Real estate encroachments in property sales, what does that term mean?
When everything is going smoothly on the way to a real estate closing and then uh oh. The news there is a big, bad encroachment, something interfering with the enjoyment of the land.
Affecting the value or full use of the property somehow.
What is an encroachment?
Put simply. the most common kind in real estate involves a building, a structure of some type built over the boundary line.
Or hanging over it so that on the ground level there may, not appear to be crowding or overlapping.
An encroachment interferes with the full enjoyment, value and use of a property.
So look up, see that big old rickety maple shade tree with sprawling limbs hanging over your utility power line? Ready, waiting, itching to come down in a strong Northeaster wind gust. When you will be saying "there goes the corner of the back porch I used to enjoy so much."