How to Define Your Property
To know where your property begins, you must first understand what a property line is. A property line is the line on a county’s tax map that shows where individual units of land are separated from each other. These can be either simple to read or complex.
In suburban neighborhoods or rural areas, property lines can be difficult to define. Although the property line exists on the county’s tax map, there will likely be no such indication of where the property begins and ends when you are there in person. This can make it next to impossible to determine what you own and what you don’t just with the naked eye, especially if the area has seen significant changes to the landscape.
What to Do When a Dispute Happens
Generally, the first step for any legal issue should be to contact a good attorney. However, in the case of a property dispute, it might be a good idea to sit down with the other party and discuss the facts. Assuming both parties come to the meeting prepared with facts, legal documents, deeds and the like, land disputes can sometimes be resolved without getting lawyers involved so long as the tone is kept civil. But if that doesn’t work, then your next step should be to contact a skilled attorney.