Title and boundary laws govern the ownership rights over a piece of property and its geographic limits or boundaries shared with another plot. However, title and boundary disputes do arise because others may take over parts of the property, with or without the owner's acquiescence. For example, if the fence between two adjacent properties is not exactly on the boundaries as defined in the deeds, then one of the owners is losing property and the other has gained it.
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Listed below are all such issues to be taken into consideration for ensuring a clear title and boundaries:
If you want information about a specific parcel of land, the best place to start is the County Clerk's office which will have all the property deeds, easements, valuations and transaction history. These land records are public documents and copies can be accessed online or in person. You have to make sure the seller has a clear title. A cloudy title would mean there will be liens or mortgages pending, which would have to be cleared or taken on by you in order to get possession.
If you grant permission to someone to use a part of your property, that would be an easement. But there may be a perspective easement, which grants the other party legal right to use that part of your land even without your express consent.
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Did you know?
The law of acquiescence takes precedence over boundaries specified in the deeds.
If both you and a neighbor accept a misplaced fence or perspective easement for a statutory period (usually 15 years), then it becomes legal as per title and boundary laws, regardless of what the deeds say.