Easement, Shared Driveway, and Boundary Line Agreements
The attorneys of Williams Teusink provide legal advice and litigation in the area of easement, shared driveway, and boundary line agreements.
If you own or plan to own real estate in Georgia, you may be wondering how easement agreements and other agreements to use or enter onto the real property of another may affect your property and its value.
An easement, otherwise known as a right of way, is a right granted to the holder of the easement to use property not owned by the holder. An easement agreement can grant an affirmative easement, such as allowing an individual to drive across a neighboring property to reach a public road, or a negative easement, such as preventing an individual from building a fence that would obstruct his neighbor’s view. An easement generally runs with the land, meaning that such agreements can affect your property well into the future.
Many homes, particularly in more rural Georgia counties, have shared (or common) driveways. Sharing a driveway comes with both benefits and frustrations. A major advantage of a shared driveway is that it generally means the costs of maintenance and repair are shared between you and the other owners. On the other hand, you may be limited in how you can use the driveway, which can often lead to disagreements between neighbors. The exact arrangement of a shared driveway agreement can vary, but a well-drafted agreement establishes rules that dictate how the driveway will be cared for and how disagreements will be handled should they arise.
Ever wonder where the exact line of your property ends and your neighbor’s property begins? Questions about the precise edges of neighboring boundaries can arise for a number of reasons from survey discrepancies over the many times the property has changed hands over the years to assumptions based on existing fences or landscape boundaries. While the boundary lines of your property aren’t always clear, you don’t have to leave it up to chance or guesswork. Having an experienced real estate attorney assist you in drafting an enforceable boundary line agreement can help alleviate uncertainty and resolve any inconsistencies or disputes between neighbors.
Easement, Shared Driveway, and Boundary Line Agreement Lawyers
In order to ensure that you have the right to use and enjoy your property to the greatest extent possible, it is imperative that you have experience behind you when you are entering into agreements for easements, shared driveways, and boundary lines. While the short term benefits of such agreements may be lucrative, you need an experienced real estate attorney that will ensure that all of your interests are being protected in both the short term and long term. Establishing a clear agreement will help prevent litigation and liability problems in the future.
Easement, Shared Driveway, and Boundary Line Agreements in Atlanta, Georgia
Williams Teusink is the answer for anyone in metro Atlanta and surrounding Georgia counties looking to propose, accept, or negotiate an easement, shared driveway, or boundary line agreement. With decades of experience drafting and reviewing such agreements, our firm has the expertise necessary to ensure that your rights and best interests are being protected every step of the way.