What is Voisinage?
Under Jersey property law you owe a customary duty to your neighbour. The Jersey concept of Voisinage governs the relationships between neighbouring landowners. This essentially means a landowner can only enjoy his own property to the extent it does not injure his neighbour. Colloquially one may refer to this as “nuisance” but in legal terms the English concept of nuisance does not apply in Jersey. Voisinage is a doctrine peculiar to Jersey law.
What are the obligations owed under Voisinage?
Both owners and occupiers of property owe duties in Voisinage. This obligation arises out of the obligations of neighbours not from the ownership of the land. For example the following may constitute an action for Voisinage
When to seek legal advice?
Jersey law dealing with neighbour issues and Voisinage can be complicated. Before you embark on any discussion with your co-owner seek legal advice, claims can be both stressful and expensive and legal advice should be sought as soon as possible. Our specialist property dispute lawyers have significant experience in this area of Jersey law and where at all possible will strive to seek a resolution of a dispute without resorting to the Court system. If a negotiated settlement proves not to be possible we have an enviable track record of providing pragmatic advice and fighting hard, when needed, to protect our clients’ interests.
For advice, assistance or further information on Jersey property ownership disputes contact Parslows Jersey Property dispute lawyers or call 630530 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 630530.