Boundary Line Dispute Agreements

By LUKE O’BANNAN, Legal Intern

Washington State law allows for straightforward resolution of boundary disputes between neighbors. See RCW 58.04.007. Disputes over boundary lines may arise when public records are ambiguous or a neighbor is claiming ownership by adverse possession. Although the law allows for these disputes to be decided in court, RCW 58.04.007 can be a handy tool for resolving a dispute without lengthy litigation.

To settle a boundary line dispute outside of court, the parties must execute an agreement which specifies the settled boundary line. The agreement must include all affected landowners and follow strict content requirements. Also, the agreement must conform to the legal requirements for a typical land conveyance.

Even a small land dispute can be a long and expensive process without the right tools and knowhow. A Spokane real estate attorney can assist you in drafting a boundary line dispute agreement to avoid costly litigation. The attorneys at Wolff, Hislop & Crockett are experienced at resolving boundary line disputes for clients in Spokane, Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake and beyond. Contact us today for a consultation.

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