Real Estate Term of the Day: Encroachment

Real Estate Term of the Day: Encroachment

ENCROACHMENT – a building, a part of a building, or an obstruction that physically intrudes upon, overlaps, or trespasses upon the property of another (Barron’s Dictionary of Real Estate Terms)

Encroachments can be found by a title search and/or land survey (in most cases an ILC – Improvement Location Certificate for residential properties).  If you are buying a home that has an encroachment, it is very important to address those issues before completing the sale.


See also: Land Title Technical Bulletin: Surveys and Survey Protection

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