If you are becoming involved in a boundary dispute, the best advice we can offer is to seek to settle it in an amicable manner with your neighbour. However minor disagreements can unfortunately escalate into much wider disputes where the cost of resolution becomes disproportionate to the problem itself. Litigation should be the last resort as the costs involved can be substantial.
If neighbours are unable to agree or determine the position or other aspects of a boundary or in circumstances where one neighbour believes that a trespass may have occurred, a Surveyor can be appointed, either jointly or individually in an effort to resolve the dispute. Simpson Chartered Surveyors are able to offer inspection and reports for Property Owners and instructed Solicitors in order to resolve the dispute at minimal cost.
Simpson Chartered Surveyors also assist with other neighbourly matters including preparation of Access and Scaffold Licences and provide advice on the implementation of the Access to Neighbouring Land Act 1992.