Seeking reasonable solutions to boundary disputes

On Behalf of | Sep 2, 2018 | Firm News

When there are disputes over property lines, it can have a significant impact on how you use your Georgia property. Boundary disputes can be difficult legal matters, but with help, it is possible to seek a reasonable solution to your concerns. It is beneficial to seek a resolution to this issue as quickly as possible.

If you and your neighbor cannot agree on the location of property lines, there are legal ways by which you can resolve this issue. This can allow you to move forward and use your property as you see fit. These complications can be stressful and lead to other problems, and it is in your interests to deal with it appropriately and quickly.

Legal ways to deal with boundary issues

You have a few options by which you can resolve boundary line disputes. It can be beneficial to start with the simplest option, which is to seek an agreement with your neighbor out of court. Sometimes an agreement is possible through negotiations and discussions with the other party. Other options include the following:

  • It may be effective to seek a new survey of the property. This may be a way to find out exactly where boundary lines lie.
  • In some cases, a quiet title lawsuit is appropriate. This allows a judge to review the situation and make a decision on boundary lines.
  • There may be situations in which adverse possession could apply. This is allows a non-owner to claim property.

Before you sign an agreement with your neighbor regarding boundary lines or move forward with a specific course of action, it may be helpful to seek a complete evaluation of your case. An experienced real estate attorney can serve as a useful and knowledgeable advocate as you pursue a resolution and the full protection of your property rights.

Help with real estate legal matters

Real estate law is complex, but you do not have to navigate these concerns on your own. As you realize there is an issue regarding your property and your neighbor’s property, it can be helpful to take immediate action to shield your interests.

Whether you want to put up a fence, build or simply want to know where your property begins and your neighbor’s ends, you may need to take action regarding your boundaries. In some cases, knowing where boundaries are can reduce the chance of future complications with neighboring property owners.