A recent prospective customer contacted us to remove 6-feet of their 3rd car garage to ensure the structure was 5-feet from the property line. The prior owner had built the non-permitted garage 1-foot over the neighboring line. After several months of deliberation, the title company is reimbursing expenses to ensure the structure complies with county property line regulations.
Title insurance exists to compensate for disputes between land owners over property lines and for the proporty itself. A Preliminary Title Report should identify any abnormalities with the property such as easements, setbacks, wells and even mineral rights. If the land under your home is a mineral rights claim by another party, your home could be in jeopardy.