How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Ask a Real Estate Lawyer

Tina
Tina, Lawyer
Category: General
Satisfied Customers: 5366
Experience:  17 years of legal experience including real estate law.
4460311
Type Your Real Estate Law Question Here...
characters left:
3 Real Estate Lawyers are Online Now

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises! Gary B. Edmond, OK
< Last | Next >
  • Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises! Gary B. Edmond, OK
  • My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer. Eric Redwood City, CA
  • I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight. Michael Wichita, KS
  • PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent. Three H. Houston, TX
  • Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!! Elaine Atlanta, GA
  • It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem. Tony Apopka, FL
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
 
 
 

Questions about Boundary Disputes Law

When you own residential property, boundary disputes can often arise. There may be problems if you haven’t surveyed your land properly or cannot locate the results of the survey and use it as proof to fight encroachment.

Listed below are a few questions on boundary dispute related issues.

I have property which has been fenced for over 50 years in the Desoto Parish in Louisiana. I have a boundary dispute now with an outside entity that has encroached upon it based on the property description on file. What can I do?

If the property you own has been fenced for over 50 years and you are living on the property, then you should be able to file an action to “quiet title” and thereby gain possession of it. The Louisiana laws state that the requirement to do this is 10 years with a faulty title or 30 years to claim ownership (Louisiana CC §3474, 3469).

My property was surveyed back in 1965 and I now have a boundary dispute over it. Last month, my neighbors got their property surveyed and shortened my property by 18 inches. Another neighbor, whose property was not surveyed, is placing boundary markers on my property. What can I do?

You could try and resolve this by negotiating with the parties. If this doesn’t work, you could try mediation wherein an independent person can try to bring about a settlement among all the parties concerned.

If the two options above don’t work, then you could go to court. What often happens is that all parties get together, select an independent surveyor and agree to abide by the results of the survey. If the parties do not reach an agreement, the court can order an independent survey or reach a decision on the boundaries on its own. However, resolving this amongst yourselves will save you a lot of money as land disputes can be expensive.

Finally, since you do have a survey that clearly depicts your property boundary, you can prevent your neighbor from placing markers as it would amount to trespassing.

I have a boundary dispute with my neighbor over a residential lot in Wyoming since we can’t find our property markers. He says the fence is sitting two feet into his property line and he wants to move it. Can I pursue a claim against him since the fence has been standing for 20 years? What are my options to fight this?

You have a claim to the property through adverse possession. According to an Expert on JustAnswer “Adverse possession is the taking of title to real estate by possessing it for a certain period of time. To claim title by adverse possession you must have actual possession of it that is open, notorious, exclusive, and adverse to the claims of other persons to the title.”

The duration of adverse possession in Wyoming is ten years, per Wyoming Code §1-3-103. You need to file a suit to “quiet title” and then you can gain title to the land once the judge feels that you meet the necessary adverse possession conditions.

My neighbour insists on mowing two feet of my property which she claims is hers. What can I do in a boundary dispute like this?

You could get a property survey done and get the property staked to reveal the exact boundary. You could then write a certified letter telling her not to step onto your property and threaten her with a trespass action. Finally, you could build a fence on your property boundary to keep her out.

Fighting a boundary dispute can be difficult if you do not have adequate information about the laws of the state and your rights as an owner of a property.

Ask a Real Estate Lawyer

Tina
Tina, Lawyer
Category: General
Satisfied Customers: 5366
Experience:  17 years of legal experience including real estate law.
4460311
Type Your Real Estate Law Question Here...
characters left:
3 Real Estate Lawyers are Online Now

How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Real Estate Lawyers are online & ready to help you now

Tina
Lawyer
Satisfied Customers: 4813
16 years of legal experience including real estate law.
Law Pro
Lawyer
Satisfied Customers: 6227
20 years extensive experience in real estate law, foreclosure, finance, and landlord tenant law.
Barrister
Lawyer
Satisfied Customers: 4966
13 years real estate, Realtor. Landlord 24+ years

Recent Boundary Dispute Questions

< Last | Next >
View More Real Estate Law Questions