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 Boundary dispute solicitors

Boundary dispute solicitors

We can help resolve boundary disputes when they occur, including disputes about fences in the wrong location, whether access can be taken, and correcting inaccurate title deeds.

Overview

Boundary dispute resolution in Scotland

Boundary disputes can arise for a variety of reasons. The title deeds could refer to an old wall or fence which has long since been taken away. Measurements referred to in titles could be wrong. Unknown title deeds may surface. Increased accuracy in ordnance survey mapping technology may show underlaps or overlaps in title.

In all cases, boundary disputes present a real problem to be overcome. They can limit your use of your own property. They can create a barrier that prevents you from selling your property in the future. Perhaps most importantly, they can be the catalyst to wider ranging disputes with your neighbours.

Our team of lawyers across Scotland, with offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness and Highlands and Shetland, have wide ranging experience at the Sheriff Court, Court of Session, Lands Tribunal for Scotland and Scottish Land Court in actions dealing primarily with boundary disputes. They are well placed to discuss your options.

FAQS

Common questions about boundary disputes
Is there time limit on boundary disputes?

Answer

Depending on the legal basis of your dispute, there could be. If you become aware of a boundary dispute, you are best to take legal advice on your position as soon as possible to avoid a risk of missing a relevant time limit.

Who pays for a boundary dispute?

Answer

If court or tribunal action is required, then the general rule is that expenses follow success. That means that the successful party is likely to be awarded their legal costs in that action.

If damage has occurred to property as a consequence of the dispute (e.g. a fence has been removed), then the cost of repairing that will likely be the liability of the unsuccessful party.

Is possession 9/10ths of the law?

Answer

It is not as straightforward as that. There are specific circumstances where unchallenged possession of property for a long period of time can result in ownership and determine the matters in dispute, but simply having possession is rarely enough.

Testimonials

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Get in touch

Call us for free on 0330 159 5555 or complete our online form below to submit your enquiry or arrange a call back.