Aggressive, Effective Real Estate Litigators
As a property owner, you may think you know where the boundaries of your property lie. But in the eyes of the law, the true ownership of a piece of land may differ greatly from what the deed or the plat shows. The value of your property could be significantly affected by this fact.
At Chenoweth Law Group, P.C., we understand the value of real estate. We work diligently to protect the rights and interests of our clients in all types of real estate litigation, including boundary disputes and easement disputes.
Understanding Adverse Possession
The legal principle of adverse possession can resolve a boundary dispute. If an adjoining owner has used the property for a certain number of years, that owner may be able to claim possession of the property.
The outcome of a boundary dispute involving an adverse possession claim will depend on a number of factors such as:
- How long has the encroachment existed?
- Did the property owner whose land was encroached know of the situation?
- Did the property owner whose land was encroached ever complain of the encroachment or ask the encroaching party to stop?
- Who paid property taxes on the land?
Adverse possession is a complex area governed not only by legal statutes but also by extensive case law. Our Portland boundary dispute lawyers understand the complex aspects of adverse possession law and how to protect the rights and interests of property owners.
Preparing for Success
In some situations, our thorough case preparation methods and assertive negotiation techniques may enable us to reach an acceptable resolution of the matter without the need to go to trial. However, we always prepare each case with the expectation that we will go to trial. Whatever the particular circumstances of your case, Chenoweth Law Group, P.C., will be ready to assist you in reaching a solution.
Contact Our Boundary Dispute Attorneys
For a consultation about a boundary dispute or adverse possession claim, contact Chenoweth Law Group, P.C., online or call 503-446-6261 in Portland or 253-200-5991 in Tacoma.