Boundary and Land Disputes
How Munger • Denker • Ruiz • Barbour Can Help
The first step in any dispute with a neighbor is to remember that you most likely will continue living next to that neighbor. At Munger • Denker • Ruiz • Barbour, we are sensitive to the long-term needs and concerns of our clients, and we take care to resolve boundary issues fairly and justly, without litigation, if at all possible. But if the dispute progresses to litigation, our attorneys will use their extensive experience with real-estate litigation to resolve the issue in court.
- Continuing Trespass/Ejectment. In this type of claim, the property owner requests that a judge rule that the neighboring property owner is trespassing. The judge may order that the neighbor remove himself as well as any of his possessions from the property. If the trespassing neighbor caused a reduction in the value of your property, he might also be ordered to pay monetary damages.
- Declaratory Judgment/Quiet Title. In this type of case, the property owner asks the judge to declare who owns what parts of the properties in dispute, and where the boundaries are. The neighboring property owner can be ordered to pay both parties’ attorneys’ fees and costs if he is found to have been in the wrong.
If you are facing a land or property dispute with a neighbor and need an attorney experienced in the law of real estate, contact Munger • Denker • Ruiz • Barbour.