If there is any legal quarrel over real property, then it refers to a property dispute. If there is any property attached to a land, then that is real property. These include single-family homes, apartments, condominiums, roads, canals, and ponds. Property disputes can involve different parties which can include landlords and tenants, government agencies, neighbors, homeowners associations, property visitors, and family members. Landlord and tenants, government agencies, neighbors, homeowners associations, property visitors, and family members are usually the parties involved in property disputes.
Courts received a lot of property disputes each year. In a lot of cases, the solutions to these disputes include awarding damages to cover the plaintiff’s losses. It can also be an injunction order when one party is asked to remedy a defect in the property or preventing a party from doing something on his property like building a fence to spite him.
Disputes happen for several reasons. The common property disputes include the following.
Property lines between neighbors are usually the cause of dispute between them.
A neighbor wanting to block the view of the other home can put a spite fence in front of their windows. Or, he can build structures like fences, bushes, hedges, or rows of trees which he does to make his neighbor annoyed.
When renting a property, you can have a dispute with the landlord on who should pay for repairs or damages in the property.
The dispute between mortgage lenders and creditors has something to do with who can foreclose properties of who gets the proceeds of a sold foreclosed property.
A real estate developer and a homeowner can dispute over who is responsible for repairs on new home constructions.
If a government agency was granted utility easement, homeowners will file property dispute against them.
Injury in a property can sometime be a cause of dispute between the injured individual and the insurance company as to who is responsible for the injury.
There can be disputes over who the legal owner of a certain property is.
There are can be dispute on whether a property is being used according to zoning.
When there is property dispute, it can put an irregularity in its title. The causes of such irregularity are the following.
Erroneous recording of property transaction.
The property transaction could also have been fraudulently recorded with the use of a deed that was forged.
A title can only be released if the liens on the property are cleared.
Irregularities are usually discovered when one is searching for a title. Selling or refinancing a property cannot be possible with an irregular title. This dispute can be resolved by initiating an action to quiet title or a quitclaim deed.
Resolving property disputes can best be done with the help of a lawyer. No property dispute can be resolved apart from the help of a lawyer.