Do you have to declare a Neighbour dispute?

Do you have to declare a Neighbour dispute?

If you have been unlucky enough to have had an actual, proper dispute with a troublesome neighbour, then you are obliged to declare this on the form your solicitor sends you – otherwise known as the Seller’s Property Information Form (or SPIF).

What constitutes a nuisance Neighbour?

You can ask your local council for help if the neighbour dispute involves an activity that is damaging to health or a nuisance. This is known as a ‘statutory nuisance’. This could include: noise (including loud music and barking dogs) a build-up of rubbish that could harm health.

Can Neighbours claim your land?

In simple terms, the law means that if a neighbour of yours moves their fence by a few metres one year, and you do not complain or even mention it for a certain period of time, they could then legally claim to be the owners and occupiers of the land.

Can I sell my house if I have a dispute with my Neighbour?

The short answer is yes. Declaring neighbour disputes is a legal requirement when selling a house. If you fail to declare neighbour disputes when selling your house, you buyer could accuse you of mis-selling your property and take legal action against you.

Why is there a dispute with my Neighbor?

Sometimes, though the neighbors all agree that the legal description is correct, one neighbor has been occupying a portion of the land for long enough to claim ownership of it, under a theory of “adverse possession.” Another possible source of dispute is when multiple, unrecorded deeds convey the same property to different people.

What kind of disputes are covered by neighbor law?

Disputes covered under neighbor law include: 1 Fence laws, 2 Boundary disputes, 3 Noise complaints (i.e. dogs, loud cars, yelling), 4 Conflicts over trees or landscaping, 5 Harassment from neighbors, 6 Other nuisance complaints.

What happens when you dispute a property boundary?

Disputing a boundary. A dispute with a neighbour over property boundaries can become a homeowner’s waking nightmare. Boundary disputes often result in hurt feelings, fractured friendships and social shunning in the neighbourhood. At worst, these disputes transform the friendly guy-next-door into the “neighbour from hell.”.

Is there such a thing as neighbor law?

Neighbor law covers the many disputes that may occur between two individuals that live side by side. Of course, there are many sorts of disputes that can, and do, arise. Other nuisance complaints. Neighbor disputes can occur for a variety of reasons, and they are certainly nothing new!