Property Disputes

Even the best of neighbours may quarrel from time to time. A new survey may reveal encroachments.  A tree on one property may be interfering with the quiet enjoyment of a person on an adjacent property. A fence may need replacement and it may not be clear as to whose responsibility it is to fund the new fence.  There may be noise issues, garbage issues, parking issues or dog issues.

You and your neighbor may want to hire a legal professional as a go between to broker an agreement. Alternatively, your neighbor may have hired a lawyer and  now you are in need of an advocate to represent your concerns.

The lawyers at Cowley & Company are all highly skilled at managing property disputes and are committed to achieving results that are favourable to you, while preserving valuable personal relationships.


property dispute refers to any legal dispute involving real property, also known as real estate. Real property is immoveable property attached directly to the land. Property disputes can fall under civil litigation, commercial law, or sometimes known as real estate law. Real property includes single-family homes, condominiums, apartments, ponds, canals, and roads.

Property disputes may involve the following parties, including but not limited to:

  • Neighbors
  • Landlords and tenants
  • Homeowners Associations
  • Government agencies
  • Trespassers
  • Family members
  • Property visitors

Property disputes may include, for example, claims for specific performance or damages by buyer or seller, claims of misrepresentation, other breaches of a contract of purchase and sale, commercial leasing disputes and claims of compensation for expropriation

If you are finding yourself in a property dispute, our lawyers at Cowley & Company are equipped to handle all cases and all levels of difficulties. Give us a call at 604 583 3000 to book a consultation today.