The Boundary Disputes Protocol, with guidance notes


With PLA support, The Protocol for Disputes between Neighbours about the Location of their Boundary (The Boundary Disputes Protocol) has now been published.

It applies where neighbours are in dispute about the location of the boundary between their properties.

It aims to ensure that neighbours exchange sufficient information in a timely manner to minimise the scope for disputes between them; and to enable any such disputes to be readily resolved, including by alternative disputes resolution (ADR), keeping costs to a minimum.

It is accompanied by a guidance note and also a supplementary guidance note which sets out what the parties should expect from the surveyor appointed to assist with the resolution of the dispute.