There Are Many Types of Land Disputes

Property disputes come in many forms. Examples include individuals litigating the ownership rights of a property (title), the ownership lines between one property and another (boundary), one’s right to use the land of another (easement) or even coastal or littoral boundaries (ambulatory/water boundaries). No matter your dispute, Dr. Nettleman can help.

Land Title

Ownership of land rights, otherwise known as land title, is often disputed due to poor record keeping of conveyances, mistakes in the chain-of-title or the grantor deeding more than they actually owned. Dr. Nettleman has been researching title records in county, state and federal clearinghouses for over a decade. Leverage his research experience today by contacting him below.

Boundary Location

Land surveyors locate boundaries by researching the written records for the subject property and its adjoinders, searching for evidence of those written documents in the field, and the reconciling the written and physical evidence to find the true boundary of the property. But when the written and physical records conflict or are ambiguous, boundary uncertainty follows. Let Dr. Nettleman, Professional Land Surveyor, help unravel the mystery by contacting him below.

Easements and Rights-of-Way

Non-possessory rights – otherwise known as easements, covenants, and servitudes, are some of the most heavily disputed and litigated topics of land surveyor practice and land law. Why? Because you always have at least two parties: the dominant estate and the servient estate. This land-sharing arrangement breeds conflict. Dr. Nettleman, Professional Land Surveyor, has helped over a dozen clients resolve easement and covenant issues.

Water Title, Boundary and Rights

Littoral/riparian title, boundary, easement and rights can be some of the most frustrating and time consuming land disputes. This is especially true since water boundaries are constantly moving – whether we can see those movements or not. Dr. Nettleman’s PhD dissertation topic about the affect of water boundary movements on the ownership rights of coastal citizens has allowed him to spend many years researching this topic. Contact him for help today.


As professionals, land surveyors owe their clients and the public certain special duties. But determining if the duty was breached under a set of facts can often be difficult and confusing. Dr. Nettleman has testified for both plaintiffs and defendants concerning land survey negligence and professional responsibility issues many times.

Attorney and Expert Fees

Post-trial relief for attorney’s fees and expert witness fees can require as much time and effort as the trial itself. Dr. Nettleman has helped many clients explain to the courts whether a case was frivolous in order to collect or avoid paying attorney’s fees. Similarly, Dr. Nettleman has produced written reports and given testimony concerning the reasonableness of expert fees in engineering, surveying and other professional-expert cases.

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