Did you know that land title maps do not always correlate with what is on the ground and therefore this can give rise to arguments about who owns what? Not only can this cause boundary disputes but also it can be expensive to resolve without the correct advice from the outset.
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The best way to avoid any disputes in the future is to have a clearly defined boundary which is reflected accurately on any title maps. When you are buying or selling a property it is important for you to check to make sure that what is on the map reflects what is on the ground.
If you want to make changes to your property it is wise to establish where the boundaries are first. Even if you think that the work involved will not change anything it can lead to disputes if the boundary is unclear.
If you are unsure you should seek legal advice before making any changes.
Also, it is sometimes wise to discuss any potential issues with your neighbours before any works are carried out. This may avoid any disputes in the future.
If you are already in a boundary dispute, then you will probably need to seek advice. We would suggest that you come and see us to discuss it. Our dispute resolution solicitors can assist you from the outset and give you guidance on how best to proceed.
We will probably have to review the title documents and also may have to get a surveyor involved to determine the exact boundary.
Lovedays Solicitors has been acting for clients in the Derbyshire area since 1905. We have an extensive history and an in-depth knowledge of the area of Derbyshire and in particular Matlock and Wirksworth.
Our Dispute Resolution Solicitors have an in-depth and intimate understanding of boundary disputes. We also have detailed knowledge of the Derbyshire area. Our specialist Lawyers can ensure that the advice given is tailored to you and your business.
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