agreed boundary

agreed boundary

A doctrine that allows adjoining landowners to agree regarding the location of the true boundary line between themselves,if the line is in doubt.An oral agreement as to the location of the true boundary line is usually enforceable, despite statute of frauds laws that require all contracts relative to real estate to be in writing. In contrast, an oral agreement to compromise a boundary line,perhaps to “split the difference”and establish it someplace in the middle between two conflicting opinions,must be in writing to be enforceable.

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Since the south Sudan independence three years ago, the two countries renew their commitment to demarcate the agreed boundary and to establish a Safe Demilitarized Border Zone (SDBZ) over the disputed zones but nothing is done on the ground.
with the Separation Wall, said the release, has resulted in the agreed boundary
Other areas that will be mapped include Khalifa Port Industrial Zone northeast to the Dubai border and remaining waters of Arabian Gulf within Abu Dhabi emirate out to the Agreed Boundary Line.
The sources further revealed that the first big step would be to have a mutually agreed boundary between the two nations.
Ensure they prepare a new Plan, to the required specification, showing the agreed boundary line, for submission to the Land Registry.
The cutoff point of 1974 is much later than any I have yet encountered in Soviet cultural studies: a commonly agreed boundary is 1968, the year of the Soviets' invasion of Czechoslovakia (the trials of Joseph Brodsky and Audrey Sinyavsky took place in 1964 and 1960 respectively).
The agreed boundary extension represents a 50 per cent increase in the area of the city.
There is no agreed boundary in the Northern Gulf, either between Iran and Iraq or between Iraq and Kuwait.
The prevalence of these clauses in boundary treaties may have set a precedent for states to cooperate over straddling deposits when a boundary has already been agreed, but obligations when there is no agreed boundary are less clear.
The traditional theory is that the dyke was an agreed boundary, fixed by a treaty between the increasingly powerful Mercian kingdom and the Welsh; historians point to the equally beneficial position of the dyke at various points along its length as evidence of a settled frontier.