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Video – Attorney Andre Clark Explains How Boundary Line Disputes Can Be A Big Problem In Real Estate Law

Video – Attorney Andre Clark Explains How Boundary Line Disputes Can Be A Big Problem In Real Estate Law

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“Property line, boundary line is off, and they didn’t know about it. Is there… Do you get involved with litigation along those lines? And I remember reading, and that’s one question. And the second one, I remember reading somewhere that…is there a period of time that if it goes by that, they actually lose the use of that piece of land, or a piece of property, or the area that is in dispute?”

Andre Clark – Real Estate Attorney – Los Angeles/San Bernardino County, CA

“Ok. So, let’s first talk about…One question deals with… what are your rights? I guess, when you find out that there’s an interference with boundary. One talked about how fraud could be related to that. If an owner or seller knows of a boundary defect, and they make some type of representation as to those boundaries when you’re buying the property, that could be a fraud claim. That

‘I would not have purchased this property if I knew about this boundary defect’.

And it could be something small as,

‘hey, your boundary is crossing in the middle of this tree’,

to,

‘hey, that acre of land is actually mine and not yours’.

Of course, the acre would be more important than dealing with a tree that can be removed. Now, when you’re dealing with a dispute over property lines, and without getting all technical, because I usually don’t go here. I had to know it for the bar. But if I had to review these rules before I advise somebody, I would actually go look at the rules again.

But generally, it’s called an encroachment… it’s when somebody else’s property is on your property, or encroaching your property. Yes, you usually have a certain time frame, like a statute of limitations, to do something about it, or it could be presumed that you allowed it to happen. What goes into that analysis is really your knowledge, You know about it… and certain things like that. So, just without getting into the law and saying something incorrectly about the law, especially an area that I usually don’t get involved in, I would say, yes, there are some timelines when you find out that there is a problem with your property line.

One, you have… you have statute limitations on lawsuits in general. And from the time that you know, if you don’t do nothing about it, it could be presumed that you accepted it. Because you have what they call easement, where you can get a right in land without even permission. Like express permission… it’s kind of like an adverse possession claim, where you used that easement, open and notoriously, and nobody ever says anything about it after so many years, that easement is an entrance in land. And that’s kind of a situation where an owner knew about it, or had an opportunity to know about it, but didn’t do anything, so they lost their right to do something.”

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Andre Clark has a long history in real estate, starting his career in 2005. He managed hundreds of properties and gained valuable experience in the industry. In 2018, he decided to pursue his passion and become a real estate lawyer. He opened his own firm, the Law Office of Andre Clark, serving clients in four counties in California. His expertise in real estate helps him handle complex contract issues for his high-profile clients. He can draft, review, and enforce contracts with skill and confidence. “I love what I do,” he says. “It’s like solving a puzzle; I find the best solution for each case.” He has achieved impressive results, including winning a Ninth Circuit oral argument in his first year as a lawyer—a decision that was published.

Andre leads a successful law practice with the help of several of-counsel attorneys who join him as needed. Clients appreciate the knowledge and experience that Andre and his team offer, as well as the dedication and attention they give to each case. Andre is also committed to transparency and communication with his clients. He always conducts an audit of each case before taking it on, to help his clients avoid litigation whenever possible. He has earned high ratings on Avvo for his work. “I always listen to what my clients want and make sure I deliver,” he says. “I’m proud to be honest and trustworthy.”

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