Boundary disputes are complicated and there is no question about that, but by taking a step back to look at your options you will be much better informed to make a better decision about how to deal with them. Here is some more information about boundary disputes and what options there are for resolving them.
What are they?
These occur when neighbouring properties have an issue regarding things that may impact the other person’s rights when it comes to things like fences, boundaries, walls, rivers, streams and many other things. These can cause tension between neighbours and it is not always easy to know who is right in any given situation. There are many situations that can arise and this makes issues like these very complicated and often difficult to resolve amongst the concerned parties.
One of the biggest problems with boundary issues is that it can have a huge impact on the value of your property, after all it should be clear what land belongs to you and what belongs to someone else. These issues generally arise through mistakes in sectioning of land and also the movement of physical objects over time. Picture a river that starts to divert its course due to erosion, it would not be clear who clearly owns the land as the river has impacted and changed the layout of the land on a boundary. This river could contribute a lot to the value of a given property. There are so many situations that can arise, but this tends to be the most common and creates a situation that needs to be resolved as quickly and as easily as possible.
When it comes to solving boundary disputes a good way is to go through mediation with solicitors, because it tends to be the quickest and easiest way. This should of course be attempted first before any formal legal proceedings are taken up, but these may be necessary if the issues cannot be resolved in a civil and timely manner with the other parties involved. Formal legal disputes should be avoided, but are sometimes necessary in effecting the changes necessary to get a concrete resolution for both parties.