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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