Simply put, a boundary line agreement is an agreement between two owners of adjacent parcels of land whereby the owners agree on the precise location of an otherwise unclear common boundary. A boundary line may not be clear depending on the description in the deed or subsequent changes to the landscape, construction of fences, etc.
The boundary line agreement typically has a survey attached showing where the common boundary line is located. The agreement may also reference a fence or related structure and agree that an owner may remove the fence and/or will not make a claim for the portion of land between the fence and the boundary line.
Perhaps most importantly, the agreement must run with the land in order to be binding on successors and assigns.
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