Advice Centre Articles — Boundaries

A selection of enquiries relating to the boundaries between properties.

Boundaries can often be the cause of disputes between neighbours as it may be difficult to ascertain where responsibilities for upkeep lie, or where consent needs to be sought before work on the boundary takes place.

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Squatters’ right

I own a parcel of land that adjoins another parcel of land and which is separated by a fence. While I have had a good relationship with the owner of the adjoining parcel of land, recently he has claimed that the fence is in the wrong position and that he owns a portion of my parcel of land. I have owned the land for almost 25 years and I am wondering if I am entitled to squatter’s rights.