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  • Clarity on property ownership rights.
  • Resolution of boundary disputes.
  • Protection against encroachment claims.
  • Avoidance of costly court battles.
  • Assurance of land use rights.
  • Prevention of future legal issues.

What is Boundary and easement disputes?

Boundary and easement disputes under South African law involve disagreements over property lines and rights of way. Services can help resolve these disputes legally and amicably.

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FAQ for Boundary and easement disputes

What is the definition of a boundary dispute?

A boundary dispute is a disagreement between two or more parties over the location, ownership, or use of a property boundary. This can involve a physical boundary, such as a fence or wall, or a legal boundary, such as a property line on a map.

What is an easement?

An easement is a legal right to use a portion of someone else's property for a specific purpose. This can include the right to cross someone else's property to access your own, or the right to use a portion of someone else's land for a specific purpose, such as a driveway or utility line.

What are some common causes of boundary and easement disputes?

Common causes of boundary and easement disputes include unclear or outdated property boundaries, changes in land use, disputes over access to utilities or resources, and disagreements over the maintenance and upkeep of shared property.

Legal remedies for boundary and easement disputes can include mediation, arbitration, or litigation. In some cases, a court may issue an injunction ordering one party to stop using or interfering with the other party's property. In other cases, a court may order a boundary survey or other measures to determine the true location of a property line.

How can I prevent boundary and easement disputes from happening?

The best way to prevent boundary and easement disputes is to ensure that your property boundaries are clearly defined and well-maintained. This can include conducting regular surveys to verify property lines, maintaining fences and other boundary markers, and communicating with neighbors and other parties who may have an interest in your property. If a dispute does arise, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible to help resolve the issue before it escalates.

Conveyancing attorneys in South Africa specialize in the transfer of property ownership and the registration of immovable property transactions. The primary legislation governing conveyancing in South Africa is the Deeds Registries Act of 1937. This act outlines the procedures and requirements for the registration, transfer, and mortgage of immovable property. The Law Society of South Africa, along with its provincial branches, regulates and provides guidance to conveyancing attorneys. To access more information about conveyancing law and the Law Society of South Africa, you can visit the following links:

  1. Deeds Registries Act:
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