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Boundary disputes have the potential to develop into more serious disputes and may trigger significant liability or costs.
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Boundary disputes - Why you need a lawyer
Helping resolve boundary disputes
Boundary disputes have the potential to develop into more serious disputes and may trigger significant liability or costs. We can inform you of your position under law in order to form a proper view as to how the issue can be resolved, supporting you every step of the process.
Explaining your options
Depending on the reason for the boundary dispute, there may be a range of options available. A lawyer can assess your individual situation and provide expert advice regarding your options. You may be unaware of what belongs to you and what belongs to the other party, and we can help you understand actual ownership limits which will reveal your options and avoid wrongful assumptions.
Assisting you in negotiations
Property, boundary and encroachment issues can be sources of significant dispute and distress to affected land owners. Often these disputes may become aggressive quickly, which worsens the situation. We can take the stress out of the situation by negotiating with any other involved parties to help you reach an appropriate conclusion. We can also predict any arguments your neighbour might raise if they are trying to take possession of land.
Handling necessary documentation
You may be tempted to approach the other party yourself, but this can often worsen boundary disputes. A lawyer can help you manage all of the necessary documentation required during a boundary dispute that may describe elements such as boundary lines or who owns what land. These documents should be handled and analysed by a lawyer instead of putting yourself at risk of an argument, or in extreme cases, physical altercation.
Frequently asked questions
- Incorrect boundary line position;
- Encroaching property (structures built on a neighbouring lot);
- Dividing fences (cost, style or position of a fence);
- Positioning of retaining walls; and
- Encroachment of tree branches over a neighbouring lot.
Does the Neighbourhood Disputes (Dividing Fences and Trees) Act 2011 apply to disputes about all fences?
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