Boundary Dispute and Court Appointed Surveys

The best advice we can offer, if you are becoming involved in a Boundary Dispute, is to settle it in a friendly manner with your neighbor.

Minor problems can quickly escalate into full-scale disputes that take, sometimes, many years to settle through the Courts. The Court process is costly.

Boundary disputes may be overcome by appointing a surveyor to ascertain the correct location of the boundary. The two parties to the dispute may instruct their own surveyor and the two surveyors may be able to settle the matter between them.

Owners sometimes jointly appoint one surveyor to investigate the location of the boundary and make a decision. If the parties have agreed that the surveyor should be appointed as an arbitrator in the dispute then his/her decision would be binding on both parties. Similarly, the parties may appoint a surveyor as an independent expert to settle the matter.