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Friday, June 1st, 2012 at 4:39am. 1566 Views, 0 Comments.
In real estate terms, encroachments are intrusions onto a property. Older neighborhoods in Hawaii often have encroachments because the methods of measuring for land surveys decades ago were not as accurate as current methods are.
Encroachments commonly involve walls. For example, a homeowner constructs a wall along the perimeter of his property, believing that the wall is inside the property lines. Later, a survey is performed and it is found that the wall crosses the boundary and encroaches into the neighbor's property.
For residential properties in Hawaii, an encroachment of six inches or less is considered "de minimis". For purposes of buying and selling real estate in Hawaii, de minimis encroachments do not require encroachment…