Is survey required prior to putting up fence when the property line is in question?

Neighbor is putting up a fence. Her choice. Property lines are in question. Who is responsible for

the survey?

Asked on July 8, 2016 under Real Estate Law, Texas


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

There is no affirmative obligation to perform a survey first, and she is not obligated to do or pay for one. If you believe that she is or may be encroaching on your land, you can have a survey done (you'd have to pay for it) and, if you find that she has put up a fence on your land, could file a legal action to have her move it and possibly for monetary compensation as well.

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