You are here

Book review | Neighbour Disputes: A Guide to the Law and Practice – 2nd edition

Donald Agnew and Amanda Morris Wildy, Simmonds and Hill Publishing, 2011, £42 ISBN: 978-0854900596

10 September 2011

“To hear the words ‘a boundary dispute’ is to fill a judge, even one of the mot stalwart and amiable disposition, with a deep foreboding since disputes with neighbours tend always to compel... some unreasonable and extravagant display of unneighbourly behaviour which profits no one but the lawyers” (Ward LJ in Alan Wibberley Building v Insley [1998] 1 WLR 881 (CA)).

This paperback book of some 250 pages is reasonably priced and packs in some useful information on handling litigation between neighbours. It is written by two very experienced and knowledgeable property lawyers. It begins with an interesting section on the consequences of not telling a buyer about existing disputes with neighbours. All lawyers should tell the client who comes in with such a problem that: ‘You do not want a boundary dispute as you will have to tell the buyers and they will not want the property.’

Want to read on?

This article is part of our subscription-based access. Please pick one of the options below to continue.

Already registered? Login to access premium content

SUBSCRIBE for one User

Unlimited access to the entire SJ website for a full year for one user.

  • 10 issues a year delivered to you
  • Digital edition of the magazine for one user – sent to your inbox or accessible through the website
  • Access to premium content on the website
  • Access to the fully searchable online archive of Solicitors Journal, Managing Partner and Private Client Adviser, which spans over 13 years
  • Weekly email newsletter with all the latest news, analysis and features
  • Comment on SJ content and contribute to the SJ community online
  • Advanced search feature
  • Online support
  • Access to SJ app compatible with Android and Apple devices – coming soon!
  • 6 special focuses per year
  • Special offers and discounts on Solicitors Journal and IICJ events

Subscribe

CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION

Your department or entire firm can subscribe to Solicitors Journal online, providing easy access for all who require it. Discount corporate subscription rates apply, based on number of users.

The Corporate IP Licence includes:

  • Digital copy of the magazine sent to individuals’ inboxes and accessible through the website. Solicitors Journal publishes 10 issues per year
  • Unlimited access to premium content on the website based on IP addresses
  • Unlimited access to the fully searchable online archive of Solicitors Journal, Managing Partner and Private Client Adviser, which spans over 13 years
  • Weekly email newsletter with all the latest news, analysis and features
  • Comment on SJ content and contribute to the SJ community online (username required)
  • Unlimited access to SJ app compatible with Android and Apple devices
  • 6 special focuses per year
  • Special offers and discounts on Solicitors Journal and IICJ events

The Corporate IP Licence is tailored to your firm, making it the most cost effective way for the firm to access Solicitors Journal, and enables the firm to remain compliant with copyright and our Terms and Conditions. This gives you the ability to print and circulate articles within the firm.

To enquire about a Corporate IP Licence for your firm, please contact our Subscriptions Manager on emily.beechey@solicitorsjournal.com.