Don’t let a boundary dispute stay unsettled

Aug 27, 2019 | Real Estate

Boundary disputes can sour your relationship with your neighbors. It may be surprising, but there are many situations where people are not sure of where the edges of their properties lie.

Confusion over boundaries leads to many disputes between neighbors, but it’s possible to resolve those disputes and move forward with help from a land survey and the guidance of your attorney.

Where can you find out about exact property boundaries?

If you need to find out your exact property boundary, it’s best to turn to a professional. Professional surveyors can read land surveys and tell you exactly where the boundaries lie based on past documents.

If you decide to hire a land surveyor, then they will come to your land and place markers along the boundary lines. If you and your neighbors can’t agree on the boundaries, doing this is a great way to make sure the boundaries are set based on research and not just hearsay.

There is always a possibility that a neighbor won’t agree with a land survey. If they don’t, a good suggestion is to have them have one performed as well. You can compare notes. With two surveys, it will be easier to see if there are discrepancies that need to be addressed. If not, then you’ll be certain of the land boundaries.

Land surveys can be expensive, but if you and your neighbor or neighbors can’t agree on the land boundaries, it’s time to take steps to resolve the problem. You may all agree to pay for the survey, or you may agree to have separate surveys conducted to find the boundaries of your property. If your neighbor still doesn’t agree, then it may be time to ask the court for help.

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