“Good fences make good neighbors” (Robert Frost – Mending Wall)…unless the fence is not on the property line, blocks an easement, is not maintained, or falls over in a storm. Many real estate disagreements occur between neighbors, and, unfortunately, they cannot all be easily resolved.
Our firm handles all types of real estate disputes, including easement rights; boundary questions; water rights; protections from flood risks, which may increase by changes to adjacent property; and quiet title actions among various claimants to particular ownership of property. Often, litigation concerns contract disputes, such as the operation and effect of purchase and sale agreements, option agreements, and leases. We attempt negotiation before a suit is filed and vindicate our client’s rights, if they cannot be protected by other means.
Sometimes the best advice to give a client or the appropriate request of an opponent is to observe the skepticism of Mr. Frost: “Before I built a wall I’d ask to know what I was walling in or walling out, and to whom I was like to give offence. Something there is that doesn’t love a wall, that wants it down!”