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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