If the property you purchase or sell in Florida borders another person’s residence, it is always wise to make sure you clearly understand any local ordinances or state laws that may pertain to property borders. For instance, if there is a fence on or very near the property line that separates your property from your neighbor’s, you’ll want to be well-informed regarding financial responsibilities regarding boundary lines. Any number of issues can spark real estate disputes that put a damper on your relationship with your neighbors.
It is often possible to resolve disagreements regarding fences, trees or other boundary line issues by bringing all involved parties together to negotiate a fair and agreeable outcome. Whether a specific issue seems rather simple or is more complex, it is helpful to ask someone who is well-versed in real estate law to lend support in negotiations. While most property owners would rather settle such legal issues out of court, it is not always possible, especially if the other party involved refuses to cooperate or compromise to achieve a fair solution.
In such cases, litigation may be necessary. By asking a court to intervene, the parties involved agree to adhere to the terms of the court’s orders. If a property owner believes a ruling is unfair or that his or her rights have been violated, he or she may be able to file an appeal.
Determining a best course of action regarding Florida real estate disputes can be challenging. This is why, rather than trying to go it alone, most property owners rely on experienced real estate law attorneys to represent them. If you are currently concerned about a specific real estate matter, you can request a consultation with Cuevas, Garcia & Torres, P.A., an experienced legal team committed to providing clients strong support in all aspects of real estate law.