Don't Let A Boundary Dispute Go Unresolved
Sometimes, neighbors find themselves involved in a dispute regarding a
shared property line. In addition to determining where the actual property
line is, another potential problem is one party claiming it owns the other
party's land through
adverse possession. Adverse possession involves one party acquiring ownership of another
person's property by exercising the rights of ownership, i.e., occupying
the premises openly, notoriously and in a hostile manner for an uninterrupted
period of 10 years or more. These boundary line disputes often end in
Protecting Your Rights In An Adverse Possession Dispute
There are many defenses to an adverse possession claim. Unlike other less-experienced
attorneys, our lawyers are deeply familiar with these claims and will not be
learning on your case. At Vishnick McGovern Milizio LLP, we have handled many property
boundary line disputes and adverse possession claims. Please review our
adverse possession case results to learn more about our experience.
Unfortunately, the typical title survey is insufficient for establishing
the boundary line. In court, what is required is a more formal survey
method, sometimes referred to as a
bounds survey or a boundary line survey, which shows exactly where a party's
property begins and ends. As of July 2008, the law of adverse possession
across boundary lines has changed, with former Governor Patterson passing
a law dealing with boundary line disputes and claims of ownership across
boundary lines. One must be up on the law and have the necessary experience
to successfully pursue and defend these cases.
As a point of interest, Rockefeller Center is closed one day each year
to make certain that no person, trespasser or squatter can claim title
to the property through adverse possession. This one day will interrupt
the continued possession and defeat any such claim.
Put Our Experience In Your Corner
Our firm is dedicated to helping each client achieve the results he or
Contact one of our experienced boundary line dispute attorneys at Vishnick McGovern
Milizio LLP to discuss your real estate needs.