Utah Laws and Boundary Line Disputes
In boundary line disputes in real estate law in Utah, there are a few different types. At LeBaron and Jensen, your Layton, Utah Attorney, we are ready to help you with the specifics in your boundary line dispute.
The first type of boundary line dispute is encroachment. When your neighbor constructs something that crosses your property line, like a fence, landscaping, shed, building or garage this is trespassing and against the law. Your neighbor may have done this accidentally and we encourage you to be civil in trying to solve the problem with your neighbor first. If you efforts to solve the problem with your neighbor are unsuccessful, call LeBaron & Jensen. Our real estate attorneys have expertise with encroachment laws and will create a strategy to help you move forward.
The second type of boundary line dispute is trees. Whomever property is owned where the trunk of the tree is growing, is responsible for the care of the tree. When branches are hanging over your property line, you are allowed to trim as you see fit, just make sure to not kill the tree. If the trunk is on your property and the neighbor’s property both parties are responsible for the care of the tree. If conflict arises between you and neighbor concerning a tree and it cannot be handled civilly, call LeBaron & Jensen!
Another type of bound line dispute is adverse possession. This dispute happens if someone has payed taxes and acted that ownership of property belongs to them for 7 years. They legally have become the property owner. There are various actions one person has to take to “act” as though they are the owner of the property and differs from case to case. LeBaron & Jensen have the qualifications to help you with the specifics. It is important to know that a tenant will never win a claim like this.
If a boundary line dispute is happening with you and one of your neighbors, whether it be easements or acquiescence or a type listed above, give LeBaron & Jensen a call. We will help with the specifics of your case.