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Couple left £30,000 in debt over boundary dispute

Couple left £30,000 in debt over boundary dispute

  BY THE TIMES

A couple have been left £30,000 in debt after a decade-long legal battle with their neighbours over six inches of land between their gardens. Boundary disputes do not only cause stress and ruin relationships, they can also be very costly. Mediation seeks to resolve problems faster, cheaper and more amicably than litigation.

A couple have been left tens of thousands of pounds in debt after a decade-long legal battle with their neighbours over six inches of land between their gardens.

Philip New, 52, and his wife Denise, 47, have been forced to remortgage their home to cover the £30,000 cost of a boundary dispute that began in 2012.

The couple and their two children have lived at the three-bedroom home for 16 years and said the fence had always been in the same position.

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