Boundary and Easement Dispute Attorney
Our firm has been providing legal representation in boundary and easement disputes for decades by our boundary and easement dispute attorney from Pioletti Pioletti & Nichols. These include disputes such as actions to quiet title and actions to recognize prescriptive easement. We provide both in-court representation as well as out-of-court negotiation and dispute resolution services.
Boundary disputes may arise in a variety of situations. For example, a landowner may be building a fence or other improvement on land the adjacent landowner claims is his. This type of dispute is called an encroachment. If the objecting landowner does not immediately notify the other landowner, he may end up losing that piece of property even if he was correct.
Easements are the legal right to use a piece of property. Easements can arise from a variety of circumstances. For example, utility companies generally have easements to run pipes or wires across a landowner’s property. Easements “run with the land” and are not extinguished by a transfer of the property from one owner to another.
Our firm has experience handling boundary and easement disputes in the most cost-effective and efficient manner.
Boundary and Easement Dispute Attorney in Illinois
While almost everyone wishes they could get along with their neighbors, this is not always possible to do. One of the most common things that may come up between neighbors is a boundary dispute. Being caught in the middle of a boundary dispute can be stressful and it can leave you scratching your head as to where the line is drawn between your property and your neighbor’s. When this is the case, you should seek the help of a qualified boundary and easement dispute attorney. Not only do we specialize in this type of law, but we can go to battle for you and research your boundary problems.
How do boundary issues crop up?
A boundary and easement dispute attorney knows that there are several ways boundary issues can crop up. As noted above, it may be as harmless as your neighbor choosing to put up a fence and doing so over the property line. You or your neighbor may have the deed to your separate properties but one or both of those deeds may be inaccurate. There is also the “first come, first served” ideology, and if your neighbor moved in before you did and has their property on part of your land, they may have claimed it as their own because they think it is now owed to them. When there is a serious boundary dispute like this in question, it is time to call our Illinois boundary and easement dispute attorney now.
What can be done?
The first thing that your boundary and easement dispute attorney will do is make an assessment of the land in question. A professional will analyze both properties and determine whether you or your neighbor are encroaching on each other’s property. It is important to determine how long this has been going on, how much land has been taken, and whether there was ever permission to do so in the first place. Using a boundary and easement dispute attorney is very helpful because we are familiar with working with a licensed surveyor who can:
- Locate the boundary,
- Make an appraisal of the property, and
- Conduct a title search to locate the owner of the property.
Is it possible to solve this without going to court?
Absolutely, but most of the time this might depend on how much property there is and how much it costs. If the value is small, you and your neighbor may be able to come to a mutual agreement outside of court.
If, on the other hand, the land is yours and your neighbor chooses not to answer civilly, your boundary and easement dispute attorney will draft up a demand letter calling your neighbor to take action before going to court. From here, we can either work this out with your neighbor or go to court.
If you have concerns about boundary issues regarding your property, do not hesitate to contact a boundary and easement dispute attorney from Pioletti Pioletti & Nichols.