Boundary and Ownership

Whether you own the freehold or leasehold of your property, you enjoy certain rights to use your property as you wish. Conversely, you will also be subject to certain obligations towards your neighbours.

Disputes involving your home can be extremely stressful. From experience, we know that these disputes can, unless managed well, become disproportionate to the issues involved. With that in mind, wherever possible we will help you to resolve any issues with your neighbour by negotiation, mediation or arbitration. Of course, there are occasions when a settlement may not be possible. If litigation does become unavoidable, our experienced property dispute lawyers can guide you through the civil court or tribunal processes, working with you at every stage.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Boundary disputes
  • Easements (rights of way, rights to light)
  • Adverse possession claims
  • Dealing with trespassers or squatters
  • Restrictive covenants (restrictions on the use of your property)
  • Nuisance claims
  • Co-ownership disputes
  • Breaches of leasehold covenants
  • Party Wall Act Disputes (for when you are carrying out work on or close to the boundary)

Our Experts

Lauren Day

Partner, Solicitor & Head of Dispute Resolution

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William Fox Bregman

Partner, Solicitor & Head of Banking and Finance Litigation

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Paul Kanolik

Partner & Solicitor

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Caroline Palacio

Senior Associate Solicitor and Head of Insolvency & Business Recovery

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Victoria Riddleston

Senior Associate Solicitor

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Maria Evans

Associate Solicitor

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Clair Phillips

Associate Solicitor

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Donna Stevens

Associate Solicitor

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Sally Carmichael

Non-Practicing Solicitor

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Jane Renshaw

Secretary

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Grace Tyror

Personal Assistant

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Our specialist teams can provide full service legal advice and assistance, providing practical and cost-effective solutions.

Our offices

Bournemouth
302 Charminster Road Bournemouth Dorset BH8 9RU
01202 525333 Contact
London
Office 309 107 – 111 Fleet Street London EC4A 2AB
02039 784720 Contact
Poole
14a Haven RoadCanford Cliffs, Poole Dorset BH13 7LP
01202 709898 Contact
Ringwood
Monmouth Court Southampton Road, Ringwood Hampshire BH24 1HE
01425 484848 Contact
Swanage
55 High Street Swanage Dorset BH19 2LT
01929 422233 Contact
Wimborne
39a East Street Wimborne Dorset BH21 1DX
01202 057676 Contact