I have a boundary dispute with my neighbours. What should I do?

Identifying the boundary between two properties requires specialist knowledge. In all cases, it would be necessary to take one or more of the following steps:

  • Checking the title deeds and plans
  • Taking measurements
  • Referring to Ordnance Survey maps
  • Resolving conflict between stated dimensions and scaled measurements
  • Examining extrinsic evidence

The costs of pursuing a boundary dispute can run to thousands of pounds particularly if the matter is taken all the way to court. It is therefore essential at the outset to examine the facts that support your case and identify any problem that you may have to overcome before deciding how far to pursue the dispute.

We understand the importance of limiting the initial costs until you are in a better position to decide how to proceed.

We will limit our fee to no more than £200 + VAT for :

  • Taking your initial instructions in a meeting or phone call lasting no longer than 30 minutes
  • Reviewing the documents supplied by you
  • Providing you with preliminary advice
  • Entering into limited correspondence with the other party if an urgent response is required.

If the matter is to proceed to court we have experienced civil litigators who can help.

If you have a dispute or potential dispute, please contact Alison Gourley for a confidential discussion on 0141 552 3422 or by email on ajg@mitchells-roberton.co.uk

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About Alison Gourley

Alison graduated from Edinburgh University School of Law in 1991. She joined Mitchells Roberton in 1996 and became an Associate thereafter. Alison specialises in both commercial and residential conveyancing, advising individuals, large and small businesses, banks, charities and further education institutions on all property transactions. Having 20 years experience in property law Alison has developed excellent relationships with surveyors, independent financial advisers and banks so is ready to act swiftly and effectively to meet her clients’ needs in an ever changing property market. She enjoys getting to know her clients and is committed to giving them an efficient service and is always friendly and approachable. She is also involved with the marketing aspects of the firm and is the solicitor in the office who trains the conveyancing paralegals. Alison is married to a photographer and has one child. In her free moments she likes to keep fit. She is a talented amateur artist and loves nature and the great outdoors.

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