Property Line Dispute Tips and Easements

Property Line Dispute Tips and Easements

May 17, 2019

If you own land or property, you may at some time encounter a need to determine your exact property lines in Guadalupe Country, TX. You may be unsure about the legal status of your part of the property, or want to avoid accidentally expanding past your lot line. It’s best to consult a professional when it comes to the legal ramifications of property lines, but you can use the following as a guide for what to keep in mind when approaching easements or property lines in Guadalupe County, TX.

Research current easements for your property

If you own your land, it likely has easements already. You can find the current easements by searching through county records. Typically, you can get by with an express easement, which is a written document recorded in county land records. However, to get the full understanding of what easements are or are not on your property, you’ll need to obtain a title report. You may want to access your county’s land records to find out what applies to your property.

Request a survey

You may find that the easement you were able to obtain was inconclusive or unclear based on your title search. If this is the case, you’ll want to have a survey conducted on your property. The survey will be able to clearly and conclusively state the boundaries of your property. That way, you’ll be able to know for sure what you legally own and what you don’t. The survey will also help in that it can provide you with a plan that outlines your property’s boundaries. Plus, you’ll have any existing express easements as well.

Surveying is a critical step in handling any sort of property dispute. Bettersworth & Associates, Inc. is here to provide you with all-encompassing land surveying services and make sure you’re getting off on the right foot and proceeding without setbacks.

Be specific in terms of the easements

It’s important to be very specific in the rights the easement is granting, and avoid generalities. Specific terms and a clear plan will establish conclusive rights in the chain of title. Any ambiguities will lead to further disputes or issues in the future. The party granting the easement will want to clearly communicate the rights they are granting, while the party establishing the easement will want a clear plan that establishes their rights in the chain of title.

If you are in the midst of needing to determine property lines in Guadalupe County, TX, Bettersworth & Associates, Inc. is here to help. Our award-winning land planners have gained quite a reputation over the years. We help clients improve the value of their land resources through creative and responsive advocacy. Our proficiencies include civil engineering, land surveying, land planning, commercial development, engineering, street sewers, drainage, site consultation, subdivisions, and residential, commercial and industrial planning. We provide land surveys, topographic surveys, utility easements, boundary surveys, site engineering, property lines, estate surveys, and subdivision surveys. Our resourceful team will help you establish clarity in your property dispute and further your mission while improving the community. Contact us today!

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