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Time limit for neighbours' dispute

I’ve got solicitor letters from my neighbour over something minor, I replied to every one, I have not heard anything in 8 months. Is there a time limit that their threat over me runs out?

It depends on the nature of the complaint and the threats of legal action made to you.

The Statute of Limitations provides that a claim for compensation in this type of case can be taken within six years of the date of the incident.  Having said that, if the threat against you is to move to the court for an injunction, no court will grant an injunction if an “unconscionable delay” has occurred.  This is not a fixed period of time but it depends on the circumstances and usually outside of six months from the date of the incident is too late.

If you receive court proceedings you should consult your Solicitor immediately.

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