Planning - Land Ownership and Boundary Disputes
Planning Services do not hold records of land ownership, or details of who is responsible for a particular boundary nor are we able to provide free legal advice on boundary disputes.
Initially you should check the deeds to your property. If the property is mortgaged the deeds will be held by the building society or bank. They may charge a fee for retrieving the deeds from their archives. The deeds should include a plan defining the boundary of your property, with "T" marks on the boundaries. Where the tail of the T extends into your property you would normally be responsible for that boundary. However, if there is a dispute over land ownership or a particular boundary you should always seek legal advice.
The Land Registry is able to provide information on land ownership and produce information relating to boundary disputes.
Their Frequently Asked Questions section provides answers to a range of property related questions:
- both available from the "Publications and Forms" section.