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How to resolve a boundary dispute

On Behalf of | Jan 17, 2022 | Real Estate Law

When you initially viewed your new home, the potential for an extension may have sealed the deal. Perhaps you want to erect a fence, to give yourself a bit more privacy? A dispute over the boundary of your property could put a halt to all of this.

Essentially, boundary disputes involve disagreements with a neighbor over where exactly your property legally begins and ends. Fortunately, there are ways to resolve such disputes and get your plans back on track.

Gather documented evidence

Often, boundary disputes result from simple confusion. By ensuring that you have the legal title close to hand, you could prevent matters from escalating. A watertight legal title means that your ownership of the property can be firmly established, meaning that arguments from those opposed to your plans fall flat.

A more gentle approach might work

Tempers tend to flare in disputes between neighbors, but this doesn’t really help anyone involved. By offering your side of the story, as well as listening to theirs, some common ground might be found. There are some occasions where more informal negotiations can achieve a more favorable outcome than immediately raising the threat of litigation.

You do have legal options

Sometimes, amicable conversations are simply not possible. It may be necessary to begin litigation so that your legal rights of ownership can be ascertained. Boundary disputes are often complex, but they are settled in the courtroom every day.

You should be able to enjoy your home without unreasonable interference. If you are caught up in a legal dispute, it may benefit you to explore your legal rights regarding real estate in Connecticut.