Boundary Line Agreement / Planning
1. If the BLA is being used to clear up an ambiguity in the record, NO. That is not something any local agency should be involved in. It is None Of Their Business.
2. If the BLA is being used to move lines, then perhaps it is a good idea if there is a potential that one of the resulting parcels may not conform to codes making it difficult to develop.
Note: Lenders/Mortgage holders need to be consulted (or their influence must be considered at a minimum)! They actually hold a "higher interest" in the lands than the "owners"
It would help to know the jurisdiction of the OP, but in WA, a BLA is different from a BLA.
Boundary Line Adjustment = Review
Boundary Line Agreement = No review (but many (most or all?) counties will not allow them)
In theory, two land owners could quit claim to the other the adjoining lot and I could just show it on a Record of Survey. (Not advisable, and that is basically what a BLAgreement is).
The issue isn't really about clearing up ownership issues (encroachments, which is what a Boundary Line Adjustment is for) or defining a unknown boundary (Agreement). The key issue is having a legal lot that you can build on at the end. You will find that hard to obtain in many jurisdictions without review.
Ambiguity is not required to have a valid boundary location agreement, only uncertainty which means the property owners don't know where the boundary is located, if they don't know then they aren't moving it, only agreeing as to where it is located.
There are a lot of moving parts but to simplify I would say if the uncertainty is objective (for example, property corners are marked by an old survey) then do a Boundary Location Agreement and leave the agency out of it. If the uncertainty is subjective (usually a fence of unknown origin) and the neighbors are agreeable then do a Boundary Line Adjustment (if it can meet zoning and get approved) even though technically it may not be required. However, there are numerous exceptions and left turns to the above.
Probably in a lot of cases if a boundary line adjustment can be pushed through and the owners are agreeable then that would be the best way to cement it into place in all the different points of authority (owners, title companies, lenders, local agency).
I think so... if you assist n creating a non-conforming parcel you could be held responsible for damages. It should definitely be reviewed by the Mortgage Co.
think so... if you assist in creating a non-conforming parcel you could be held responsible for damages. It should definitely be reviewed by the Mortgage Co.