Boundary Disputes

Nothing can disrupt the enjoyment of your home than a dispute with your neighbor. Not only are such disputes bothersome and frustrating, but a dispute can lower the resale value of your home.

The following are issues that typically arise in a boundary dispute situation:

  • Fences
  • Trees
  • Property Lines

Facts About Fences

Boundary fences are used to be able to define the boundaries of a particular property often times by both neighbors. However, even though boundary fences exist on private property, they are still subject to regulation by state and local ordinances concerning fence height, construction and maintenance.

Facts About Trees

Trees that exist on your property are your property and not your neighbor's property.

It is important to be able to provide documented information about the ownership of the tree and its place within the boundaries of a piece of property, in order to provide viable proof of ownership in the event of legal action.

If a tree is on a boundary or defines a boundary it is important for an agreement to be met between neighbors concerning the tree.

Facts About Boundaries

Surveyors can provide exact information about boundaries. Most surveying jobs cost anywhere from $500 to $2,000, or more, depending on the size and locatio of the property.

Agreements can be established between neighbors if paying a surveyor is not an option. This type of situation would entail signing a deed or a legal document.

If a neighbor begins to use your property it is important to speak up promptly otherwise it might affect the overall value of your property.

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