Representing Clients Through Boundary Disputes

No matter the complexity of your real estate transaction or how long you have owned property, a boundary dispute can be fairly common. Border disagreements or boundary disputes can result from numerous issues, including flawed deeds, unmarked boundary lines, unwritten title transfer or from previous owners who did not raise any objection to a property infringement.

Since 1996, The Smith Firm, PC, has provided personalized service and exemplary representation to clients in West Linn and communities throughout Oregon. When facing serious real estate litigation, it is crucial that you take the steps necessary to protect yourself.

While boundary disputes can cover a wide range of legal situations, there are typically two main categories.

  • Adverse possession: This dispute centers on the actual ownership of the property. You might have heard the phrase "squatter's rights." An individual who resides on your property for an extended period of time might legally be allowed to claim ownership if certain conditions are met. For example, as the property owner, you must be able to prove that the trespasser had ill intentions or knew that the property didn't belong to them when they occupied it.
  • Prescriptive easement: This dispute centers on an individual's right to use aspects or elements of the property. In arguing for a nonpossessory right to a specific use or activity, an individual might fight for a right to use a road that runs on another person's property.

These matters can quickly become legally complex. It is crucial that you have an experienced attorney fighting to protect your best interests.

Contact An Experienced Real Estate And Boundary Dispute Lawyer

For questions regarding boundary disputes and other real estate litigation matters, we encourage you to call The Smith Firm at 503-342-2623 or complete our online contact form. We are available for evening and weekend appointments. We have offices in West Linn and Portland to serve you.