When a boundary survey is performed, occasionally conflicts arise pertaining to the location of a property line, or there is an encroachment of improvements over a property line. In this case, adjoining landowners may choose to solve the issue by creating an easement or boundary line agreement.
A boundary line agreement will allow adjoining landowners to accept an alternate line as their common boundary. This line can be determined by the location of existing features (i.e. A fence, wall, road, driveway or building) or another agreed upon location. The boundary line agreement is prepared by a surveyor who will first describe the original dimensions of the both subject properties and then describe the new boundary line. These documents are signed by both landowners and once they are recorded, will permanently change the location of the affected property line.