Do you have a problem with your neighbour? Perhaps someone moved the fence and now you can’t agree on where it should be? Do you have a right of way which you feel is being exploited or ignored? Party Wall Act issues, noisy neighbours, trespass and unregistered land? If you’ve got a neighbour dispute we can help.
Neighbour disputes can be very distressing and very expensive to resolve. We give clear, helpful advice on the best way of resolving neighbour disputes and if we don’t think that the law can help you we won’t waste your time and money. Neighbour disputes come in many forms and can detrimentally affect the quality of your life. Coming home every day to a problem with your neighbour can be a nightmare particularly if it stops you from making full use of your home such as the garden. Does using your garden make you feel anxious? If so you are not alone and we can help. Neighbour disputes can quickly get out of hand and it is therefore important to seek legal advice as soon as possible. Knowledge is power and it is important to know what your rights are.
We have helped many clients with neighbour disputes such as disputes over a boundary to recover land taken from them by their neighbours. We have also helped our clients force a neighbour to soundproof his home when everyday noise drove them to distraction. In another case we advised and assisted clients who were being subjected to racial abuse by their neighbour and ultimately that neighbour was evicted from her home. Building works particularly those involving a party wall can also be problematic and turn good neighbours into bad. It isn’t unusual for neighbour disputes to involve the police – don’t let this happen to you.
Did you know that contents insurance policies often have an option for legal expense insurance which covers many forms of neighbour disputes? Do you have legal expense insurance? If so your legal costs may be covered but it is important to act quickly. Check your policy and contact your insurance company as soon as you know you have a problem. Once you’ve done this make an appointment to see Nadia Beckett to discuss your neighbour dispute and what we can do to help you.
Nadia Beckett is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators http://www.ciarb.org. She can also help you to mediate or arbitrate your neighbour dispute.