What is a Boundary Line Dispute?

Posted by Edward C. IpFeb 15, 2022

Boundary line disputes often occur when neighboring property owners disagree on the extent of land they own, and whether or not one neighbor is encroaching on the other's property. However, there are many other circumstances that can lead to a boundary dispute, such as: 

  • Driveway Encroachment: one's driveway takes up some amount of land from the neighbor's property. The latter then proceeds to attempt to reclaim this space. 
  • Fence Border Dispute: an owner attempts to place a fence as the marker for the boundary, but the neighboring owner finds issue with the exact placement of the fence. 
  • Inaccurate Legal Descriptions: both neighboring property owners possess deeds to their properties with conflicting legal descriptions of the parcels in question. 

So, what can you do to remedy a boundary line dispute? Typically, the first step is to obtain a survey of the property with a licensed surveyor. Depending on what the surveyor's boundary analysis reveals, these issues can become very complex, and it may be necessary to acquire legal assistance from a knowledgeable real estate attorney. Luckily, The Law Offices of Edward Ip & Associates has many experienced attorneys who have dealt with a number of boundary line disputes! If you need help resolving your boundary line dispute, don't hesitate to call us at (626) 228-0638!  

**The information provided on this post does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice; rather, all information, content, and material on this post are for informational purposes only.**