Neighbour disputes can happen all too often around issues such as the location of services, the cost of repairs, the use of a shared driveway and contributions towards the cost of fencing.

Issues such as the following may also arise:

  • Which area am I entitled to park in?
  • A drain has broken. Whose responsibility is it to fix it and at whose cost?
  • Can I ask my neighbour to contribute towards the cost of building a new fence between our properties?

If not dealt with early, these issues can upset neighbourly relationships and cause tension. You need to take the right advice about what your rights are and what you can do to resolve the problem quickly and cost-efficiently.

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How Collins & May can help you solve these issues

The first step will be to check your property’s title when a dispute arises. This is where Collins & May can help! We will give you advice regarding what forms part of your property and the areas you are entitled to use, and for what purpose, which is known as a right of way.

There may be an easement registered on the title, which sets out your rights and obligations regarding services that run through your or your neighbour’s property. We will let you know who is responsible for this cost and practical solutions moving forward.

You may be required to engage a surveyor’s services to determine the exact boundaries and areas of your property. At Collins & May, our team can recommend you to an experienced professional.

We will ensure your disputes are settled in a timely manner and that the process is as hassle-free as possible for you.

Engage our services

If you’re feeling unsure about your rights and obligations, get in contact with us. Our team will advise you on your situation and practical options to resolve a dispute, keeping your needs in mind. Get in touch now to book an appointment and find out everything about neighbour disputes!