In questions to the Ministry of Justice, I urged the Secretary of State to take forward my reform bill on real property boundary disputes. These disputes can often be very stressful and cause much heartache, dragging on for years.
I know from the experiences of my constituents that reform of the boundary disputes system is needed. That is why I introduced a Private Members Bill to Parliament in June 2012 to reform the system. The Bill was designed to allow property owners to resolve disagreements with their neighbours more quickly, without having to go to court.
It's encouraging news that the Minister is actively considering reform. I will continue to campaign for change on this issue. It's in no-one's interest when these disputes drag on for years at great cost. A swifter resolution, with a surveyor deciding on the case, would be far better.
It has been an honour and privilege to serve as Member of Parliament for Dover & Deal. I hope to be re-elected to serve our community for another term.
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