Property lines and property issues of all kinds are best handled by knowing what the laws are and what you can do if a property line dispute should arise. D.G. Smyth & Co. Inc. works with people in the State of Texas and beyond to help them understand what their property rights are and what steps need to be taken when dealing with a dispute.
Removal of a Mutual Fence
One of the issues that people frequently run into is the fact that many fences that are out there are shared between two or more properties. It is quite common for more than one person to reasonably have a claim to make about the fence, and it may also mean that it is necessary to get the consent of the other property owners to ensure that they are okay with the idea of you removing the fence that is on both your property and theirs.
Texas law dictates that all parties must mutually agree to a fence removal if that fence is along the property lines of more than one landowner. The importance of this is that you can get into some serious hot water if you are not careful about making sure that the rights of all property owners are protected.
Getting a Land Surveyor to Help Out
Think about what you want to do and if you may need a land surveyor to come out and look over everything that you are attempting to do. You may discover that the fence is actually entirely on your property. If that is the case, then it is possible that you may have the right to take out the fence entirely if you wish to do so. This is up to you, and there is no guarantee that you will discover that the fence is only on your land, but it is better to know than not.
On top of all of this, you may also find it to be to your benefit to get a land surveyor out simply to figure out how much it may cost to remove and replace a fence. Bringing the figures to the attention of your neighbors who also have a say in the matter is a great way to build trust with them and perhaps convince them that it is in their best interest to go along with your plan and ultimately get the fence removed. In fact, there are scenarios where it may add additional value to both your property and the property of the other parties if you get the fence taken out.
Think about how you want to approach this question, and then get to work getting the property team out to come and help you. It may be one of the best decisions that you can make in regards to taking care of a fence that you want to get taken out. Just make sure you are always staying well within the law when doing anything like this.