Michigan Boundary and Property Line Dispute Law
Boundary and property line disputes are quite common. The most common scenario: neighbors are friendly and generally get along. Time passes and memories fade. Eventually, property is sold to a new owner, and things change. Most of the time, it is the result of a newly commissioned survey (after the sale, not before). It turns out that the survey line does not accurately match up with the boundary line recognized by the neighboring property owners all those years. The new owner takes it upon himself to remove any and all obstacles in the way of the survey line, and sometimes erects a fence. Naturally, the long-time neighboring property owner is upset. If reasonable minds are at work, the dispute can be resolved among themselves, but if not, the situation ultimately ends up in court for a judge to decide the true and accurate boundary line.
Curtis, Curtis & Brelinski's real estate attorneys have handled boundary line disputes throughout Jackson County, Michigan. We regularly appear in Jackson County Circuit Court, which is where such a real estate issue would be filed. We work with local surveyors and other real estate professionals to prepare your case for the best possible chance for success. We will explore possible solutions to settle the dispute short of prolonged and costly litigation, and if successful, our lawyers will draft the appropriate documents so this type of dispute will not happen again. However, if the neighboring property owners cannot resolve their differences, we will prepare and take your case to trial.
Our property dispute lawyers have over 55 years of combined experience, and our law firm has been located in downtown Jackson, a short walk from the the Jackson County Courthouse, since 1901. Let us put our decades of experience and knowledge in real estate law to work for you and your property.
Common Causes of Action in Michigan Boundary and Property Line Dispute Cases
- Quiet Title
- Adverse Possession
- Prescriptive Easement
- Easement by Necessity
- Damage to Property (Statutory)
To set up an appointment to speak to one of our real estate attorneys, call (517) 787-9481, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or complete our online contact form. Based in Jackson, we serve property owners throughout southern Michigan.