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:

[icon name = “search”] How can you tell where exactly the boundaries of a plot of land lie?

[icon name = “search”] Can the line of a boundary change of over time?

[icon name = “search”] Are there such things as vertical boundaries?

[icon name = “search”] Does the law contain presumptions about where a boundary lies?

[icon name = “search”] What is the Land Registry’s “General boundaries” rule?  What does it mean in pactice?

[icon name = “search”] Is there a way of fixing a boundary precisely?

[icon name = “search”] Does the law on “adverse possession” come into this?

[icon name = “search”] How can boundary disputes be settled?

[icon name = “binoculars”] Click to go to our Initial enquiry page.

[icon name = “binoculars”] Other pages which may help you: Ransom strips, Restrictive covenants.

[icon name = “binoculars”] For our print publishing website, please see, and for our website which provides support for residents in private roads, see:

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