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Neighbourhood Disputes


This chapter provides information on boundary disputes and environmental issues that occur between neighbours as well as detailing some practical tips to assist resolving any issue that has already arisen.


Neighbourhood disputes arise over a number of issues and in a number of situations. Issues range from arguments about the exact position of boundaries to complaints about noisy children. Situations arise between two owners, or between a landlord and tenant, or between two tenants, and can involve...

Boundary Disputes

Boundary disputes between neighbours are quite common. This section provides guidance for parties on both sides of the fence.

Environmental Issues

Environmental issues in neighbourhoods range across noise, smell and sight. There can be issues with vegetation or animals and the uses made of land. This section provides an introduction to the law around these issues.

Page last updated 19/03/2018

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