When the exact location of a property line is unclear it can easily lead to a boundary dispute. Boundary dispute arise for a variety of reasons:
- The real estate in an older deed was not surveyed.
- Previous owner may not have known or cared where their boundaries were located.
- Markers and monuments mentioned in deeds may be long gone.
- Distances in older deeds may not be precise enough.
- Boundaries in some deeds might be described in terms that no longer make sense to the present owner.
Boundary location is not always an exact science, and occasionally the location of a boundary line, even if there is history of use, may be impossible to find without a survey. In Minnesota boundary disputes, the historic use of the land by the parties will determine the legal location of the boundary, which may result in the loss or gain of land to each of the parties. The issues in such disputes usually include the following:
- Where fence lines have been established.
- Encroachments of buildings or roads.
- What the land was used for in the past.
- Photographs of prior use.
- Agreements between previous owners.
- Subdivision issues (if a new boundary is established).
The Minnesota Boundary Dispute Attorneys of Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn are the advocates you need representing you in any type of boundary dispute.