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If you own property in San Diego, it is important to understand local zoning laws, and the laws governing property lines. Knowing where your boundaries are and what rights you have over the use of your land is essential for a variety of reasons.
From installing a fence to resolving disputes with neighbors, understanding the laws on property lines will help keep you on the right side of the law. In this guide, we’ll tell you how to find your property boundaries, how to find your property line for a fence, and even provide information on California Civil Code Section 841 which regulates property lines in San Diego.
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Finding Your Property Boundaries
The first step to understanding the laws on property lines is finding your boundaries. One of the easiest ways to do this is to look at your property deed, which has a legal description of your land’s boundaries. The description typically uses direction (north, east, south, west) and degrees of measurement such as feet or yards to explain the boundary lines in detail.
Another way to do this is by contacting a licensed land surveyor or visiting your county recorder’s office who can give you accurate information about where your property begins and where your property ends. Here in San Diego County, you can also generally find your property lines online through the local assessor’s office on their website.
During a property line survey or land survey, a surveyor will measure and analyze your land, looking for markers that indicate the boundaries of your property. These property line markers may be natural features like trees or rocks, or man-made features like posts in the ground or fences.
How To Find Property Lines for a Fence
Once you have established the boundary lines of your property, you need to know where to place a fence. Generally, you will need to keep the fence within your property boundaries and should not encroach onto another person’s land to avoid property disputes.
It is important to note though that in some cases, you may not be allowed to build a fence on your property due to local ordinances or restrictions. For example, if you live in a neighborhood with Homeowners Association rules, there may be regulations that limit the type and height of fences you can install. It’s best to check with your local government before proceeding with any fence installation.
California Civil Code Section 841 (Property Lines)
In San Diego, property lines are regulated by California Civil Code Section 841. This law states that landowners must respect the boundaries of their own land and not trespass onto the lands of others without permission. If a dispute arises over property lines or a disagreement arises between property owners about whether or not a fence is on the boundary line, an easement attorney in San Diego can help you resolve the issue and make sure your rights under California Civil Code Section 841 are respected.
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Joshi Law Group specializes in disputes over legal boundaries
If you are a property owner in San Diego and need legal help with legal disputes over property lines or other land-related issues, it is important to work with a knowledgeable real estate attorney. Joshi Law Group specializes in easement laws and can help you understand your rights as a property owner and ensure that you are complying with the applicable laws. Contact us today for more information on our services or to get started with a free case evaluation!
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We offer free case evaluations, so don’t hesitate to contact us and let us know how we can help. An experienced real estate attorney at Joshi Law Group will work closely with you to understand your needs and develop a strategy that is tailored to your situation. We have decades of experience working with property owners in San Diego, and we are here to ensure that your rights are respected and that all applicable laws are followed. Contact us today for more information!