We all hope to have neighbors that we get along with swimmingly. However, fairly often people experience issues with their neighbors regarding property lines. These issues are normally brought to the surface when one neighbor is installing something new in their yard like a fence or vegetable garden, or conversely when damage occurs around the property line and a decision must be made regarding who is responsible for the repairs.
When you share a property line, it is very important that you set definite boundaries so that your neighbor cannot encroach on your yard and gain the right to it through the laws of adverse possession. In order to know where these boundaries should be, you should not only look at your home’s deed but also the deed of your neighbor’s home so that you know there are no overlapping areas of your properties.
Handling these sorts of problems on your own is often possible. However, there are some cases in which neither party will budge and a compromise cannot be made. If there still seems to be some disagreement between you and your neighbor regarding your property lines after you have discussed it, you may want to seek the counsel of an experienced real estate lawyer to look more closely at the situation. Pavithran Law Office specializes in property line disputes and can help you and your neighbor resolve the issue once and for all. If you need our help with an issue like this, please contact our office today and let us assist you.