Easement And Boundary Disputes

Boundary and easement disputes can turn property ownership into a legal nightmare. If you are involved in such a dispute, the lawyers at Stone-Siegel Law Firm in Santa Cruz, California, have the experience and knowledge to reach an effective resolution before both costs and emotions soar out of control.

Some real estate boundary and easements disputes cannot be resolved through a property survey because the records are unclear or there are discrepancies. Other disputes result from adverse possession (when a neighbor has used a portion of property for years) or instances where a previous property owner did not raise an objection to an issue.

A number of disputes revolve around encroachment issues, such as when a neighbor puts up a structure that intrudes on your property. If you agree to allow such an encroachment, it is a good idea to establish a written agreement in order to prevent a claim of adverse possession later.

We represent clients who face a number of real estate property dispute concerns, including:

  • Prescriptive rights
  • Easements
  • Trespassing
  • Encroachment
  • Right of way
  • Boundary or property line disputes

Understand Your Rights Regarding Easements And Boundaries

An easement is defined as a right of use in another person's land. An example is when one property owner has to use another property owner's land to access his or her own property. Easements can impact all types of real estate transactions and result in legal disputes.

Many boundary and easement disputes can be resolved with well-structured agreements. It is important to not let the dispute linger, relying instead on the counsel of an experienced real estate attorney who understands boundary and easement laws.

If you face a boundary or easement issue, contact the experienced Santa Cruz real estate litigation attorneys at Stone-Siegel Law Firm. We have been helping clients throughout Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties resolve real estate matters since 1969.