Resolving Boundary Issues With Neighbours
Edward Prentice Chartered Surveyor
Our principal surveyor has a vast experience when it comes to addressing boundary issues in a proactive manner, with his extensive experience of various aspects of commercial, agricultural and industrial real estate consultancy and valuation work. This is very useful as it has helped him to deal with unusual property situations. He is known to have good interpersonal and communication skills, with a high level of commitment and ability to apply his lateral thinking.
Boundary Resolution Tonbridge
Meeting your neighbours, moving and visiting your new home is an exciting thing. Disagreements and concerns over property boundaries with your neighbour are common. This may lead to a fallout and becomes difficult to resolve. Our experience can assist in resolving these issues.
The title plan may not represent the exact positions of the boundaries. Indeed, the Land Registration Act 2002 helps you to understand certain factors used to record and determine your boundaries. This is done on a registered title and minimises future boundary disputes. English title plans are subject to the General Boundaries rules and are not exact.
Have you ever asked yourself what happens when your neighbours complain that your new wall is overlapping their land? They can also claim that your new extensions disrupt the pathway between houses. Such a minor disagreement may build up and finally lead to a dispute that may involve a solicitor's letter and threats of court action. The legal and other costs involved in this can quickly escalate and become enormous if not managed correctly.
If you have boundaries issues with your neighbour, it is always advisable to follow the right steps that will help you to find an alternative resolution to legal action.
If you have failed to reach an amicable agreement with your neighbour, seek advice from someone who specialises in boundary issues. This is one of the important steps to undertake.
A Chartered Surveyor dealing with boundaries may be appointed by one side or as a Single Joint Expert in consultation with your neighbour. The surveyor will deliver a professional and unbiased advice about the position of the boundary.
If your neighbour delays and refuses to hire a surveyor to settle the disagreement, you can take the next step by submitting an application to the Land Registry, they will conduct a thorough research and survey of the land and come up with a decision about where exactly the boundaries lines are.
Practical Boundary Advice
We offer practical advice to resolve boundary disputes in a way that is favourable to all involved. Your property deeds or documents contain the details of your property and land assets. If your deeds remain unclear of the boundary, we can help you reach a practical resolution before involving expensive solicitors.
Besides boundary matters, the firm offers a range of other General Practice surveying services including:
We are capable of providing you with a single valuation, to valuations of entire portfolio for various purposes that include sales and acquisitions, capital or inheritance gains tax, pension (SIPP), year ends accounts.
Landlord and Tenant Services
Modern lease documents are considered to be complex.. Within the Practice, we can deal with such matters to help resolve landlord and tenant issues. We can provide advice and can act on behalf of either tenants or landlords.
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The Practice acts as expert witnesses on a wide range of different property related matters. Our reports deliver independent constructive opinions on property related issues to the legal profession. Our chartered surveyor has experience in many areas associated with commercial, industrial and residential property.
We are capable of providing reports on particular property related areas and professional property advice if needed. We are able to represent our clients in the full range of courts and tribunals.
We are capable of providing you with a single valuation, to valuations of entire portfolio for various purposes that include sales and acquisitions, capital or inheritance gains tax, pension (SIPP), year ends accounts and leasehold enfranchisement.
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