2017 Guide to Neighbour Disputes

3 CPD Hours = £54

Competency/Learning Objective - Legal knowledge and skills

Neighbours can fall out over a great many things. This course looks at some of the property-related causes of these disputes, with reference to updated case law and statute.

After completing this course you will be able to advise authoritatively in relation to rights, remedies and those instances where local authority intervention may be invoked across the following range of topics:

  • encroaching tree roots and tree branches
  • high hedges
  • the measured duty of care between neighbours
  • excessive or unauthorised use of easements
  • common law and statutory nuisance
  • breach of restrictive covenants
  • interference with rights to light

Course dated: January 2017

About the Author:

Richard Quenby was called to the Bar in 1985, specialising in landlord and tenant, commercial property and insolvency work. Subsequently, he spent more than 6 years as the Principal Professional Support Lawyer in the Real Estate Division of Addleshaw Goddard LLP, worked as a Professional Support Lawyer at DWF LLP and is now a Supervisory Lawyer at Berwin Leighton Paisner. Richard has also worked as a freelance writer, tutor and lecturer. His published articles have appeared in Estates Gazette, Property Week, Legal Week and The Lawyer. He is a co-author of "Flat Schemes in Residential and Mixed Use Developments", published by Bloomsbury Publishing and a member of the Consultant Editorial Board of LexisPSL. He is also the author of a number of other courses for LegalTraining. Richard can be found on LinkedIn here.

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