Residential boundary disputes: worth the fight?

Residential boundary disputes: worth the fight?

In a recent webinar on Residential Property Litigation, Carl Brewin of 3PB Chambers looked at the current law and practice on dealing with boundary disputes, asking whether they can ever really be straightforward and in a residential context whether they are ever worth the fight.

In this post, Mr Brewin looks at some of the recent authorities discussed in the webinar as well as considering what changes to the law - and in particular practice - have been proposed and what the effect of those might be.

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No real shortcuts

Compulsory land registration has seemingly not reduced the number of disputes appearing and this does not look set to change because the law and principles on which they are determined has not changed. The authorities of Hatton v Connew [2013] EWCA Civ 1560 and Weymont Place [2015] EWCA Civ 289 continue to tell us only that there are no real shortcuts and that the Courts an

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