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How to solve a real estate boundary dispute

On Behalf of | May 18, 2022 | Real Estate |

It is not at all unusual for two homeowners in Wisconsin to have a disagreement about where the property line actually falls. If you find yourself in this situation, it is important to take action right away.

Try speaking to the neighbor

In many cases, simply talking to the neighbor can help to resolve the real estate issue. Be sure to be respectful and calm when you have this conversation. Also, ensure that you have your facts straight, and be willing to compromise. If speaking to the neighbor does not work, or if the issue is more complicated, you may need to take additional steps.

Hire a land surveyor

If you are still unable to come to an agreement with your neighbor, you may need to hire a land surveyor. A land surveyor will be able to determine the exact location of the property line. This can help to resolve the issue once and for all. Hiring a land surveyor can be expensive, but it may be worth the cost if it means being able to resolve the issue.

File a lawsuit

If you have tried everything else and you are still unable to resolve the issue, you may need to file a real estate lawsuit. This is usually a last resort, but it may be necessary in some cases. If you do decide to file a lawsuit, be sure to have all the necessary documentation. This will help to make your case stronger and increase the chances of a favorable outcome.

Remember that if the boundary dispute is causing you to feel threatened or harassed, you may need to get a restraining order. This can help to protect you from further harm. If you do decide to get a restraining order, be sure to document everything that has happened to help you strengthen your case.

No one wants to find themselves in a boundary dispute with their neighbor. However, if you do find yourself in this situation, it is important to take action right away. By following the steps above, you can hopefully resolve the issue without too much difficulty.