Dealing with disputes regarding property boundaries

On Behalf of | Nov 11, 2020 | Residential Real Estate

If you are the owner of a home, it likely took you years of hard work and commitment to lead you to become a proud homeowner. Therefore, you’ll want to do everything you can to maintain the value of your home, and make sure that it is not compromised in any way.

The boundaries of your property can affect the value significantly and could impact construction possibilities or landscaping projects. Therefore, if you have become involved in a dispute with your neighbor regarding where your property boundaries begin and end, it is important that you take action to stand your ground and assert your rights. The following is an overview of what to consider when engaging in a property boundary dispute.

Make sure your survey is interpreted correctly

Land surveys can be extremely complicated, and although you thought that you understood the land survey that you got with the purchase of your home, you may be missing something. Your land survey may contradict the one that your neighbor has, so try to be amicable and keep an open mind.

Get an updated land survey executed

When in doubt, hire a professional and have an updated land survey executed. This should help you to clear up any misunderstandings or highlight any issues that need to be explored further.

Make an agreement with your neighbor

In an ideal situation, you’ll be able to be amicable with your neighbor and agree on a solution. It is possible to simply come to an agreement and have that agreement put in writing, however, you should ensure that it is executed properly.

Consider legal action

If you are in doubt about your rights or think that your neighbor is trying to take advantage of you, it’s always best to understand how the law applies to your situation.

Make sure that you maintain the value of your property by fully understanding your property boundary lines and asserting your legal rights.