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Boundary Compromise Agreement Valid

General Litigation

In the case of Yeates [2012] the adjudicator held that a compromise agreement regarding the location of a boundary was valid despite it being oral.

Mr & Mrs Yeates applied to be registered owners of a parcel of land on the basis they had acquired it by adverse possession.  Ms Line and Mr Field who in fact owned the land objected and the matter was referred for adjudication.

At the meeting it was discovered that the parties had met at the land and come to an agreement regarding erecting a fence.  The adjudicator agreed that Mr & Mrs Yeates had acquired the land by adverse possession but declined to change the register as an agreement had been made by the parties.  Even though this was oral it constituted a legally binding contact.

Litigation Solicitors and Lawyers Eastbourne, Hailsham, Polegate, East Sussex

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Jacqueline Penfold
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