What Does Purchasing a House With an Encroachment Mean?

Many purchasers of residential real estate do not engage a surveyor to survey the property before purchasing it. This can be a mistake in compact older residential areas where side yards are small or with any property that is bounded by a neighbor's fence. Surveys can identify encroachments on the property that are a threat to your ownership and use of it. Encroachment Defined An encroachment exists...

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