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Boundaries: procedures for boundary identification, demarcation and dispute resolution

The physical extent of property ownership and rights of use are basic attributes of land and buildings and are capable of being evaluated by property professionals. Uncertainty of the extent of ownership and its associated rights affects the physical use and rights to repair, maintain, gain access to and obtain value of the land.

Not surprisingly, uncertainty in the limits of ownership and rights of occupation has led to a steady increase in disputed boundaries.

This guidance note is applicable in England and Wales.