When you’re looking to expand on your property, one thing that can come into play is the land boundary. You cannot extend your fences or other décor beyond your own property. If you do, then the neighboring party could file a complaint and property dispute case against you.

There are many reasons why property disputes happen, but the most obvious is because people aren’t sure where the boundaries are. Land isn’t marked with an obvious line, and what you think is the edge of your property may not be what your neighbor thinks the end of your property is.

What should you do if you are accused of placing something on a neighbor’s property?

To start with, look at the issue at hand and if it’s worth bringing in legal support. For example, if the neighboring business asks you not to have someone park on a parcel of land that they believe they own, it might be easier to mark it as a no-parking zone until you can verify that the land is yours. Similarly, if you’re accused of extending a patio or gazebo into another business’s property, you may want to see if you can prove that the land is yours or negotiate a way to continue using the land without any hard feelings. If you do find that you overstepped, you may be able to buy the land, resolving the conflict.

Your attorney can help you if you’re facing a dispute over a land boundary. A boundary dispute could disrupt your business, but it should be possible to get a survey to find the true boundary and to resolve any disputes easily.