A property line dispute is a disagreement over the accurate location of where one property ends and another begins. If you are in the midst of, or anticipate an oncoming property line dispute, we can help. The staff of Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn, PLLC, specializes in real estate law and we can help you find resolution to whatever kind of property line dispute you are experiencing. Charles Kallemeyn has more than twenty years of experience in real estate law and can help you resolve property line disputes.
Property line disputes can become complicated quickly, through no fault of your own. It may be that your dispute was caused by inaccurate surveying or no surveying at all. That is often the issue when older deeds are involved. Another common reason for a property line dispute involves incorrect recording of the property line because a previous holder of the deed was unclear as to the actual location of the property line. In other words, the property line might have been established using guesswork. But if that guesswork was recorded into official documentation, it can become a property line dispute for you.
Common Reasons for Property Line Disputes
Some of the more common property line disputes often include one or more of the following circumstances:
● The city, state or county in which you live might have built buildings or roads over part of your property. This is commonly referred to as ‘encroachment.’
● How the land in dispute has been used can help to resolve the dispute. Over time, property markers like stakes, small signs, and sometimes even rocks go missing and therefore provide unclear information about the original property line.
● Surveys. If they exist and are accurate, they can assist in clarifying the actual property line. Older surveys, however, may not be accurate enough to be helpful.
● If photographs exist of how the property has been used, disputes can be settled more easily. But there is no guarantee that such photos will exist of the disputed property. But this is a lesson for all property owners to photograph their properties in case of future disputes.
● If previous owners reached informal agreement on where to locate a property line, that line might have become permanent without being accurate.
Property Line Dispute Lawyer Anoka County, MN
Our legal team understands the wide range of ways property line disputes can come up, and we have the experience and expertise to help you reach resolution. Further, we try to make working with us as simple as possible. If you have a property line dispute, you can reach us quickly by calling 763-427-5131 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.