If your business is in dispute with a neighbour that cannot be settled through direct contact, seeking the help of a legal service provider should be your next step. Here is some basic advice and guidance to inform your choice of legal expert.
Neighbour disputes typically occur for similar reasons, whether it is in a domestic or commercial setting. Disagreements often relate to use of shared space, boundaries, noise levels or behaviour.
If you are embroiled in a dispute with a neighbouring business or a resident near your place of work then you should appoint a legal expert. Mediation should be the first step in conflict resolution before you consider court proceedings.
If mediation fails to solve an issue and you cannot reach a resolution with your neighbour, court proceedings may be necessary. If your neighbour is the tenant of a building rather than the owner, you should also consider speaking to the landlord of the property before involving the police or proceeding to court.
If you are hoping to reach an agreement with neighbours without the need for further legal action then you should appoint a legal expert carrying the Law Society's Civil and Commercial Mediation accreditation.
The Law Superstore’s client review system will help you to choose a legal service provider that comes with a proven track record for handling commercial neighbour disputes. You may also wish to base your decision on factors such as the location, cost and size of a firm.
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Legal service providers typically charge on an hourly rate or fixed fee with capped hours basis in neighbour dispute cases. There may also be different pricing structures for advice, mediation services and court representation.
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