Tips for Settling Land Disputes


| 3/27/2017 1:21:00 PM


Tags: Farm, farm land, properties lines, land disputes,

Megan WildIt can happen to the best of neighbors or even with an adjacent farm whose owner you’ve never met — a land dispute. You think a stand of trees is on your property. He believes it’s on his.

Land disputes can affect multiple actions. Perhaps your neighbor wants to plant on treed property you’ve thought for years was yours. He may even begin removing the trees! Neighbors may begin new construction on land they assume is theirs but actually belongs to the adjacent property.

Property disputes involve homes and yards, but don’t worry. There are many ways to settle land disputes. Most people are reasonable. In addition, there are ways to avoid or minimize the chances of a property dispute. Here are some tips for settling them.

Before a Dispute Arises

The best plan is to make sure you eliminate any circumstances that might lead to disputes later on. A few things to that may prevent future disputes include:

1. Have a Written Record of Your Property.

The easiest way to resolve a land dispute of any kind is to have a written record of your property. If it has been surveyed, the details of a surveyor’s map can be used. If has not been, the most prudent course is to have it surveyed before you buy. Determine ahead of time who should pay for it.




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