Initial discussion

Initial discussions about boundary issues are usually done over the phone, using the benefits of technology, with Google Earth satellite photos, Street View, Land Registry plans and other on line facilities to get a general understanding about the possible issues.

We can estimate how long it will take to make the initial fixed fee investigation, which usually includes a site visit. This provides property owners and their advisers something tangible to discuss and plan the way forward.


Following the visit a Letter of Advice and Recommendation, is written setting out initial practical advice based on what has been seen.

This is not compliant with Pt 35 of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR), dealing with Expert Evidence, but is designed to provide initial practical advice to the parties and their advisers as to the way forward.

  • Legal Expenses Insurance is included with many property owners’ household policies. This may pay for these initial investigations.