When it comes to property law, the potential outcome is all in the details. The specifics of the case will set the table for things to come, and it’s important to have the right information and proof to receive a favorable outcome.
If you have a neighbor giving you trouble regarding the property, you should consider contacting your lawyer just to be prepared. It’s possible they could move forward with legal action at any time, especially if you’ve built anything close to the property lines.
Using your attorney for these situations will leave you better prepared, and in these situations, it’s better to be safe than sorry. In this article, we’ll discuss why it’s important to have a lawyer for property line disputes.
Why Would Your Neighbor Take You to Court for Property Line Disputes?
There are several reasons your neighbor could take you to property court. Sometimes these situations may seem trivial – but normally, they’re well within their rights.
It’s not uncommon for these cases to be a headache more than anything, and often the reason for the court case is generally a waste of time. However, you still need to show up to prove your case.
Neighbors may take these cases to court for the following:
- If something you’ve built extends even a few inches over the property line
- If you have trees or other landscaping that extend over the property line
- If you’ve cut down a tree or a limb on their property, thinking it was yours
You might be asking how your lawyer can help with these situations.
Contact Your Attorney
Your attorney can help by documenting the situation in great detail. They will pair this documentation with property information obtained through the county that has detailed maps outlining the boundaries.
Additionally, your attorney will be well-versed in property law and what you can and can’t get away with, and how much legal ground your neighbor has to stand on.
Evidence and Documentation
Equipped with things like photos, detailed maps, as well as deeds, your lawyer will attend court and make a case for you. Whenever items like this are introduced professionally, it looks good on your part.
This is why it’s always critical to have a quality attorney who is well-prepared for the case. If the judge rules in your favor, you can potentially avoid paying fines and even losing small portions of your property to cover damage to the neighbor’s land. In the end, these court cases may be a headache, but they’re worth showing up to and proving your point if for nothing else, to keep a troublesome neighbor off your back. Contact the professionals at Bell & Shah Law, we can help you navigate the process of your home’s property line and what the steps are to take in the future.