A Comprehensive Guide to Resolving Disputes Over Boundaries, Easements and Encroachments
Disagreements over easements, encroachments and property lines are contentious, time-sensitive situations that require skilled attorneys. How comprehensive is your knowledge of the top boundary dispute resolution methods? When determining the validity of a claim, can you read surveys and legal descriptions with deftly accurate precision? If tensions escalate, can you strategically deploy prescriptive easements, quiet title actions and other tools of the trade to swiftly secure favorable outcomes for your clients? In this information-packed overview, you will not only receive a comprehensive knowledge of the inner workings of the top boundary dispute resolution mechanisms, but you will also gain valuable strategies on using the most appropriate methods that specific situations warrant. Gain a valuable edge in your next boundary dispute - register today!
- Perfect your knowledge of the top boundary dispute resolution methods, including prescriptive easements, quiet title actions and curative deeds.
- Hear a surveyor's perspective on resolving boundary disputes and obtain practical, hands-on survey and legal description deciphering skills.
- Confidently handle contentious property line issues, including encroaching fences, problem trees on property lines and more.
- Resolve thorny situations where property sellers fail to transfer necessary easements to buyers.
- Confidently determine the legality of unauthorized access roads running across one property to another.
- Ensure quiet title actions are handled in an ethically compliant manner.
- The Top Boundary Dispute Resolution Methods Explained: A Hands-On Guide to Their Mechanics and Procedures
9:00 - 10:00, Gregory E. Michael
- Prescriptive Easements, Boundary by Acquiescence and Adverse Possession
- Quiet Title Actions: Their Uses, Mechanics and More
- Reviewing Existing Contracts and Agreements
- Consulting Surveys and Legal Descriptions
- Curative Deeds (Quitclaim, Warranty) and Boundary Agreements: Uses, Drafting Considerations, etc.
- Title Insurance Endorsements During Real Estate Closings
- Alternate Dispute Resolution Methods and Litigation
- A Surveyor's Perspective on Analyzing Surveys and Legal Descriptions to Resolve Boundary Disputes
10:15 - 11:15, Henry Boyd
- The Key Elements of Surveys and Legal Descriptions: A Practical Refresher
- Ensuring Surveys and Legal Descriptions Align
- Different Survey Types: Which is Best for Boundary Disputes?
- Determining the True Locations of Boundaries, Monuments, Encroachments and Other Dispute-Causing Elements
- Examining Surveys and Legal Descriptions from Adjoining Properties for Conflicts: A Practical Exercise
- Using the Top Methods to Resolve Boundary Line and Encroachment Disputes
11:15 - 12:15, Jason A. Bielagus
- Ascertaining an Encroachment Exists
- Disputed Property Lines
- Misplaced or Lost Monuments and Boundary Markers
- Party Wall Disputes
- Fences and Retaining Walls
- Spite Fences
- Encroachments by Buildings and Other Structures
- Roof Overhangs
- Large Trees on Property Lines: Potential and Actual Damage, Pruning and Other Issues
- Using the Top Methods to Tackle Easement Disputes
1:15 - 2:15, Jason A. Bielagus
- Types of Easements Explained (Express, Necessity, Prescriptive, Implied etc.)
- Impeding Use of Easements
- Easement Maintenance Disputes
- Blocking Ingress and Egress
- Obstructing Views
- Failure to Transfer an Easement to a Successive Property Owner
- Trespass and Encroachment on Easements
- Considerations for Conservation Easements
- Continuous Trespass: Using Prescriptive Easements, Adverse Possession Rules and Other Top Methods to Resolve Disputes
2:30 - 3:30, Jason A. Bielagus
- Unauthorized Occupants of Dwellings and Other Structures
- Crops, Cattle and Other Unauthorized Agricultural Uses
- Continuous Recreational Trespass
- Unauthorized Access Roads Across Neighboring Properties
- Access Roads and Other Trespasses on Government Properties
- Dealing with Paper Streets
- Ethical Considerations
3:30 - 4:30, Michael J. Tierney
- Acting in Good Faith
- Following the Limitations Imposed by Statute and Common Law
- Truthfulness in Negotiations
- Dealing with Difficult Clients
- Calculating Attorneys' Fees
- Ethics in Quiet Title Actions