Common issues relating to boundary disputes

Boundary and land disputes can arise for a number of reasons, including:

  • Discrepancies with HM Land Registry and documentation held by them
  • Ambiguous location of boundaries
  • Planned construction or alterations to existing buildings
  • Encroaching buildings or garden features
  • Failure to recognise previous boundary agreements
  • Changes over time to natural boundaries

There’s also a tendency among homeowners to think that land boundaries fall on a straight line directly between two properties. This isn’t always the case; boundaries often shift over time as a result of agreements between previous owners or property developers.

Why choose Keoghs?

Keoghs, Nicholls, Lindsell & Harris LLP has served generations of local families and businesses since 1733, making us one of the longest-serving law firms in the North of England. A lot has changed in that time, though our commitment to exceptional client service remains a hallmark of our business.

As senior members of our Boundary Disputes team, John Gorner and Joshua Stolberg specialise in all aspects of housing law and civil litigation. We have offices in Altrincham, Stockport and Macclesfield, so we’re available to arrange an initial consultation wherever works best for you.

If you’re looking to discuss a boundary dispute issue with an expert solicitor, call 0161 928 9321 today or fill out our online contact form.

We provide a bespoke high quality professional service. It is therefore important that we see our clients in person both at the start of the case and from time to time thereafter. Due to logistical and time constraints for both clients and ourselves, as a general rule most of our clients are based in the North West including Cumbria and the Peak District, North Wales, South and West Yorkshire and Staffordshire.