Boundaries of land

Boundaries are, regrettably, often the subject of disputes.  Please click for our background note on Boundary law.

Questions we can help with include:

How can you tell where exactly the boundaries of a plot of land lie?

Can the line of a boundary change of over time?

Are there such things as vertical boundaries?

Does the law contain presumptions about where a boundary lies?

What is the Land Registry’s “General boundaries” rule?  What does it mean in pactice?

Is there a way of fixing a boundary precisely?

Does the law on “adverse possession” come into this?

How can boundary disputes be settled?

Click to go to our Initial enquiry page.

Other pages which may help you: Ransom strips, Restrictive covenants.

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