well, this does not mean that 'he' has sole control over what happens on or around 'his' property and no one else can tell 'him' what to do.

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Book a Consultation With Our Boundary Dispute Experts Today

Are you ready to discuss your dispute and civil litigation needs with Eddowes, Perry, and Osbourne Solicitors? Schedule a consultation with one of our skilled solicitors for boundary disputes today. We look forward to providing the guidance and support you require.

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