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Old 05-31-2013, 02:34 PM  
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Default Neighbour trespasses every day

The way the property line is that she parts her car with the wheel about 1" from the property line. Obviously every time she gets out of the car she is on my side of the property. (there is no fence yet.)
The next thing is their shed is also on the property line and the overhang is about 6" over my property.

At first i thought it was a sort of honest mistake, but now i see these people are very cheap and sneaky. It is just plain rude. They park their cars in the drive way then use my drive way to get into their backyard! The problem is they will have to width their own drive way, is not my problem.
I should to talk to them, but it is not like they don't know what they are doing is wrong... I have a good mind to build a fence and send them the bill before cutting down the roof of their shed. The previous owner also complained about these people. Guess what they are jehovas, i guess love their neighbour has a different meaning for them. More like take from they neighbour.



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Old 05-31-2013, 02:44 PM  
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Rules are rules.

If you were to ask the county, I am sure they could make them move or remove the shed.

I would try talking to them first.



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You would likely win every fight if you're right, but there is nothing worse than living beside someone you're fighting with. The trick is to find the right tone when you start the disscusion.
First trick is to make absolutely sure you are right. you would hat to start something just to find you were wrong about where the line was. Even if you have corner pins for your lot, they can be moved or bent, you need a site plan for the neighbourhood so you can check them too. Once you have that proved run a tight bright coloured string along that side or do the whole lot so it doen't look like you were looking for a fight. After a few days just go and tell the you were thinking about a fence and the shed seems to be a problem and judge their mood from there.
If you do build a fence, you had to do this work anyway.

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Check with the city or county about set-back requirements for permanent structures. This would determine if their shed is in violation or not. I like Neal's approach because it is subtle but clear.

In law, remember that abandoning your property by creating a pattern and practice of them using it could be a problem ...

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Yes you first check out the rules about permanent structures and find out their shed is illegal or not. After that you inform them about the situation if they didn't agree to remove then take the legal action because it's your right.

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

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I would not like to live next door to you. The shed is obviously a problem but complaining because the walk on your property when they exit their car, Get over it.

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Way back when, my Dad's neighbors built a garage right on the property line with the overhang over the line. The setback was three feet back then. He didn't pursue it and now, the Township won't do anything about it because it's been there so long. It has been a lot of years now and the garage looks like it could fall down in a slight wind.

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I would not like to live next door to you. The shed is obviously a problem but complaining because the walk on your property when they exit their car, Get over it.
Agreed. My neighbor even cuts the strip of grass between my driveway and lot line if he cuts first.
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Way back when, my Dad's neighbors built a garage right on the property line with the overhang over the line. The setback was three feet back then. He didn't pursue it and now, the Township won't do anything about it because it's been there so long. It has been a lot of years now and the garage looks like it could fall down in a slight wind.
Maybe it might need a lil persuasion in the middle of some windy nite.


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