justice-smiles-green-large.pngThe scenario is this. You and your neighbor have purchased properties. Neither you nor your neighbor had a survey prior to purchase. So, the result is when either of you later do have a survey, it is discovered that there are in fact some [potential] encroachments.

However when you purchased your home, you found out – verbally of course

gray-large.pngBuck Harrison, the City of Bellevue’s Project Manager, shared an excellent opinion he authored which sheds considerable light on the difference between Boundary Line Agreements (“Agreements”) and Boundary Line Adjustments (“Adjustments”).

The specific call of the question Mr. Harrison posed 2011.07.15 was:

Does a parcel wherein the boundary lines have been altered pursuant to RCW 58.04.007

justice-smiles-green-large.pngThe transfer of land generally requires a written document, which is then recorded. This is per a body of contract law called the Statute of Frauds. The Statute of Frauds emerged in common law to protect against situations in which someone might make a claim based merely on what was purportedly spoken. The idea is