Boundary matters

This section deals with the main issues arising from boundary disputes. It considers how boundaries are defined and how they can be identified, explains the role of plans in both conveyances and at the Land Registry and gives detailed practical advice on measuring boundaries, drafting an expert's report and appearing in court. It also provides a point of reference for definitions of terms used in deeds, the principles of adverse possession and proprietary estoppel, and the methods of resolving boundary disputes. The causes of a dispute often involve one or more of the following: hedges, party walls, boundary lines, planning permission, or a change in ownership.

This section is maintained by Nicholas Isaac of Tanfield Chambers and Julia Stolle of Stolle Surveys Ltd.