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The boundary lines on the titles plans with the Land Registry will not be accurate and can not be relied on to prove where the actual boundary lies because the maps are not drawn to scale. Surveyors have the role of carrying out a site visit and looking at all the conveyance documents from the outset to draw plans to scale that can be relied on when a dispute arises. It is unfortunate that your neighbour did not seek to agree with you first to jointly instruct a surveyor because this way you would be certain his measurements were done without bias. If you know that what he is now trying to take is your land then you can apply for an injunction order against your neighbour to stop them from building a wall or putting up anything to mark their proposed boundary. You would look to ask the surveyor questions to determine how they have decided on the new line. You may wish to engage a solicitor if you do not feel confident to question the neighbour. I would also say that check your Home Insurance Policy because this will normally provide insurance cover for a dispute of this nature and would take away the worry of solicitor costs. I hope this helps and all the best