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 QC of Tanfield Chambers and Julia Stolle of Stolle Surveys Ltd.

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