Boundary Disputes and Property Line Disputes in Michigan
Boundary disputes, also known as property line disputes, regularly occur in Michigan when neighboring owners of residential or commercial real estate disagree with one another as to where one property ends and the other begins. It is crucial to resolve these disputes in a way that protects the rights of property owners while preserving the value and autonomy of the property and assuring the transferability of title to the property
At Galloway Collens, our real estate attorneys have extensive experience resolving property line and boundary disputes. We understand the complexities of these legal matters and can provide skilled guidance to help you preserve your rights and interests in your land. Our services include counseling property owners by:
Obtaining title searches, reviewing, and explaining documents in the chain of title;
Reviewing land surveys relative to boundaries, encumbrances and encroachments;
Interpreting deeds to determine ownership interests and the rights of non-owners;
Determining allowed property uses and interpretation of local zoning ordinances;
Identifying encroachments and developing strategies employing negotiation and litigation to resolve the issue; and
Drafting easements or explaining existing easements.
For disagreements that are particularly confrontational, it may be necessary to pursue a quiet title lawsuit to resolve the issues at the heart of the dispute. In the event that litigation, is required you can rely on our proven lawyers to fight for your legal and financial interests. Our real estate practice group can bring decades of real estate and litigation experience to your case; they have the skills, resources, and reputation necessary to succeed in the courtroom.
You Cannot Afford to Wait
Michigan law favors property owners that protect their rights and defend their boundaries. By not taking action to resolve your dispute, you lose the right to use your property and eventually may lose your property altogether. Allowing an adverse use to continue for fifteen years or more can result in them being able to make a legal claim to your property. Your best course of action is to discuss your situation with an experienced Michigan real estate attorney when you first become aware of someone else occupying or using your property.
Put an Experienced Michigan Real Estate Attorney on Your Side
We are here to help. You can rely on out attorneys to provide you with the guidance and representation you need to resolve your dispute effectively through negotiation or litigation. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.