Knowing where your property lines are is a necessary point in homeownership. Without this knowledge, you may upset neighbors, have neighbors infringe on your property, or possibly break the law on accident. There are a number of methods to figuring out your property lines, here they are.
Understanding adverse possession: It’s very important to know where your property lines are if your state has adverse possession laws. These laws state that if someone is taking care of your land for X amount of years they have a legal right to that land. So if your neighbor has been mowing a piece of your land for the past decade they may have the right to ownership over it! The amount of time that someone has been taking care of, or you have been taking care of someone else’s property varies from state to state, but knowing where your property lines are will help stop you from falling victim to these laws.