Boundary Disputes

Boundary Disputes in Sarasota, Florida

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If neighbors don’t agree over where property lines actually begin and end, trouble can quickly brew into an official boundary dispute. Digging up old deeds, plats and surveys may only add to the confusion, as the documents may be unclear or outdated. Boundary disputes can also start when all parties agree on clear and defined property lines but do not agree on how to use the property, such as whether or not a shared fence on the properties should be replaced or improved. At the first signs of a boundary dispute, you should seek legal counsel from the Edwards Law Firm, PL. With a Board Certified Real Estate Expert Sheryl A. Edwards, you can be sure that you have one of the best in your corner.

What Issues Commonly Arise From Boundary Disputes?

Everyone wants their own little piece of land that they can call their own. Perhaps that is why boundary disputes can get so heated and are taken so seriously.

Some of the most common occurrences that may lead to boundary disputes include:

  • Trespassing - After the lines of property rights are brought into question, your neighbor simply standing on your driveway might constitute trespassing, especially if they refuse to move, thinking that part of the land belongs to them.
  • Improvements - A common source of boundary disputes, shared fences or walls separating properties may not be able to be improved or replaced without the consent of your neighbor, depending on who has true claim over it.
  • Landscaping - When a tree branch or a shrubbery begins to grow into your yard, you may be up against a boundary dispute. While it is your land, it is their tree, and you may need help figuring out who owns the tree and whose responsibility it is to maintain it.

Get Closure with a Real Estate Litigation Lawyer Today

Oftentimes, an argumentative neighbor may honestly think they have legal claim over the portion of your property being disputed. It is entirely possible that when they purchased their property, the deed or survey they were shown was prepared incorrectly or with a wrong or incomplete legal description. If this is the case, the matter will generally need to be resolved in court. If this happens, the expertise from Attorney Sheryl A. Edwards may be necessary to protect your property rights and seek a resolution to your dispute.

Please contact us today before your relationship with your neighbor becomes a rivalry.

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