Real Estate & Property Disputes
Property dispute refers to a legal dispute involving real estate. Property dispute may seem relatively simple, but it covers a broad range of disputes involving various types of properties. The involved property can be anything from a home, vacant lot, deck, manufactured home, and condominium to a driveway among others.
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People Involved in a Property Dispute
Property disputes can involve anybody with an interest in real estate. Majority of property disputes involve the owner. However, they can also involve the:
- Landlords and tenants
- Homeowner associations
- Family members
- Government agencies
- Developers and builders
You should know that municipalities and cities can be part of a property dispute.
Common Types of Property Disputes
Property disputes can vary in their severity and can range from small to large. Common forms of property disputes include the following:
- Boundary disputes: This includes disagreements among different neighbors regarding the location of property line
- Landlord tenant dispute: This involves disputes over the person responsible for repairs or damages to a property. It may also involve issues regarding eviction from the property.
- Zoning issues: This is when the property is used for a different purpose than what it was zoned for. It involves knowledge regarding the zoning ordinances of the town and whether a variance needs to be applied from the town.
- Homeowner association: This brings forward questions of whether the HOA is responsible for upkeep and maintenance of certain elements of the neighborhood.
- Utility easements: Homeowners may not be able to determine the location of utility easements on their property
- Ownership disputes: This is regarding the rightful owner of a property
Property disputes generally involve boundary disputes. It is possible for certain types of property disputes to become complicated. This is particularly true in cases where there is a question regarding the true ownership of a property.
Need for a Property Dispute Attorney
There are certain situations where calling a qualified real estate attorney is important. This is particularly true when there is genuine issue with the title to the property or somebody is trying to claim ownership over your property. Property laws can greatly differ depending on the state you are located in. It can be helpful consulting with a local attorney that is knowledgeable and experienced in the ways of property laws in your area.
Real estate attorneys can walk you through the situation. They can research public records about the property and provide advice on the best way to move forward. They will also explain your particular situation and available legal options. Attorneys can represent you in court if required in some situations. They can work with you to clear clouds on title. They can also help clear liens present on the property.
Lawyers at the SBEMP law firm serve clients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Inland Empire, Orange County, Coachella Valley, Costa Mesa, San Diego, New Jersey, New York, and nearby locations for a range of legal practice areas.
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