Landed in a boundary dispute? Note these points that could help you solve it

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Boundary disputes are a common hurdle that one faces, especially when you sell or purchase lands or when you decide to build boundary wall/ fence. If dragged into legal muddle, these cases might take years, in some cases decades, to get solved. So, it is important to make sure that boundaries are properly marked in the title deed when you buy or sell a land.

In the case of a boundary dispute, the owner of the land could submit an application to the tahsildar to reveal the original markings of boundaries as per the earlier and official records. The applicant must use form number 10 for this. A court fee stamp worth Rs 5 too should be pasted on the signed application.

Complaints during resurvey

If the owner feels that there are some disparities when resurvey is conducted at the village panchayat level, he/she could raise complaints on the spot. The head surveyor will look into the complaint and do the needful. To know more about the resurvey, you could contact the resurvey assistant or resurvey superintendant.

Determining the boundaries

Boundary disputes are not a new phenomenon. Countries have waged wars to stake claim on the land that they believe to be theirs. Disputes arise when the survey stones that mark the boundaries are lost. In this case, the land has to be measured again and new survey stones have to be placed. For this, the owner must submit an application using form number 10. A court fee stamp worth Rs 5 should be pasted on the signed form. If resurveys haven’t been completed in the respective village panchayat, the land in question could be measured with the special permission of the district collector. 

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