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Old 04-03-2014, 06:18 AM  
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A proper survey is the best way to go. When it's done you can get the certified copy which shows boundaries and location of buildings relative to those boundaries.
You'll probably upset a neighbor or two but you're the one paying taxes on the property...all of it.
It can also prevent issues if you decide to sell in the future. You don't want to lose a sale because of potential boundary disputes.
I would even tell your neighbors that you want the issue resolved because you're considering putting your property on the market. Even if you never do.



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Sell the property to the squatters and move on or get serious about kissing butt because it sounds like you're in a town that they are all related to your neighbor.



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I think the best solution is to file in small claims before you do anything, it only cost $160. That way the judge will hold the case and order that the survey costs are split. Why should i pay $1000 for a survey when it is the neighbors fault? At this point the bully neighbor is likely to back off, rather than risk paying the high survey fees. At worst case i lose $160, but it is really a fee for someone else to mediate this situation which is worth it.

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In my on-and-off involvement with THE LAW I happened upon this story.

Two guys found a clam on a beach and argued over who it belongs to.
The law comes walking along the beach and so they each make their case. Each had a good case for ownership.
The law opens the clam, gives each one half the shell and then eats the meat.

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Two guys found a clam on a beach and argued over who it belongs to.
The law comes walking along the beach and so they each make their case. Each had a good case for ownership.
The law opens the clam, gives each one half the shell and then eats the meat.
Was that THE LAW or just THE LAWYER?
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Was that THE LAW or just THE LAWYER?
I've been taken to the cleaners, and defrauded, by both, some of whom acted illegally without punishment, and probably without fear of punishment.

At least with some of them I was so tenacious that they were pretty mad at me at the end, and at least one lawyer was terrified. A Pyrrhic victory, if a victory at all.

Probably I've enriched the legal profession by $20K or $30K, over decades.

A lawyer in a foreign film I saw said that, The law is not concerned with the truth, it is concerned with what can be proved, and a lawyer at the gym where I work out more or less confirmed this statement.
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The law is not concerned with the truth, it is concerned with what can be proved, and a lawyer at the gym where I work out more or less confirmed this statement.

Sad to say, but after this past year, I agree. We had to sue 2 customers who didn't pay for their roof installations. We won both suits. Cost about 25k so far in legal fees and haven't got a penny yet. The whole process seems to be about protecting the deadbeats and not the honest citizen. My whole faith in the judicial system has been greatly challenged. At least one of the theifs had their house sold on the court house steps, their furniture moved to the front yard and I got to watch. 2.5 million $ house sold at 1.5. Sucks to be them.
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^
http://behavenet.com/node/21650
I had a tenant like this once but at the time I didn't realize what I was dealing with. I'm sadder and wiser by now.

If you get more than your share of these people (I forget what percentage are in the general population) you need to change something. Depending on how many customers you have over how many years, your number may just have come up.

The trouble is, there is more than a casual connection between CEOs and sociopaths, and CEOs can do some real damage to many, many people.

The outlook is not good for this personality disorder, nor for paranoids. The thing is, if you're in the business/commerce world it helps to be a sociopath and if you're in combat/warfare it helps to be paranoid.

And I think commerce is sublimated warfare but that view may not be widely held!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sublimation_(psychology)
Speaking of sublimation, people who want to hurt people sometimes become surgeons or prize fighters.

Unless you live on a desert island I recommend looking through the DSM-IV or V in the reference section of your local library. I have the DSM-IV but I don't feel like shelling out $160 for the fifth edition.

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Sad to say, but after this past year, I agree. We had to sue 2 customers who didn't pay for their roof installations. We won both suits. Cost about 25k so far in legal fees and haven't got a penny yet. The whole process seems to be about protecting the deadbeats and not the honest citizen. My whole faith in the judicial system has been greatly challenged. At least one of the theifs had their house sold on the court house steps, their furniture moved to the front yard and I got to watch. 2.5 million $ house sold at 1.5. Sucks to be them.
Did you get your money from the lien filed?
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There may have been liens that took priority
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