Legal descriptions for cottage properties are often from very old deeds and the actual boundary limits may not coincide with actual use. When up-to-date surveys are obtained, often encroachments over or from adjoining property buildings are revealed or boundary limits are inconsistent with registered title. Easements and rights-of-way are sometimes unregistered and can therefore be legally unenforceable, depending upon whether prescriptive rights can be established. Zoning infractions and noise bylaws can be breached. Fire safety concerns can arise with outdoor campfires and water safety concerns with boating and lake usage. Environmental damage can occur to property and water supply, depending upon neighbours’ maintenance of septic systems and wells. The location of fences can be disputed and the right of parties to remove boundary trees is subject to both owners’ prior consent. These are just a sampling of the kinds of issues that might arise.