Adverse Possession Claims
Have you openly used a piece of property as your own? Adverse possession involves the open use of another’s property such that one can gain title to that property. If you have been exercising control and openly using a piece of property for a specific period of time, our adverse possession attorneys can evaluate your claim, and advise you of your rights. Additionally, if you’ve discovered another person or business has been using your property without your permission, it is imperative that you meet with our property dispute lawyers to protect your interests.
Property Line and Boundary Disputes
Do you know where your property line is located? Is your neighbor using a portion of your property as if it is their own? Property line disputes are common in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Abutting neighbors may, over time, become accustomed to treating a portion of their neighbor’s property as their own. Unfortunately, if this goes on for too long, issues of actual ownership may arise such that a property owner could lose that portion of his or her land. Our attorneys can help protect your property from encroaching neighbors and can ensure your property rights are unencumbered.
Easement and Access Disputes
Do you have to cross a neighbor’s property to get to your own? Is your property landlocked, or without street access? Proper access to property directly affects its value. Our attorneys can help you navigate the involved world of easements and access rights and can help resolve access issues to your property.
Occasionally, property disputes are substantial enough that joint ownership is no longer a viable option for landowners. In many instances, joint ownership of one piece of property prevents a party from acquiring additional property. Also, joint ownership of property can negatively affect a joint owners’ credit rating. Our attorneys are seasoned in actions to force the sale of jointly owned property – also known as a partition action. Examples of the necessity of a partition action include:
- The separation of co-owners of property formerly living together in the property
- Disputes involving the best use of the property
- Jointly owned commercial property