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Frank0 05-31-2013 11:09 PM

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Perhaps they need a good talking to, perhaps a bit more...


luckywinks 06-05-2013 08:45 AM

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I'm in the same boat as you and feel similarly. I recently converted my ugly lawn to a conservation garden though a program with the city. I didn't mind so much then but when they park their cars and big trucks and step out into my garden, now I'm angry, They simply need to be more mindful of their space and provide enough room for their vehicles and passenger's exit. I never granted them an easement over my front lawn!

My solution is to build a 3-4' cinderblock wall along the driveway which is very customary for our area -- many homes have this type of separation. Our city allows this height at this area and I plan to have this done as soon as I can afford. In the meantime I've thought about stacking a few of these blocks in the area where the "issue" is really a problem to put them on a visual notice a wall is coming soon. In this way they will see the beginning of some planned construction and take notice and hopefully begin to make some adjustments. I'd like to see how it might look anyhow and live with it before it's permanent fixed into place.

I see my neighbors from time to time and have light chit chat and have had to ask them previously about moving their trash cans off our shared property line outside my bedroom window and to move behind a gate. They seem to enjoy leaving their trash in street view all week long and it smells of dog feces as well. They were kind enough to move but refused to relocate behind a gate, thus continuing to violate a local code. I don't want any trouble with these neighbors but I do want live among people who follow the laws and are generally thoughtful and respectable folk.

I hope you can find a way to create a boundary that respects each other's properties in a friendly manner. I also sunk 2 x 4 posts in concrete every few feet and installed plants and have plans to attach some trellis at a future point on this same neighbor side. I may also add cinderblock here but am not certain just yet but this also puts them on notice. This is where they used to park their trash bins back towards the gate. .


Jungle 07-04-2013 02:27 PM

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Well i put sinder block and old wood on top of it to make a mini fence. A bunch came over on the weekend and they use my drive and front of my house as they like. I figure this is the best way since it is not permanent yet. I also wonder if i put the fence if they would damage it some how with their truck doors. So i think this is a good start.
The property line is not hard to see because they built a fence themselves in the backyard and it follows the other neighbours, i also have the property map.


Jungle 07-05-2013 09:14 AM

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This is getting stranger.
I talked to the women's daughter and she is claiming some like 30 years ago there was garage there etc.
So i decided to measure the distance between the houses, she is already getting 2 extra feet. Is it fair to assume the property line might have been right between the two house equal distance? Well that was my thought so i measured the frontage, we both have 50ft. This is maybe the best way is to measure our frontage?
From what i can tell the property line is over even further, the shed is maybe 1ft over the property line.
It looks the back neighbour8 is losing 1-2 ft too. I think the best thing is complain to the city and have them look into the shed and decide where the property lines is. They will order the building removed, that would be the only way unless she agrees. That way it will be settled.
See 384, then 8 the fence continue the same line. I was going by 8's fence, so in conclusion the property line must be in the exact middle of the driveways.


CallMeVilla 07-05-2013 11:31 AM

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Are you truly ready for the fight that is brewing??

Actually, "eminent domain" is an act by government to take your property. What y'all are discussing "adverse possession." This is where title to another's real property can be acquired without compensation, by holding the property in a way that conflicts with the true owner's rights for a specified period. That specified time is set by State law. An example might be "squatter's rights" or the use of your property for many years without you taking action.

You can identify the property line by locating the surveyor's marker which is usually placed near the sidewalk by the street to identify the property line.


CallMeVilla 07-05-2013 11:31 AM

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Are you truly ready for the fight that is brewing??

Actually, "eminent domain" is an act by government to take your property. What y'all are discussing "adverse possession." This is where title to another's real property can be acquired without compensation, by holding the property in a way that conflicts with the true owner's rights for a specified period. That specified time is set by State law. An example might be "squatter's rights" or the use of your property for many years without you taking action.

You can identify the property line by locating the surveyor's marker which is usually placed near the sidewalk by the street to identify the property line.


CallMeVilla 07-07-2013 08:59 PM

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To purchase the house today, a title search must be conducted which would include a complete parcel map. THAT map is available from any title insurance company for a fee. It might be a confusing situation or it might be quite simple.

The main point is that abandoning the land by letting your nrighbors "squat" on it for years could mean you have lost your rights to it. Get your facts FIRST. Then formulate a plan that will guarantee ownership and a clear title.



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