Property boundary disputes can arise for numerous reasons, however the most common reasons for disputes relate to:
- Incorrect boundary line position;
- Encroaching property (structures built on a neighbouring lot);
- Dividing fences (the cost, style or position of a fence);
- Positioning of retaining walls; and
- Encroachment of tree branches over a neighbouring lot.
Property boundary and encroachment issues have the potential to develop into significant disputes and may become sources of significant liability and legal or rectification costs.
Depending on the attitudes of the parties involved, boundary and encroachment disputes may be resolved in a number of ways including the granting of easements, removal of encroaching property, financial compensation or boundary realignment.
It is often prudent for parties to such disputes to receive legal advice about their position at law such that a proper view may be formed as to how the issue can best be resolved.
Forge Legal’s Property and Leasing solicitors have 30 years of experience advising clients and acting in relation to boundary and encroachment disputes. If you are or have been impacted by a boundary or encroachment issue, seek legal advice sooner rather than later to maximise the number of avenues for resolution which may be open to you.