Easement & Boundary Dispute Attorneys Santa Cruz County
From our Scotts Valley law office, Dawson, Passafuime, Bowden & Martinez represent clients in Santa Cruz County with easement and boundary disputes.
An easement is the right to use part of someone else’s property for a particular purpose. Easements may take the form of giving someone a right to travel over another person’s property or to give a utility company the right to erect power lines or bury gas pipelines on a person’s property. Easements can arise by agreement between the parties or by necessity due to limited access to the property.
Due to the nature of the land and the legal descriptions of real estate in Santa Cruz County, property surveys are notoriously inaccurate. This can lead disputes between neighbors over property boundaries. Furthermore, due to limited access to many properties within Santa Cruz County, easements are frequently recorded on properties. Easement granted pursuant to a shared well agreement are also quite common in Santa Cruz County.
The recording of an easement allows it to continues to exist even after the property is sold to a new owner. Due to the nature of easements, disputes over the existence of, scope of, or obligations under an easement can arise between neighbors.
The real estate lawyers at Dawson, Passafuime, Bowden & Martinez can help you resolve easement or boundary disputes out of court, which can save a lot of time and money. Additionally, if the dispute cannot be resolved outside of court, our attorneys can help you litigate the dispute to protect your property and your rights.