Boundary disputes are common issues that arise between neighbors who own adjacent properties. A boundary dispute occurs when there is uncertainty or disagreement about the location, ownership, or use of a piece of land. Boundary disputes can involve fences, walls, hedges, trees, buildings, driveways, easements, or any other physical feature that marks the separation of two properties. These disputes can be frustrating, costly, and time-consuming, which is why it is advisable to seek the help of a lawyer who has experience handling these disputes. Read on and contact the seasoned Florida real estate & title insurance attorneys at Ansbacher Law to learn more about how a lawyer from our firm can assist you with a boundary dispute.
How can a lawyer assist me with a boundary dispute?
A lawyer can help you with a boundary dispute in many ways, including the following:
- Reviewing your legal documents: A lawyer can examine your deed, plat map, property survey, title insurance policy, and any other relevant documents to determine your legal rights and obligations regarding your property and its boundaries. A lawyer can also advise you on how to obtain or update these documents if they are missing, outdated, or inaccurate.
- Negotiating with your neighbor: An attorney can act as a mediator between you and your neighbor to try to reach an amicable resolution that satisfies both parties and help you communicate effectively with your neighbor, exchange information and evidence, explore possible solutions, and draft a written agreement that reflects the terms of the settlement.
- Representing you in court: If negotiation fails or is not an option, a lawyer can represent you in court and advocate for your interests. An attorney can assist you in filing a lawsuit against your neighbor or defend yourself from a lawsuit filed by your neighbor.
- Protecting your rights: Your lawyer can help you prevent or stop any encroachment, trespassing, nuisance, or adverse possession by your neighbor, and, in some situations help you seek compensation for any damages caused by your neighbor’s actions.
The bottom line is that if you are involved in a boundary dispute with your neighbor, you need a lawyer who can effectively represent you and work towards a positive solution. Contact Ansbacher Law today so we can get started working on your case.