Property Disputes

As a homeowner, there are many situations when you may wish to clarify your rights between you and your neighbours including the following:

  • Boundary disputes
  • Rights of way and other rights over neighbouring property
  • Party Walls Act disputes where you or your neighbour want to carry out alterations or build an extension affecting adjoining property
  • Damage or nuisance caused by tree roots, overhanging branches, leakage of water or noise.

We understand that disputes with your neighbours lead to unpleasant tensions and can be costly.

The litigation team at Woodfines is well equipped to advise you of your legal rights in what we are aware are very stressful and sensitive situations. We offer clear advice from the beginning, initially advising on whether it would be cost effective for you to pursue a claim and if so, we will devise practical and effective solutions at an early stage to help prevent matters spiralling out of control.

If you are involved in a property dispute or anticipate a dispute with your neighbour, please contact Lynne Quarmby at our Bedford office on 01234 270 600 or by email at