Amy France, James Noble, and Alexandra Townsend-Wheeler highlight some points for practitioners to look out for, including discrepancies in the boundaries of a property

The recent case of Trevallion v Watmore and another (30 June 2016), which concerned a dispute over the registration of leasehold title to a small piece of land, reminds us why buyers must carry out a careful inspection of the boundaries of any property prior to purchase.

Numbers 46 and 52 Melville Street in Sandown are adjoining properties. The Trevallions’ title to 46 comprised an unregistered 1,000-year underlease, granted in 1954. The demise included a triangular piece of land at the end of the garden of 52. The owners of 46 used it for storage and a six-foot fence had been erected between 52 and the triangular land.


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