Boundary Disputes

Boundary, Fence And High Hedge Dispute Solicitors

Boundary disputes can be frustrating and expensive to resolve. Whether your dispute is straightforward or complex, our specialist property litigation team will give you honest advice about your options whilst supporting you through your legal case.

Contact us

Contact

Osbornes Law approach to boundary disputes

Getting caught up in a long-running boundary dispute can be stressful, and emotions can run surprisingly high when you’re not seeing eye-to-eye with your neighbour. At Osbornes, our focus is on helping you find a resolution that’s as fair and proportionate as possible. We have a dedicated team of boundary dispute lawyers who deal with all types of boundary, fence and hedge disputes. We work hard to settle disputes by negotiation first, to stop costs from spiralling out of control. 

Resolving boundary disputes with neighbours

A boundary is an imaginary line separating two or more properties. It does not exist in any physical form, although many people choose to mark their boundary with a fence or wall. 

Most neighbours live side-by-side without any boundary problems. Sometimes, however, the neighbours have a different opinion about where the boundary lies, or they may disagree about the type or quality of boundary structure that’s being erected.

At Osbornes Law, we can help with all types of residential boundary disputes, including: 

  • Disagreement over where a boundary lies
  • Objecting to or defending plans to build at or close to a boundary
  • Making sure a neighbour complies with their duty to repair a shared boundary
  • Injunctions to stop building work that encroaches on your land
  • Disputes over high hedges that block out light or a view
  • Putting the right Party Wall Agreements in place when doing work on a shared boundary 

Boundary disputes can have far-reaching consequences. If the matter goes to court and the decision goes against you, you may have to remove a fence, wall or building and reconstruct it in the correct position. It’s important to seek specialist legal help to resolve your dispute as quickly as possible.  

To learn more, contact Osbornes’ residential boundary disputes team today for a free, no-obligation discussion. Alternatively, send us an email and we will call you back.

Contact us today

For a free initial conversation call 020 7485 8811

Email us Send us an email and we’ll get back to you






    • Professional and communicative throughout the process of becoming a Freehold Company and having a share of said freehold. Both Amber and Siroop spoke in plain English and were most efficient and pleasant to deal with.

      Trustpilot review

    • Thank you so much for your patience and all the help you provided for us. We are so grateful. It is great to live in a dry flat.

      Housing department client

    • Lisa Pepper is one of our go-to mediators. She provides a practical service, supporting clients to conclusion.

      Legal 500 2022

    • I would just like to say thank you for all your help & advise. I will definitely contact you again regarding my own personal circumstances and I will certainly recommend you / Osbornes to others should the need arise.

      Wills, Probate and Disputed Estates department client

    • Edward Taylor – knowledgeable and dedicated.

      Legal 500 2022

    Contact us today

    For a free initial conversation call 020 7485 8811

    Email us Send us an email and we’ll get back to you






      Property News & InsightsVIEW ALL

      1. Japanese Knotweed
        5.2.2023

        Japanese Knotweed: Knot in my backyard again!

        Many will have read the recent case in which a furniture designer pursued his seller successfully after he moved into...

        Read more
      2. london property
        9.6.2022

        TOLATA Claims

        What are trusts of land? Property ownership is not always a straightforward legal issue, particularly where the parties are cohabitees...

        Read more
      3. right to light
        8.6.2022

        Right to Light Law

        Right to Light Law in the UK Property owners have a legal right to light as set out in the...

        Read more
      4. flats in a london street
        8.6.2022

        Landlords and the Dangers of Rent-to-Rent

        Rent-to-Rent refers to the practice of landlords letting a whole property to a tenant (usually a limited company), which is...

        Read more
      5. accidente de construccion
        30.5.2022

        The uncertainties of beginning a building project now

        The construction industry is seeing a perfect storm at the moment with labour shortages following Brexit and material costs which...

        Read more
      6. Green ecological house in empty field
        9.11.2021

        Can I still claim adverse possession?

        The principle of “adverse possession” commonly known as “squatters rights” is a principle which allows a person who does not...

        Read more
      7. party wall disputes
        5.10.2021

        Buying a property where a Party Wall Award...

        Buying a house with a party wall agreement Buying a property can already be a stressful process but finding out...

        Read more
      8. 26.6.2021

        The Risks Of Buying Properties Off Plan!

        The Daily Mail reported recently that 300 families a week are having to move into shoddy newly built homes. Not all...

        Read more
      9. 7.5.2021

        Costly clauses missed by lawyers in leasehold contracts

        A mum has been left facing a bill of millions of pounds a year for the ground rent of her...

        Read more
      10. 7.8.2020

        Property Litigation lawyer, Shilpa Mathuradas quoted in Inside...

        House buyers and sellers should be wary of ‘too good to be true’ property raffles Shilpa Mathuradas, Head of Property...

        Read more
      11. plot of land
        8.5.2020

        Easements – Five Questions Answered

        What is an easement? An easement is a right benefitting a piece of land (known as the dominant land) that...

        Read more
      12. 18.2.2020

        Overlooking Nuisance Claims – Buy some net curtains!

        Last week saw the Court of Appeal reaffirmed the decision not to allow the Neo Bankside residents’ an injunction to...

        Read more
      13. 6.2.2020

        ‘Glass in Hand’ Lecture – Should we be nervous...

        Hampstead residents will be able to find out about their legal rights when trees damage or overhang their property, next...

        Read more
      14. 11.10.2019

        Government eviction reforms “risk increasing delays”

        Government plans to end so-called ‘no fault’ evictions – and at the same time expand what amounts to a good reason...

        Read more
      15. 13.8.2019

        Squatting-will the new law provide homeowners with increased...

        On Saturday 1 September 2012 a new law came into force which makes squatting in a residential building an offence punishable by...

        Read more
      16. 13.8.2019

        Osbornes win 5 day trial in property dispute at...

        In 1985 clients of Osbornes, Mr and Mrs Ali-Khan, purchased a house. For various reasons they were not able to obtain...

        Read more
      17. 13.8.2019

        Canary Wharf v EMA

        EMA Decision: Brexit Does Not Frustrate Commercial Property Lease The largely anticipated decision in the case of Canary Wharf v...

        Read more
      18. 13.8.2019

        Rogue landlord ordered to pay tenant over £20,000 in...

        A team of our housing solicitors were successful in a longstanding claim against a rogue landlord concerning a conduct of...

        Read more
      19. 12.8.2019

        Basement developments- How to fight back

        Basement developments are growing ever more popular, particularly in wealthy London boroughs, leaving homeowners fearful that neighbours’ excavation projects will...

        Read more
      20. 18.7.2019

        New Builds, Poor Standards!

        This week’s Dispatches programme looked at allegations of shoddy standards, poor customer care and excessive profits being made by...

        Read more
      21. 9.7.2019

        EMA Decision: Brexit Does Not Frustrate Property Lease

        The EMA’s appeal against the decision of the Order of Mr Justice Smith that Brexit would not frustrate the...

        Read more
      22. 10.4.2019

        Tenant Fees Act 2019 – Landlords & Letting Agents be Warned

        On 12 February 2019, the Tenant Fees Bill received Royal Assent and comes into effect on the 1 June 2019 The Act prevents landlord...

        Read more
      23. 25.3.2019

        Court case has serious consequences for landlords recovery...

        On the 21st December 2012 the High Court handed down its judgment in the case of Phillips & Godard -v- Francis &...

        Read more
      24. 23.9.2018

        The Frustrating Implications of Brexit!

        Landlords up and down the country are awaiting the outcome of the case between European Medicines Agency (“EMA”) and Canary...

        Read more

      VIEW ALL