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Property owned since early 1990's has been surveyed aerially

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property owned since early 1990's has been surveyed aerially and neighbors have taken it over = this has caused us to lose from $42,000 value property to $19,000 value property
There is no house built on this property.
How can we go about getting our property back.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  CalAttorney2 replied 1 year ago.

Dear Customer,

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In short: hire a land surveyor (do not rely on aerial surveys), and then hire a real estate attorney (they can threaten, then, if necessary, sue for "quiet title" to reclaim your 'lost' property).

This is relatively simple and straight forward, it may cost you a little bit of money to do, but if you are losing 1/2 of the value of your property it is probably well worth your while to do so. I would recommend starting with hiring the attorney because they will put you in touch with a reputable land surveyor that they are comfortable with as an expert witness.

You can find local attorneys using the State and local Bar Association directories, or private directories such as;; or (I personally find to be the most user friendly).

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