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What can you do about a boundary dispute?

On Behalf of | Nov 22, 2021 | Real Estate Litigation, Residential Real Estate |

Often, your home is the place that you look forward to returning to after a hard day’s work. Additionally, it may be somewhere that you enjoy social gatherings with close friends and family members.

Unfortunately, disputes over boundaries can disrupt your ability to enjoy a residential setting. Boundary disputes come in several forms and are a common source of litigation. Nevertheless, there are some effective ways to resolve boundary disputes before they go too far.

What exactly is a boundary dispute?

Essentially, a boundary dispute occurs when a neighbor has encroached onto property that is believed to be yours. It is vital to have a firm understanding of exactly which property is yours as well as how long the suspected infringement has been going on. Often, surveyors are able to create detailed reports that can outline these facts for you.

How can boundary disputes be resolved?

Usually, the sooner the issue is addressed, the better the outcome. The first step may be to approach your neighbor in the hopes of reaching an amicable agreement. There may be documents you can show them that clear up the disagreement. For example, you might have surveys, insurance papers, and maps that clarify details about your property ownership.

Unfortunately, a reasonable conversation is sometimes not enough to settle the matters at hand. If this is the case, there are mediators who tackle such issues every day. They might be able to offer an objective insight that your neighbor will respect.

Protect your legal interests

At times, disputes over real estate can only be settled through litigation. If this applies to your case, it is vital to know that you have legal rights as a property owner in Florida.