Property disputes happen when two parties have a quarrel over real property issues. Real property refers to any property attached to the land. Included in real property are single-family homes, apartments, condominiums, roads, canals, and ponds. The usual parties involved in property disputes include landlords and tenants, government agencies, neighbors, homeowners associations, property visitors, and family members. Landlord and tenants, government agencies, neighbors, homeowners associations, property visitors, and family members are usually the parties involved in property disputes.
Each year, there are many property disputes being filed in courts. Sometimes property disputes are resolved by paying damages to cover the losses of the complainant. Another way property disputes are settled is by ordering a party to remedy the damages that he has done or to stop a party from doing what is not good for the other part.
Disputes happen for several reasons. The common property disputes include the following.
It is usual for neighbors to fight over the property line existing between them.
A neighbor putting up a spite fence so that he can block the view of the other. Or, he can build structures like fences, bushes, hedges, or rows of trees which he does to make his neighbor annoyed.
When a rental property needs repair or has damages, there can be a dispute arising between the landlord and the tenant as to who should pay for these repairs.
When it comes to property foreclosures, the dispute is between the mortgage lender and the creditor as to who can foreclose the property and who will receive the proceeds of the sale of the foreclosed property.
Another type of property dispute can occur between a homeowner and a real estate developer when it comes to the responsibility for home repairs on new construction.
When it comes to utility easement, homeowners usually have disputes with government agencies.
Injury in a property can sometime be a cause of dispute between the injured individual and the insurance company as to who is responsible for the injury.
There can be disputes over who the legal owner of a certain property is.
Zoning laws can also be used in disputes when property usage can be disputed as not according to law.
Property dispute can cause irregularity in a title. The causes of such irregularity are the following.
If there were errors when property transactions were being recorded.
A forged deed of sale can have a property transaction be fraudulently recorded.
A title can only be released if the liens on the property are cleared.
When one searches for a title, there irregularities are discovered. This greatly hinders a homeowner from selling or refinancing his home. To resolve such a dispute, you can initiate an action to quiet title or a quitclaim deed. Click here to find more information.
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