Property Line Agreements

Chris J. Coschignano, partner of the firm, and Nicholas J. Cappadora, partner at the law firm, published an article in the September 2016 issue of Nassau Lawyer entitled „Boundary Lines In Residential Real Estate Transactions: Practical Solutions for a Real Problem“. The article gives lawyers useful advice on how clients can resolve a dispute with a neighbor who brings additions or improvements that interfere with their client`s common property line and how their clients can protect themselves with a boundary line agreement. The article also explains the consequences when a customer does not deal with border line problems with a broken neighbour and how to deal with an uncooperative neighbour who refuses to sign a border line agreement. In a boundary line agreement, the penetrating neighbour agrees to acknowledge that he or she has erred in developing complements or improvements on the common land line with the client and agrees to waive any ownership rights as a result of these interventions. In addition, both parties generally agree to abandon invasive structures, but if they are demolished or destroyed, the structures must be rebuilt on the neighbouring side of the common property line. The agreement also offers the customer a clean, insurable title, which allows him to sell the house, even if the neighbour continues to move to the client`s property. Click here to read the article. If you and/or your neighbours still pay both mortgages on your property, you will probably need to consult a lawyer before entering into a lot line agreement. Your bank may prevent you from entering into such an agreement and, instead, you can insist that you license a surveyor to inspect the country. When a border measurement is carried out, there are occasional conflicts with respect to the position of a property line, or there is an intervention in improving a property line. In this case, adjacent owners can solve the problem by establishing an agreement on facilitation or the demarcation line.

A border line agreement allows neighbouring landowners to accept an alternative line as a common border. This line can be determined by the location of existing features (for example. B fence, wall, road, access or building) or by any other agreed location. The limitation agreement is prepared by a demeter that first describes the original dimensions of the two object properties, and then the new template. These documents are signed by both landowners and, once registered, permanently change the location of the boundary of the land concerned. As in most situations, the best option is to talk to your neighbour as soon as you notice the procedure. In many situations, the neighbour will have made a simple mistake in his design and will probably correct the error. However, if your neighbour does not want to work together, it is best to draw attention to the act that indicates the boundaries of the land, or even to call on a surveyor to go out and place new property lines. If the neighbor does not stop building on your property, immediately hire a lawyer and let a judge give a judge who forces your neighbors to stop building on your property until you can file a charge of transgression. Most people often find it too difficult to say exactly where their ownership limits are without hiring a professional to conduct a land survey.

If you decide to set up a licensed surveyor, he or she comes to your country and places brands that mark the boundaries of your land. A list of licensed surveyors near you can easily be found in your local phone book or on the Internet. It`s often best to call some of these companies, explain what you expect from them, and then hire the one you think is best for the job. If you have questions about border line agreements or other real estate issues, please contact an experienced lawyer at (914) 338-8050.