Finding yourself in the middle of an argument with your neighbor over a property line dispute can be tedious, expensive and cause irreparable damage to your relationship. Having said that, you shouldn’t have to just accept that they’re claiming the land to be theirs when you believe it not to be.
If you have a legitimate and provable reason for believing that a part of your property is being occupied by your neighbor, there are steps you can take to reclaim it.
Start By Gathering Evidence
In order to prove that the land is yours, you’ll have to be able to show evidence. Taking a look at your property deeds should demonstrate just exactly where your land starts and ends.
Deeds are required to have a legal description that gives precise measurements of the location and size of a property. It’s incredibly important as it’s relied upon by homeowners and insurers in determining the exact parcel of land owned. To fight a boundary dispute, you’ll need to be able to present this document.
Seek Legal Help
If your neighbor doesn’t accept what you’re showing them on the property deeds, legal action may be the next appropriate step to regaining your land.
While this can result in litigation there are also other options available such as reaching a settlement between parties. A legal professional will review all your evidence and advise you on what the next steps should be for you and your matter.
Boundary disputes can be very difficult and emotive, especially when you previously had a good relationship with your neighbor. Litigation is not always easy but may sometimes be the only way to come to a resolution.