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Resolve boundary disputes in an effective and beneficial manner

As a Massachusetts property owner, a boundary dispute is a direct threat to your interests. When there is conflict over the dividing line between two properties, it could be a necessity to take legal action to protect your property rights. While litigation is sometimes the best way to handle these matters, it may be possible to seek a peaceful solution out of court.

It may be helpful for you to understand the various ways that you can handle boundary disputes. With the appropriate legal guidance, you can pursue a solution to your legal concern in a way that protects your financial well-being. Before you make an agreement or move forward with another important decision that could affect your property interests, you may find it useful to seek a complete explanation of your legal options.

Options for resolving boundary disputes

Whether you are a commercial property owner or a residential property owner, you may find yourself in a fight with a neighbor over where your property ends and his or hers begins. When these types of complications arise, you may find the following to be possible solutions:

  • Get a survey of the land: In many cases, a survey is a requirement of a new property purchase. You may need to locate and refer to the latest survey, or you may need another one done.
  • File a quiet tile lawsuit: If a survey is not sufficient to resolve your dispute, it may be necessary to file a quiet title lawsuit. This motion allows a judge to resolve the boundary dispute.
  • Agreement between property owners: It is possible for two opposing parties to come to an agreement on property boundaries through negotiation. Putting up a fence or other barrier could prevent future disputes.

Boundary disputes are never easy. Even if you believe that you could come to a reasonable resolution to your current dispute, it is always beneficial to seek assistance to ensure that you are fully aware of your rights.

Navigating property rights issues

There are many reasons why a boundary dispute could arise. Perhaps an easement description is unclear, or the deed is not clear in where property lines lie. Regardless of why you are involved in this type of dispute, it is beneficial to seek guidance regarding a positive outcome to this situation.

Whether it is through due diligence in research on a title or representing your interests in a quiet title claim, you do not have to deal with these complex legal matters on your own.

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