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Ways people can protect themselves in a dispute over land

People pay a lot of money for property ownership in Arkansas and want to make sure that their neighbors observe their property lines so they can claim what is rightfully theirs. However, there are undoubtedly times when people disagree over where one property ends and the next one starts. In these situations where a land dispute arises, it is imperative that people understand how to protect themselves without compromising their integrity. 

How can I find a good surveyor?

Whether you want to avoid a turf battle with your Fayetteville neighbor or need to satisfy local land ordinances, finding a good surveyor can be your best bet to properly define the boundaries of your land. But if you have no experience with professional surveyors, you should make sure that you find the best person to take a survey of your land.

What are spite fences?

Generally, many homeowners in northwest Arkansas are not going to experience serious acrimony with their neighbors. Sometimes, however, two neighbors may come into heated conflict with each other. One of the property owners may even decide to inconvenience or annoy his fellow Arkansan by setting up a structure known as a “spite fence.”

How can I protect my property against trespassing?

Whether you own a small property on which your home sits or you own acres of land, it is your right to prevent others from coming onto your property without permission. In fact, if someone comes onto your property without getting permission from you, it is considered trespassing. To best prevent trespassing, the Arkansas Agriculture Department recommends following the posting law to help stop trespassers.

Do I have rights if my neighbor is hurting the sale of my home?

When someone buys a home in Arkansas, location is often a key consideration. Not only do people look at how close the neighborhood is to things like stores but also they check out the neighborhood itself, looking at the types of neighbors, how safe it is and other similar factors. Having a neighbor who does not take care of his or her property can take a toll when you are trying to sell because it sends a bad image of the neighborhood and could chase away potential buyers.

Does a person have a right to cross over your land?

Some Arkansas land owners may be confused if someone claims the right to cross over their land to get to a stream where they like to fish, or if a person wants to drive over the edge of their property to get to a parcel of land. Do people really have rights to use your land even though you own it? In some cases, the answer is yes. 

What rights do landlords have to rental properties?

Landlord and tenant disputes are not uncommon. They happen all the time in Arkansas for various reasons. Issues may arise when either party is in the wrong. The key to understanding your rights to possession of the property and other related matters lies in understanding landlord/tenant rights in the state.

What is adverse possession?

Perhaps you have heard of squatters' rights before. Maybe you thought they could not possibly be real. You would not be alone. Many people in Arkansas are not aware of something called adverse possession, which the Cornell Law School defines as a doctrine that allows someone who does not own property to gain valid rights to it.

Why should I get a land survey before buying a home?

There are many things you may have to do when buying a home in Arkansas. Some of these things are required by law, such as ensuring the home has a clean title and paying all associated taxes. Others are not required but are very much recommended to avoid future hassles. One of those is getting a land survey. According to Realtor.com, a land survey is a detailed description of the boundaries of a property. 

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