Asked in Real Estate Law for Puerto Rico

Q: My wife has a fence that has a fence about 4 inches on her side of the property line. She had a survey and the Engineer

The engineer staked the property line. My wife says that she now needs to move the fence to the line? Is this correct?

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Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte
Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte
  • Carolina, PR
  • Licensed in Puerto Rico

A: Hello and thank you for using Justia. Now that she has had an Engineer prepare a "Mensura" (property measures), she needs to get Court Authorization to move the fence. This is a legal process to revindicate the property dementions as registered in the Property Registry Department, thus correcting the written to actuality.

If you or her need any additional information please feel free to contact me directly.

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