PRN: Dewar Hogan Offers Advice on How to Avoid Boundary Disputes
According to boundary dispute solicitors Dewar Hogan, if people obtained sound legal advice and followed it few boundary dispute cases would ever end up in court.
Dewar Hogan Offers Advice on How to Avoid Boundary Disputes
LONDON, May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Specialist property litigation solicitors Dewar Hogan can help homeowners avoid financial ruin with sound advice on boundary disputes
A recent high profile court case over a boundary dispute between two neighbours, Mr Hutchinson and Mr Neale, caught the nation's attention. The two neighbours were arguing over a mere five feet of land, but the costs incurred by all involved were significant, running into six figures for Mr Hutchinson. Although the judge actually ruled in favour of Mr Hutchinson, he was order to pay his and a percentage of his neighbour's legal fees because he fabricated documents to bring the case to court.
This is another example of the unnecessary legal expenses and court time often incurred over a simple boundary dispute.
Property disputes can lead to bitter tensions between neighbours over relatively small and insignificant areas of land. The vast majority of cases do not necessitate court, but many end up there nonetheless. According to boundary dispute solicitors Dewar Hogan, if people obtained sound legal advice and followed it few boundary dispute cases would ever end up in court.
Dewar Hogan is a property litigation practice that specialises in boundary disputes. 40% of its work is dedicated to providing advice, information and helping clients interpret and understand complicated legalese. It aims to prevent clients taking boundary disputes to court as this can lead to expensive and unnecessary legal costs - as suffered by Mr Hutchinson - but where court cases are necessary it provides a full litigation service.
Dewar Hogan advises people in boundary disputes to seek legal advice from a specialised solicitor and/or surveyor. It suggests that for low-value disputes parties should jointly instruct a surveyor to help them reach a settlement.
For higher value or more complex cases, legal advice is necessary and a land surveyor with experience of boundary disputes should be employed. Both parties should seek representation to facilitate and expedite a settlement and agreement.
About Dewar Hogan
Dewar Hogan are solicitors based in the City of London specialising exclusively in advice in relation to property issues, claims and disputes; and property litigation, including professional negligence claims against property professionals (solicitors, valuers etc). The firm provides the full range of commercial property services and residential property services including those relating to adverse possession, boundary disputes, and beneficial interests.
Founded in 1991 by Ron Hogan and John Cox, Dewar Hogan are recognised as one of the leading property litigation practices by Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession
Contact: Sarah Stevns, 7 Ludgate Broadway, London, EC4V 6DX, Phone: +44(0)207-634-9550