Disputes between Neighbours

Disputes between neighbours can cause untold stress, as home may become a place of friction and discontent. Our experienced property litigation team can help resolve even the most bitter disputes between neighbours.

Common Neighbour Disputes

The reasons for disputes developing between neighbours can vary, but some of the common reasons include:

  • Disputes over boundaries
  • Rights of way
  • Excessive noise
  • Parking disputes
  • Trees 
  • Animal behaviour (such as barking dogs)
  • The maintenance of shared facilities

There are a multitude of disputes that arise between parties with regard to the home. They could arise from harassment and nuisance: these sometimes arise from disagreements over boundaries, shared driveways, rights of way, noise nuisance, planning applications or common fences and the planting of shrubs or trees and CCTV. Sometimes it is more serious; work or use or neglect of the property can result in damage to yours, such as an escape of water from a swimming pool or noise from or escape of animals from your neighbour’s property, or you may be defending such a claim.

Judge & Priestley Solicitors can offer down to earth advice on neighbour disputes.Whilst we will at all times provide clear guidance on the law and the merits of each case we appreciate that such disputes are often best resolved through mediation. However  successful outcomes at mediation require a full understanding of the detail and merits of the dispute and the possible outcomes if litigation follows 

If court proceedings cannot be avoided, we will ensure that you understand the legal and factual elements of your case and the risks of the litigation and the potential costs of the dispute. Where required we can refer you to experienced court experts, for example, land surveyors.

If you would like to know more about how to resolve effectively a boundary dispute then please call us on 020 8290 0333 to talk to one of our experienced solicitors.



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