The importance of properly resolving a boundary dispute

On Behalf of | Oct 19, 2018 | Firm News |

As a Florida property owner, you want to ensure issues and disputes with your neighbors do not lead to unnecessary legal and financial complications. In many cases, disagreements with neighboring property owners begin with confusion over property lines. What can start as a simple disagreement can eventually lead to complex issues that require legal intervention to resolve. 

If you are facing a boundary dispute, it is beneficial for you to seek to address it properly. These types of disagreements may seem only like an inconvenience, but in reality, they can lead to financial loss and other problems. Boundary disputes can be complex and costly issues, and you would be wise to take this situation seriously.

Ways to settle these types of problems 

Boundary issues may not seem like a big deal until you want to build a pool in your backyard or your neighbor erects a shed that may be on your property. It is always beneficial to know where your property begins and where your neighbor’s ends. Whether you are currently dealing with a dispute or you want to avoid future problems, you can do any of the following to clearly establish where property boundaries are, once and for all:

  • One of the simplest ways that neighbors can come to a resolution on boundary lines is to work on an agreement out of court. Even if the two parties disagree, it may be possible to come to a mutually beneficial solution that negates the need for further legal action.
  • Whether it is part of developing an out-of-court agreement or you want to do your due diligence before taking legal action, it may be necessary to have a new property survey done. This may be beneficial if it has been a long time since the last survey.
  • Finally, if all other means fail, you may need to resort to a quiet title lawsuit. This petitions a judge to make a final decision regarding where property lines are.

Before you move forward in pursuit of a beneficial outcome to your boundary dispute, it may be helpful to learn as much as you can about your property rights, along with how you can protect them. One of the easiest ways to do this is to reach out for an explanation of your options and complete evaluation of your case.

Property rights and laws can be complex legal concerns, and you may find great benefit in seeking the counsel of an attorney experienced in these matters.

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