2018 Guide to Neighbour Disputes

3 CPD Hours

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, including reference to Fitzpatrick & Ors v Spencer (2017), Gore v Naheed (2017) and Shaw v Grouby (2017)
  • common law and statutory nuisance, including reference to Williams v Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd (2017) and Oldcorn and another v Southern Water Services Ltd (2017)
  • breach of restrictive covenants, including reference to Jones v Oven (2017)
  • interference with rights to light

Course dated January 2018

About the Author:

Richard Quenby is a non-practising barrister and Lead Supervisory Lawyer at Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP. He is the current author of Ross: Commercial Leases (published by LexisNexis) and is co-author of "Flat Schemes in Residential and Mixed Use Developments" (published by Bloomsbury Publishing). Richard is also a member of the Consultant Editorial Board of LexisPSL and his published articles have appeared in Estates Gazette, Property Week, Legal Week and The Lawyer. He is also the author of a number of other courses for Legal Training. Richard can be found on LinkedIn  here.

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