Austin Construction And Real Estate Law Blog

What to do when a neighbor crosses your property line

Is someone else using your land? Depending where you live, It could be as minor as letting pets wander where they shouldn’t, kids playing a little too far from their own home or a fence crossing over the border. In rural or large lots, it could be something more egregious, such as hunting or even a building that crosses your property line.

Property disputes are common in Texas and, depending on the violation and the personalities involved, they can require different levels of resolution. Sometimes talking it out or reaching a compromise will do. Other situations require legal action.

Home insurance claims guide for first-time buyers

Congratulations, you've got the keys to your first home, and you almost feel settled in. Buying a home can be an overwhelming process, but who you will trust to protect your home can make for an uncertain choice as well. Every home insurance company says they offer the best protection for your home, but who will actually be there when you need them?

Here are three things to know about home insurance and the claims process:

Why do real estate developers need land surveyors?

We’ve all seen land surveyors – they’re the women and men out in fields, along roadsides and stationed on vacant city lots who are wearing orange vests and operating camera-like devices that sit atop yellow tripods. Depending on where you live, you may see land surveyors frequently. They are especially noticeable in to-be-developed areas.

Have you ever wondered exactly what they are looking at through their lenses?

Contact the Firm

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy


Law Office of Tom Murphy
9600 Great Hills Trail
Suite 150 W
Austin, TX 78759

Phone: 512-774-6883
Fax: 512-493-0691
Map & Directions