Boundary Disputes - A Surveyor's Perspective
As long as humans have existed on earth, there have been territorial disputes, whether on a local basis between individuals or on a larger scale between tribes, nations, and empires. While our focus will be on the more local variants, we should start with some background in the basis of claims to real property, defining some of the terms that recur throughout discussions of each party’s claim to use or own land. Surveyors often find there is more than one opinion as to the location of interests and boundary lines between adjoiners. This course addresses such disagreements and some of their legally prescribed resolutions, including adverse possession, quiet title actions, estoppel, boundary line commissions, and boundary line agreements.