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Can you sell a property during a boundary dispute?

On Behalf of | Jan 3, 2022 | Real Estate Law |

If you own a property and are currently dealing with a boundary dispute, you may be concerned that you won’t be able to sell it. Legally, you can sell a property that has a boundary dispute, but you will need to disclose this information to the buyer. This may make it harder to get someone to agree to the purchase since they may not want to buy a home when a disagreement is ongoing.

The better option is typically to resolve the boundary dispute before you put the property on the market. Since boundary disputes are fairly common, you could talk to your neighbor about settling your dispute by having them pay for any land they encroached on or making an active decision to allow them to keep the boundary they’ve set to make your property more attractive to potential buyers.

If you need to know the exact boundary, a survey will help

If you do need to find out what the exact physical boundary is, you may want to get a survey done on the property. Once you have the results of that survey, you can talk to your neighbor again to determine what you want to do to resolve the problem. In a worst-case scenario, you may end up in court. If that’s a possibility, it may be better to handle that court date before bringing in a buyer.

Boundary disputes can be frustrating, but they are resolvable. If you want to sell your property, you can when the dispute is ongoing, but it’s better to find a way to resolve the problem first.