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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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