The last big area of contention amongst neighbors is property boundaries. The best way to know your property limits is to consult a surveyor. These measures are not without fault. You could rely on a surveyor, but they sometimes make mistakes.
If there is a dispute over property, there are several ways to figure out a discrepancy. First, you can check with government records. Their records may reflect a more accurate detail of true property boundaries. If you find a discrepancy in the boundaries, it may not matter.
In property law, there is a concept called, “adverse possession.” If another person used a piece of your property, they may own the property. The use of the property must meet statutory requirements. The non-owner must exclusively use the property for a statutory time requirement. The use must be open and without permission.
The law on adverse possession is complex. If you think you might be in adverse possession situation, contact us immediately.