Disputes over property and land can be an expensive and time consuming if the case is not managed effectively. At Carters Solicitors, we shall consider the unique circumstances of your case and provide advice on the best way to proceed and conclude your matter. The most common land disputes we advise upon are –

Boundary Disputes

Often some of the most frustrating issues you can ever face, boundary disputes can take a number of forms, but always relate to disagreements between neighbours over where one property starts and another ends.

Such disputes are usually triggered where one neighbour seeks to build up to, erect a fence, or otherwise use land at the edge of a property boundary, and the disputes frequently arise over tiny patches of land.

We can assist in resolving any kind of boundary dispute. It is often important in such issues to make sure that the relationship between the disputing parties is preserved and with this is mind we will explore all available negotiable options as a first resort.

If, however, it is necessary to bring a case before the courts we are experienced in litigating these issues and have sound knowledge to ensure your case is presented in the most favourable fashion.

To arrange an appointment or for an initial no obligation discussion, please contact our team on 01977 70 32 24.

Encroachment occurs when somebody without consent to do so either occupies or constructs some structure over the land of another person.

If you have somebody encroaching onto your property or land, we are able to assist you in reclaiming this.

To arrange an appointment or for an initial no obligation discussion, please contact our team on 01977 70 32 24.

Often known as ‘squatting’, adverse possession is the occupation of land by an individual without the permission of the landowner. If a person occupies such land for several years, it can in certain circumstances become theirs.

If you have been in adverse possession of a piece of land for 10 years or more, our experts may be able to help you claim to be the registered owner of that land.

To arrange an appointment or for an initial no obligation discussion, please contact our team on 01977 70 32 24.

Often properties can have accessways shared with or running through neighbouring properties. These can take many forms, but a common example would be a shared driveway.

Disputes can arise when an owner of a property inadvertently or otherwise prevents the use of an accessway.

We can assist with such issues.

To arrange an appointment or for an initial no obligation discussion, please contact our team on 01977 70 32 24.

If you have co-owned a property or cohabited with someone and a dispute has arisen between you, you may be able to make a TOLATA claim.

What is a TOLATA claim?

These are claims that determine the ownership of a trust of land that has been under joint ownership or sole ownership. They relate to the Trust of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act (TOLATA) 1996. The Act gives the court power to make decisions in property disputes between unmarried couples.

These can determine, following a relationship breakdown, who owns the property and who can continue to live in the property.

Our team are able to look at all options for resolving such issues, including through  negotiation or mediation.

If, however, it is necessary to bring a case before the courts we are experienced in litigating these issues and have sound knowledge to ensure your case is presented in the most favourable fashion.

To arrange an appointment or for an initial no obligation discussion, please contact our team on 01977 70 32 24.
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