Neighbour disputes

The activities of neighbours can give rise to a variety of legal problems.  Please click for our Background note on neighbour disputes law.

Questions with which we can help include:

What can be done about excessive noise from a neighbouring property?

What can be done about overhanging trees, and roots which undermine buildings on neighbouring land?

Does the law prevent one landowner from draining rainwater on to neighbouring land?

Can a landowner go on to neighbouring property in order to carry out work on their land?

Can anything be done about building work which overshadows a neighbouring property?


Click to go to our Initial enquiry page. Other pages which may help you: Private rights of way, Boundaries, Trees and hedges

For our print publishing website, please see, and for our website which provides support for residents in private roads, see:


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