Law of neighbours

The increasing densification of towns and cities means that property owners now live in much greater proximity. As a consequence, it is becoming increasingly important for owners to know their rights and also how far their neighbours’ rights extend. It is also vital to maintain good relationships with neighbours, to avoid seeing the quality of one’s environment deteriorate. In these circumstances, consulting a lawyer allows owners to be better informed about their rights and to take a step back from a problem that can rapidly take on an emotional dimension. The situations that a property owner may encounter are many and varied. For example, my neighbour says that the tree that I planted a few years ago has grown too much and is casting shade on his land: Can he force me to cut it down, when his hedge is encroaching on my property? I previously granted a right of way on my property, but now the commune has built a new road that provides my neighbour with alternative access: Can I have the right of way cancelled? Swiss Railways (CFF) wants to expropriate my house to widen the railway tracks. Is it worth opposing the expropriation and, if not, what can I do to ensure I obtain full and complete compensation?

Avocats concernés :

- Jean-Claude Perroud
- Xavier Rubli
- Michel Chavanne
- Luc Recordon
- Raphaël Mahaim

r&associés
Grand-Chêne 4 et 8
Case postale 7283
1002 Lausanne

Tél: +41 21 345 36 40
Fax: +41 21 345 36 44 (Grand-Chêne 8)
Fax: +41 21 345 36 09 (Grand-Chêne 4)

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