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How do you resolve a boundary dispute?

On Behalf of | Oct 14, 2022 | Real Estate Litigation

One of the most important things you can do as a property owner is to know where your property line is located. This is important if you ever want to add outdoor features to your property, especially when they’re going to be close to the property line.

There are times when a neighbor might call the property line into question. While these matters are sometimes resolved between neighbors, seeking legal remedies is sometimes necessary. 

Surveys are often important

Property line surveys can often resolve boundary line disputes. It’s often more difficult with older legal descriptions because landmarks might not be present any longer. Having an updated survey can show where the property lines are and clarify where you can build things on your property. This can also help you if there are trees along the property line that need to be dealt with by either you or your neighbor. 

Quiet title lawsuits may be necessary

There are instances in which nothing else is working so the property owner has to turn to a quiet title lawsuit to ask a judge to settle the property line dispute. This is often more time-consuming and expensive than other options but it can get the matter resolved. 

Property owners should take legal action to protect the boundaries of their real estate. This isn’t always easy, especially when you have a neighbor trying to argue with you about where these lines are located. Working with someone who can handle this type of litigation is beneficial so you can get it all handled as efficiently as possible.