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California and Los Gatos Easement, Encroachment, and Boundary Dispute Property Lawyer

Helping Neighboring Property Owners Effectively and Efficiently Resolve Disputes

Getting to know your neighbors can be enjoyable for the entire neighborhood. That is until a boundary dispute arises between neighbors regarding their respective properties. While many neighbors can work it out on their own, disputes can persist and escalate, and it might be wise to consult with an experienced property law attorney in Los Gatos. Pratt & Associates, APC handles all types of legal disputes between neighbors in Los Gatos, like an easement, encroachment, and boundary disputes.

Disputes Regarding Easements - An easement gives a non-owner the right to use a designated part of someone else’s property in a designated manner. Easements can exist for shared driveways, landlocked properties, utility companies, and more. Sometimes, a neighbor may try to keep you from exercising your rights under a valid easement. A neighbor may also try to use your land without a valid easement. Disputes are common in both scenarios. Our property lawyers can solve easement disputes in Los Gatos and the Bay Area.

Encroachment - Encroachment is similar to trespass, as it involves someone entering your property without necessary authority. This can include the physical presence of your neighbor on your land, or neighbors who build fences, sheds, or other structures on your land. In either situation, you have the right to file for an injunction to stop the encroachment, as long as it has not been continuing for five years or more. This delicate situation can benefit from the help of an experience encroachment lawyer in Los Gatos.

Boundary disputes - Some people may build a fence or plant a tree on your land because they actually believe they own that area of the property. Many neighbors argue over the true boundary line between their properties, and it can be challenging to settle the matter. Boundary disputes often involve surveyors, consulting historical records or past surveys, identifying boundary monuments, and more. Our Los Gatos boundary dispute lawyers will work with you to solve these problems.

Consult with Our Easement, Encroachment, and Boundary Dispute Lawyers  in Los Gatos about Your Options

Do not let a land use dispute deteriorate the goodwill between you and your neighbors or the value of your land. At Pratt & Associates, our property lawyers in Los Gatos and the Bay Area can assert your property rights by using negotiation, ADR, or litigation when needed. Call 408.369.0800 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.


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“I have retained the legal services of attorney Patricia Wendleton of Pratt & Associates on various cases and types of matters. Although Pat is very aware of controlling legal costs, she has aggressively pursued my cases, making arguments to the opposing attorney to persuade him or her of the merits of my case. In other words, she balances the need to aggressively pursue my case and control the legal costs.”

Sherry K.

“Rosalia Tapia was able to very quickly review the situation and provide me with a thorough understanding of my rights as well as explain the risks to me. Since legal matters are never an easy situation, this provided me with the comfort level I needed. I would highly recommend Rosalia and am thankful to her - we enjoy our backyard every day and could not have done it without her!”

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