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Five Reasons to Have Your Property Surveyed
Post On May 15, 2015

Whether you are purchasing a home or have lived in your home for years, it is always recommended to obtain a Survey on your Property. The following are a few reasons for having a Survey completed: RIGHTS OF WAY AND EASEMENTS A Survey will determine whether any rights of way and/or easements are loca...

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I started building a house, neighbor is claiming we're building on their property, claiming adverse possession.
Asked in Seattle,  WA Oct. 12, 2013 ,  3 Answers

We built according to the property stakes placed by surveyors. I've been paying taxes on the "disputed land".They said they had a fence before we had purchased the property 9 years ago. Currently there isn't a fence or any sign of an old fence since I've owned it. Can they claim adverse possession? ...

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If an area was developed in1950 and there are enchroachments, how is it settled?
Asked in Columbus,  OH Sep. 09, 2013 ,  2 Answers

I have contracted a house in an older area and looked at the county maps. It appears one side is being enchroached on and the other side is enchroaching on the other neighbor. There are no boundary surveys recorded. Where the subject property is being enchroached on is a driveway. Where it is enchro...

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Does using property (private land) give you certain rights on that property?
Asked in Beaver Falls,  PA Sep. 07, 2013 ,  3 Answers

My father granted use of his land to someone without any signed agreement. The person hired a crew to harvest Hay, treat the soil for planting, remove some trees and do minor landscaping; all with my fathers permission. My father is not compensated, nor did he request compensation. He has also grant...

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SQUATTERS IN YOUR ABANDONED REAL ESTATE
Post On Aug. 03, 2013

I have read about people moving into empty homes and living there for months or longer until discovered – but I came upon it first-hand this past month. I was accompanying a real estate broker (I have a financial interest in this brokerage) for a view of a new listing the broker received. The home h...

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Mind Your Property Rights
Post On Jul. 19, 2012

Owners of Arizona real estate are often surprised to learn that an individual may be able to acquire title to land by utilizing that land openly, adversely and continuously for a statutory period. In fact, your favorite neighbor can, by occupying your land for a period of time, gain legal ownership ...

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