Common Causes of Boundary Disputes
There are several reasons why boundary disputes arise between neighbors. Some of the most common causes include:
Unclear or Inaccurate Boundaries: This can happen when there is no clear or accurate description of the property lines, or when a survey hasn’t been performed.
Encroachments: An encroachment is when a neighbor’s structure, such as a fence or building, extends onto your property.
Maintenance Responsibilities: Disputes can arise over who is responsible for maintaining a shared fence or wall.
Adverse Possession: Adverse possession occurs when a neighbor uses a portion of your property without your permission for an extended period, and it becomes legally theirs.
How a Surveyor Can Help
When you’re dealing with a boundary dispute, a surveyor can help you in several ways. Here are some of the benefits of hiring a surveyor:
Accurate Boundary Determination: A surveyor can provide an accurate determination of where the boundary lines are located, which can help prevent disputes from arising in the future.
Legal Assistance: Surveyors can provide legal assistance in boundary disputes, including serving as expert witnesses in court.
Mediation: Surveyors can act as a neutral third party to mediate a resolution between neighbors.
Resolution: Surveyors can help resolve disputes by providing recommendations and solutions that are acceptable to both parties.
If you’re dealing with a boundary dispute, it’s essential to seek the assistance of a professional surveyor. At Faulkners, we have years of experience in boundary determination and dispute resolution. Contact us today for assistance in resolving your boundary dispute.