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Diplomacy may help in boundary disputes

On Behalf of | Jun 23, 2020 | Uncategorized |

One of the worst things that you might have to deal with when you buy a new property is a boundary dispute with a neighbor. When you purchase a home, you should have full use of all your land. You also don’t want a neighbor erroneously deciding that you’re responsible for problems that aren’t really yours, like a tree that’s on their property or a boundary fence that’s in disrepair.

A neighbor who doesn’t respect the property lines can really make things miserable as you try to set up your new life. A property dispute can also come up if there is work that needs to be done in the area in question (such as trimming a tree that’s right on the property line). 

Dealing with property line disputes is something that can be fairly simple to handle. One mistake that you shouldn’t make is going to your neighbor with a bad attitude and demanding that they accept what you’re saying. In some cases, resolving the matter is as simple as having a surveyor come by to mark the property boundaries. Once this is done, there might not be any more questions about where the boundary falls. 

There might be instances in which there are still questions that remain. This might include a tree or another feature that straddles the property line. It might be necessary to take legal action if this occurs. This gives you and your neighbor a chance to state your sides and the court will determine the resolution. In some cases, you might be able to come up with a mutually agreeable solution through mediation or a similar method.