Owning property is a deep source of pride for many of us in Iowa. Our property is more than an asset—it is a meaningful part of our identities. Your grandparents might have initially owned your property, making it a physical symbol of your family history. Maybe your real estate represents the years of hard work it took to save up enough for a purchase. In any case, you probably want other people to respect property that lawfully belongs to you. Unfortunately, quite a few boundary dispute issues arise in Iowa every year when real estate owners disagree about the nature of the line between their properties.
If you are embroiled in a boundary dispute, you may feel like your neighbor is trying to take advantage of you. Alternatively, you might want to solve the disagreement with minimal conflict. A real estate attorney can help you reach the desired outcome of your boundary dispute whether your neighbor is a close friend or a total stranger. At Arenson Law Group, PC, our experienced legal team has not only mastered the laws that govern boundary disputes. We also understand that these disagreements involve people, so we want to help you resolve the argument quickly and without fuss.
What is a Boundary Dispute?
Boundary disputes can involve quite a few disagreements concerning the general edge of your property line. For example, you might get into a disagreement with your neighbor if:
- The upkeep of a fence separating your property is in question
- Your neighbor accuses you of damaging something on their property
- Your neighbor cuts down or damages a tree on the border of your property
- You and your neighbor disagree about precisely where your property boundary is
- Your neighbor claims that they can use land technically on your property
Boundary disputes can even involve arguing about old drafts of property lines taken years ago by a surveyor. Many people attempt to handle all sorts of boundary disputes without the aide of a lawyer. However, even if you want to try to negotiate with your neighbor outside of court, you should still consult with a relevant legal professional. It is important to protect your own rights even if you do not see yourself as the aggressor in a boundary dispute.
How We Can Help
If you are involved in any stage of a boundary dispute, our real estate attorneys can help you reach a fair, desirable solution. Call us today at (319) 363-8199. The real estate legal team at Arenson Law Group, PC is ready to protect the integrity of your property and safeguard your rights as an owner.
Written by James H. ArensonLast Updated : October 13, 2023