Boundary Disputes

The physical extent of ownership of real property is defined by the boundary lines of that property and, despite the best efforts of realtors, lawyers and surveyors, it is not always easy to tell where one person’s property ends and another’s begins – leading to boundary disputes. This is particularly true where owners have constructed improvements such as fences on the wrong side of the legal boundaries, or have used someone else’s property as their own for an extended period of time. Boundary litigation is usually complex, requiring reconstruction of historical events and review of old surveys, often going back decades. Other forms of boundary disputes involve incorrect property descriptions and errors in surveying.