A dispute with a neighbour can be incredibly stressful, and far more difficult to resolve than a “straightforward” contract dispute. Our expert solicitors are experienced in these types of disputes, and can ensure that you are able to achieve the best possible outcome, with the least possible stress.
Often, neighbour disputes can arise regarding the boundaries of a property. Title deeds can, on occasion, be unclear, leading to confusion and arguments about who owns what area of a driveway, whose land a garden fence is on, or even if an extension crosses into a neighbour’s land. Our dispute resolution solicitors are able to bring a thorough understanding of the relevant law (such as the differences between the General Register of Sasines and the Land Register, the law regarding servitudes and real burdens, the requirements of the High Hedges (Scotland) Act 2013, and the law of positive prescription under the Prescription and Limitation (Scotland) act 1973) to a dispute, and to combine this with a practical approach to attempting to achieve the outcome you want.
If required, we work closely with other experts, such as surveyors with experience of producing expert reports, or our colleagues in residential and commercial property, to cut through a dispute and resolve matters as quickly as possible.
If a dispute becomes heated, or if your neighbour is unwilling to resolve matters amicably, we can also act quickly to protect your position via court orders (interdicts) against your neighbour(s) to prevent them from doing certain things.
If you have a dispute with a neighbour, or a boundary dispute regarding the extent of your property, Miller Samuel Hill Brown’s expert dispute resolution lawyers can help. Call us on 0141 221 1919, or fill in our online enquiry form.